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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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01/21/15 - 05/06/15

01/21/15 - 05/06/15


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January 04-17, 2015



The Washington Center Hosts Gala 2014: Access and Opportunity
Candy Crowley, CNN’s Chief Political Correspondent serves as Master of Ceremonies for the event   WASHINGTON, DC – September 29, 2014 – Each year, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars hosts a black-tie gala to recognize the nation’s most influential...
September 29, 2014


The Washington Center and the New York Life Foundation Honor Schools with Civic Engagement Awards
Five schools receive a total of $100,000 in scholarship funding   WASHINGTON – Five colleges and universities were chosen this year from more than a 125 nominations to receive the 2014 New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement Award presented by The Washington Center...
September 29, 2014

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