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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

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

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



DNC 2016: Behind the Scenes at a Historic Convention
Convention season is officially in the books as The Washington Center wrapped up the 2016 DNC Academic Seminar. It all started 2 weeks ago when participants arrived from all around the country - from as close as Philadelphia to as far away as California - to learn what...
August 2, 2016


A Front Row Seat to History at RNC 2016
If you had to put the 2016 Republican National Convention into one word or phrase, what would it be? “Mind blowing,” said Lexi Desrosiers, a student at Newbury College. “Watching the political process unfold right in front of me, working with the media and seeing the...
July 26, 2016

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

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