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Heated Discussion on Race and Politics at SMLS

Christian Holm
July 15, 2016


In the wake of one of the worst periods of violence in American history, students addressed tough questions and plotted a way forward at the first Simspon-Mineta Leaders Series of the summer semester.

Summer 2016 Cohort Moves In, Begin Internships

Christian Holm
June 01, 2016

One of the largest cohorts of Washington Center students ever arrived in Washington, D.C. last week - beginning the 10 week summer semester program.


This semester’s cohort comes from as near as D.C. and as far away as China. Many are first generation college students, many are starting their first internship experience. All of them are future leaders in public policy, the media, government, global business and social advocacy.


The 5 Coolest D.C. Internships You Never Knew Existed

Christian Holm
May 13, 2016

Washington, D.C. has always been known as a fast paced, button up town where politics is all that matters.


But there’s more to D.C. than just policy and government. The nation’s capital is home to a number of startups, nonprofits and NGO’s that complement everything else going on in the District. And the best part is that hundreds of TWC students are part of this thriving scene every semester.


Spring 2016 Commencement

Christian Holm
May 09, 2016

Another cohort of students from The Washington Center took the next step - completing the 15 week spring 2016 semester.


Spring intern Francesca Collins recited an original poem to start off the commencement ceremony. Collins, a journalism major at Elon University, was one of 21 students nominated to audition for a role in Commencement and one of three students selected. Collins interned at The Daily Caller and participated in the Media and Communication professional track.


TWC Internship Site Supervisor Mentioned in American Bazaar

Christian Holm
April 27, 2016

TWC internship site supervisor Rokas Beresniovas was mentioned in an April edition of American Bazaar for his recognition as TWC's outstaning spring 2016 internship supervisor.


Beresniovas, a Vie President at the State Bank of India (California) was nominated by TWC students Calvin Pratama from Earlham College, Zixiao Nie from Tsinghua University and Jasmeet Kaur Sandhu from Mount Royal University.


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TWC Recognizes Student Nominated Internship Supervisors

Christian Holm
April 22, 2016

The Washington Center hosted more than 80 internship site supervisors and their interns for the spring 2016 Internship Supervisor Award Reception on Wednesday, April 20. Rokas Beresniovas of the State Bank of India (California) received this semester’s Internship Supervisor Award. Beresniovas was nominated by interns Calvin Pratama from Earlham College, Zixiao Nie from Tsinghua University and Jasmeet Kaur Sandhu from Mount Royal University.


Student Lands D.C. Internship to Help Latino Families Gain Health Access

April 20, 2016

The Washington Center was mentioned in an April edition of FIU News - announcing the coming departure of an FIU intern to TWC.


Jennifer Centeno will head to D.C. in late May for an internship with Nueva Vida - an organization whose mission is to improve health outcomes and access to health services for underserved Latino families in the Mid-Atlantic region.


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SMLS: Tom Daschle and Trent Lott Pave the Way for Bipartisanship

Christian Holm
April 19, 2016

The last conversation of the spring 2016 Simpson-Mineta Leaders at The Washington Center left students with a call to action as they near the end of their Washington. D.C. experience.


The Intern’s Point of View: Zartashia Javid

Christian Holm
April 08, 2016

University of Arkansas at Little Rock student Zartashia Javid has dreams of being an advocate for closing the education gap in the U.S. After accepting an internship offer from National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, that dream is now a reality for Javid, who will take on her first Washington, D.C. internship in just a few weeks.


Media Panel Shares Insider's Perspective on Campaign 2016

Christian Holm
April 04, 2016

The Washington Center welcomed CNN Political Editor John King as moderator of the second Simpson-Mineta Leaders Series of the spring on Friday, April 1. King joined Wall Street Journal White House Correspondent Colleen McCain Nelson, CNN Senior Political Reporter Nia-Malika Henderson and POLITICO’s Senior Politics Editor, Charles Mahtesian. The panel gave students a look at the media’s take on the 2016 campaign and what to expect the media to focus on during the remainder of the campaign.