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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

Spring & Postgraduate
1/20/16 – 05/07/16

Priority deadline – 10/14/15
Regular deadline – 11/18/15
Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 10/14/15

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Academic Seminars

Inside Washington

January 3-16, 2016

Democratic National Convention

July 17-29, 2016

Republican National Convention

July 10-22, 2016



The Gun Control Debate Comes to TWC
When Colin Goddard graduated from Virginia Tech University, he immediately packed his bags and moved to Washington to lobby for gun control reform. As a survivor of one of America’s worst mass shootings, there was no other way.   That shooting was the Virginia Tech massacre...
September 29, 2015


What SVU Doesn't Show You About Domestic Violence
Kahlida Lloyd '07 has spent much of her young legal career representing victims domestic violence and sexual assault. She dispels some myths about these important issues and offers practical advice for helping someone you may suspect of being a victim in this installment of...
September 15, 2015

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