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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

Fall & Postgraduate
8/26/15 – 12/12/15

8/26/15 – 11/07/15

Priority deadline – 5/06/15
Regular deadline – 6/10/15
Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 5/06/15

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Academic Seminars

National Security

May 10-23, 2015



Rep. Chris Shays and Jim Glassman Seek Path to Competitive Elections
Former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays joined Jim Glassman, executive director of the George W. Bush Institute, headlined a June 19 Simpson–Mineta Leaders Series event to discuss a major crisis facing American politics: election reform.   Steve Scully, political editor of C-...
June 22, 2015


Civic Engagement Programming Propels Alumni Careers
Professional-track programming wasn’t the only thing changing at The Washington Center this spring. The program’s civic engagement component received a refresh that aims to expand students’ definition of the practice from just direct volunteering to other forms of social...
June 15, 2015

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