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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.


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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.


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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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01/21/15 - 05/06/15

01/21/15 - 05/06/15

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January 04-17, 2015



Córdova Students Seek Solutions at the Department of Commerce
With Puerto Rico in the midst of a long-term economic downturn, many students in The Washington Center’s Córdova & Fernós program have come to D.C. looking for solutions to take home to help the U.S. territory. William Ramos, director of intergovernmental affairs at the...
October 30, 2014


Dennis Hastert and Dick Gephardt Talk About Fixing Congress
Former U.S. congressmen Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and Richard Gephardt (D-MO) know a bit about bipartisanship, having led Congress in an era of relative peace in the early 1990s despite their difference in political party. They encouraged The Washington Center’s fall 2014...
October 21, 2014

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