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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.


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

Since 1975, 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

Fall Semester
8/24/16 – 12/10/16

Global Competencies
8/24/16 – 12/10/16

Accepting applications
on a space-available basis

Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 5/4/16


Academic Seminars

Presidential Inauguration
January 8-21, 2017



SMLS: Countdown to Election Day
Three leading journalists joined TWC students on Friday, Sept. 30. for the first installment of the Simpson-Mineta Leaders Series of the fall 2016 semester. Chicago Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet, Washington Post National Political Reporter Abby Phillip and...
October 3, 2016


TWC Recognized by the University of Mount Union for Lasting Partnership
High-impact learning is often traced back to high-impact partnerships and The Washington Center is proud of its longstanding relationship with the University of Mount Union. Since it began, more than 70 students have taken advantage of the transformational experiences made...
October 5, 2016

Experience a Day in the Life of an Intern at The Washington Center

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