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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

Priority deadline – 2/18/15
Regular deadline – 3/18/15
Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 2/18/15

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Academic Seminars

National Security

May 10-23, 2015



Spring 2015 Semester Begins
Check out our live social media feed! See what incoming students are saying as they move into new digs in Washington, and be part of the conversation using #twcpsring15 and tweeting at us @twcinternships   //
January 20, 2015


Week Two of Inside Washington Features Leading Political Voices
Politics and policy headlined the first week of the Inside Washington academic seminar, but presentation of those policies – through and in spite of the mainstream American media – drove conversation in Week Two. The Washington Center’s Politics and The Media program kicked...
January 20, 2015

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