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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

Since 1975, 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

Summer Term
5/24/17 – 8/5/17

Summer Quarter
6/4/17 – 8/12/17

Priority Deadline: 2/15/17
Regular Deadline: 3/15/17

Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 2/15/17


Academic Seminars

Cybersecurity 2017
May 14-21, 2017



The Washington Center to Host Inauguration 2017 Academic Seminar
The inauguration seminar is the final installment of a three part campaign 2016 academic seminar series at The Washington Center.   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Students from across the country will descend upon Washington, D.C. next week for the start of the Inauguration 2017...
January 5, 2017


Concluding the Fall '16 Semester
Students and staff at The Washington Center concluded the fall 2016 semester with a commencement ceremony on Friday, December 9.   After 15 eventful weeks in D.C., students took a few moments to celebrate what they accomplished, recognize those who went above and beyond...
December 20, 2016

Experience a Day in the Life of an Intern at The Washington Center

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