Longtime TWC President Mike Smith to Step Down in 2016. Former Goldman Sachs executive Christopher Norton named successor. Read more...
The D.C. Internship Experience
Through our program, you will engage in meaningful coursework and programming, expand your network, and transition from college life into your professional future. Learn more...
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Become a Foreign Service Officer
This program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial, academic and professional development support, preparing them to succeed in the U.S. Foreign Service. Apply Now.
Experience The Washington Center
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.
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.
Spring & Postgraduate
1/20/16 – 05/07/16
Still accepting applications on a space-available basis
Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 10/14/15
January 15, 2016
January 3-16, 2016
Democratic National Convention
July 17-29, 2016
Republican National Convention
July 10-22, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! REMINDER: we won't have LEAD and Professional Track sessions on Friday, November 27. Enjoy your weekend!
Fall 2015 Commencement
Congratulations on making it through your semester at The Washington Center! Join us in celebrating your achievements at Commencement. Dress code: Business Professional Refreshments will...