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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

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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Inside Washington

January 04-17, 2015



Students Observe Live Open-Heart Surgery
Seven fall interns took part in a field trip Oct. 15 that definitely was not for the faint of heart. They joined cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Hassan Tetteh '93 at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute in Fairfax, Va., where they would watch a live operation in the center's...
October 16, 2014


Alumni Spotlight: Emmy Award Winning TV Executive Patrick Ignozzi
Patrick Ignozzi ’90 came to The Washington Center as a criminal law major eyeing a career in the legal field. He left the nation’s capital well on his way to becoming one of daytime television’s most successful producers, winning an Emmy Award as the producer of ABC’s “The...
October 14, 2014

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