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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

Fall & Postgraduate
8/26/15 – 12/12/15

8/26/15 – 11/07/15

Priority deadline – 5/06/15
Regular deadline – 6/10/15
Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 5/06/15

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Academic Seminars

National Security

May 10-23, 2015



Spring Interns Take the Next Step
With the spring semester quickly drawing to a close, students are preparing for their next step post-The Washington Center. Many will return to school for one final push as they approach their upperclassmen years, others will jump right into the job market.   For some...
April 30, 2015


Diverse TWC Community Holds Global Festival
More than 400 spring interns hosted the biggest international event of the semester on Friday, April 24 as The Washington Center celebrated Global Citizenship Day.   Students represented their native countries most closely held traditions, providing the TWC community with...
April 28, 2015

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