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Transforming Today's Students into Tomorrow's Leaders

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

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

Spring & Postgraduate
1/20/16 – 05/07/16

Priority deadline – 10/14/15
Regular deadline – 11/18/15
Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 10/14/15

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Academic Seminars

Inside Washington

January 3-16, 2016

Democratic National Convention

July 17-29, 2016

Republican National Convention

July 10-22, 2016



Gala 2015 | 40 & Forward
The Washington Center commemorated 40 years of transformational higher education at this year’s annual Gala: 40 & Forward.   This year’s Gala raised more than nearly $500,000 for student scholarships that will be offered for hundreds of students throughout the 2015-2016...
October 6, 2015


2015 Alumni Awards Breakfast
The Washington Center alumni community gathered on Oct.5 to honor Kevin McIntyre ’83, Kimberly Berryman ’05 and Angelique Sina ’10 – the recipients of the 2015 alumni awards. Fellow alumni, current TWC interns and staff celebrated McIntyre (a partner in the Washington, D.C...
October 7, 2015

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