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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

5/27/15 – 8/8/15

Quarter & Postgraduate
6/7/15 – 8/15/15

Accepting Summer applications on a space-available basis

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Academic Seminars

National Security

May 10-23, 2015



Preparing for the Real World at Career Boot Camp
As The Washington Center approaches the half way point of the semester, many students are anticipating the impending reality of joining the workforce. Career boot camp is here to help.   Career boot camp is a one day workshop that sharpens interviewing skills and helps...
March 10, 2015


EBay's Brian Bieron '87 Talks Global Trade with Spring Interns
EBay executive Brian Bieron ’87 returned to TWC on Feb. 20, speaking with students from two TWC academic internship programs about the impacts the rapidly evolving Internet has on global trade.   Bieron, eBay’s executive director of global public policy, met with students...
February 26, 2015

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