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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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Internship Programs

01/21/15 - 05/06/15

01/21/15 - 05/06/15

Accepting applications on space-available basis.

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Academic Seminars

Inside Washington

January 04-17, 2015



Juan Williams and Stephen Hayes Break Down the Midterm Elections
The final installment of the fall 2014 Simpson Mineta Leaders Series on Nov.17 featured voices not typically heard in Washington’s political fray: Those from the middle, not the fringes.   Juan Williams, a political analyst for Fox News, and Stephen Hayes, a senior writer...
November 19, 2014


New York City Alumni Gather for Annual Reception
The Washington Center and Popular Community Bank hosted 50 alumni and friends at the beautiful Ford Foundation building in Midtown Manhattan on Nov. 12. Alumni from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania enjoyed an elegant reception and a chance to reconnect –...
November 14, 2014

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