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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 10-22, 2016

Republican National Convention

July 17-29, 2016



SMLS: Michael Eric Dyson and Ray Suarez Discuss Race in America
Over the past several months, MSNBC Political Analyst Michael Eric Dyson and Al Jazeera America reporter Ray Suarez have provided commentary and context to racial tensions that have flared in Baltimore and Charleston, S.C. They brought their insights to The Washington...
July 21, 2015


Interns Bolster Credentials at Career Boot Camp
Just two months ago, Vishnu Jagdar walked across a stage to receive his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University in New York. At Career Boot Camp on July 10, he prepared for a different stage: the hot summer jobs market.   He and more than 500 fellow students took part...
July 14, 2015

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