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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.


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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

Summer Term & Postgraduate
5/25/16 – 08/06/16

Priority deadline – 02/17/16
Regular deadline – 03/16/16
Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 02/17/16


Academic Seminars

Democratic National Convention
July 17-29, 2016

Republican National Convention
July 10-22, 2016



Convention Seminars Set to Kick Off in Cleveland, Philadelphia
The Washington Center is just five short months away from hosting the campaign 2016 convention seminars, set to begin on July 10 and July 17.   This year TWC is partnering with Temple University at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, while Baldwin Wallace will be...
February 3, 2016


What Does a Quality Internship Look Like?
Internships have become a critical component of undergraduate education with experiential education programs becoming the new norm. This trend makes students and institutions ask this question: What does a quality internship look like?   On Thursday, Jan.21, three...
January 29, 2016

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