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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.


The Washington Center Advantage

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

Since 1975, 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

Fall Semester
8/23/17 – 12/9/17

Global Competencies
8/23/17 – 12/9/17

Priority Deadline: 5/3/17
Regular Deadline: 6/7/17

Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 5/3/17


Academic Seminars

Cybersecurity 2017
May 14-21, 2017



The Washington Center Hosts Cybersecurity Seminar
From May 14th to May 21st The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars hosted a Cybersecurity Academic Seminar in Washington, D.C.   65 students from 19 universities and colleges across the United States spent a week examining issues surrounding the defensive...
May 24, 2017


Students, TWC honor top internship site supervisors of Spring 2017
The Washington Center named its most outstanding internship site supervisor and celebrated dozens of other influential mentors at an awards breakfast at the Residential and Academic Facility on Thursday, April 20. Tom Netting, a public policy advisor for Akerman LLP,...
April 25, 2017

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