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The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C., for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has 80 full-time staff and more than 50,000 alumni, many of whom are in leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.


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For more than 35 years, students have found The Washington Center’s program an excellent means of finding that kind of opportunity, enriching their studies and launching their careers. Learn more.


Experience Transforms

For over 35 years, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars has helped more than 50,000 students from around the world gain valuable experience, and set them on a course of achievement, leadership and engagement in their communities. In a recent survey, 98% of TWC interns said our program significantly strengthened their career prospects. Now, our alumni are leaders in virtually every field -- public service, journalism, business, law, medicine, education, and more.
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Internship Programs

05/28/14 - 08/09/14

Quarter & Postgrad
06/08/14 - 08/16/14

Accepting applications
on space-available basis

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Academic Seminars

National Security
05/11/14 - 05/24/14
Washington, D.C.
Deadline: 04/10/14

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EMILY's List President Discusses U.S. Democratic Women in Politics
During the third Simpson-Mineta Leaders Series (SMLS) of the spring 2014 semester, TWC interns learned about EMILY’s List, an organization that raises money to support House and Senate election campaigns for Democratic female candidates. The featured guest speaker was EMILY...
April 23, 2014


Spotlight: Texas Christian University Schieffer School Partnership
Although TCU's political science department has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with TWC, the Schieffer School in Washington program for journalism and strategic communications majors has only been in place since 2010.   John Lumpkin has coordinated the program since...
April 4, 2014

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