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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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Inside Washington

January 04-17, 2015



Dennis Hastert and Dick Gephardt Talk About Fixing Congress
Former U.S. congressmen Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and Richard Gephardt (D-MO) know a bit about bipartisanship, having led Congress in an era of relative peace in the early 1990s despite their difference in political party. They encouraged The Washington Center’s fall 2014...
October 21, 2014


Breaking into Broadcasting: CBS' T. Sean Herbert '89 Gives Interns an Insider's Take
Be assertive. Be collaborative. And never call your news program a "show" - at least if you want to be taken seriously. Award-winning CBS News Producer T. Sean Herbert '89 offered that advice and a slew of stories from his broadcasting career during an Oct. 21 lunchtime...
October 22, 2014

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