Internships | The Washington Center

What Does a Quality Internship Look Like?

Christian Holm
January 29, 2016

Internships have become a critical component of undergraduate education with experiential education programs becoming the new norm. This trend makes students and institutions ask this question: What does a quality internship look like?


Interns Credit Federal Partnerships for Once In a Lifetime Opportunity

Christian Holm
December 17, 2015

Mark Ghaly and Ben Litwin were no strangers to public affairs prior to coming through the Federal Diversity Initiative program in fall 2015. Ghaly, a student at George Mason University and Litwin, a public policy graduate student at George Washington University have long been preparing for careers in public service – a D.C internship being the final touch on a resume built for public policy careers.


Fall 2015 Ford Global Scholars Luncheon

Christian Holm
December 08, 2015

Ford Vice President of Government and Community Relations Ziad Ojakli met The Washington Center’s fall 2015 Ford Global Scholars on Friday, Nov.20.


Ford’s generous partnership with TWC has provided scholarships for nearly 200 highly qualified students from around the world. Friday’s luncheon was an opportunity for students to ask Ojakli some questions about his career path - and a chance for Ojakli to learn more about how the scholarship impacted their career decisions as the semester draws to a close.


So what was Ojakli’s advice to students?

Grace Rivera '09 Recognized as Outstanding Fall Internship Supervisor

Christian Holm
December 08, 2015

The Washington Center hosted several internship site supervisors nominated for outstanding service to its Fall 2015 interns at the Internship Supervisor Award Reception on Wednesday, December 2.


The event recognized internship sites and supervisors who went the extra mile to cultivate students’ personal and professional development – embodying TWC’s core values and enriching the heart of an academic internship program: the internship itself.


Gala 2015 | 40 & Forward

Christian Holm
October 06, 2015

The Washington Center commemorated 40 years of transformational higher education at this year’s annual Gala: 40 & Forward.


This year’s Gala raised more than nearly $500,000 for student scholarships that will be offered for hundreds of students throughout the 2015-2016 academic year. Serving as master of ceremonies was Teresa Rodriguez, host of Aqui y Ahora on Univision.


“It’s such a pleasure and an honor to be a part of this event and support future generations, while also celebrating the achievements of previous generations,” she said.

Welcome to #twcfall15

Christian Holm
September 01, 2015

Hundreds of energetic students arrived at the Residential and Academic Facility on Thursday as The Washington Center welcomed another distinguished cohort of interns to Washington, D.C.


As is tradition with every TWC orientation, students received a ceremonial welcome from TWC President Mike Smith, the internship advisors who placed students in their internships and the LEAD advisors that will guide them to success over the next 15 weeks.


"It's About Who Knows You:" Summer 2015 Commencement

Christian Holm
August 12, 2015

The Washington Center’s Summer 2015 cohort took another step in their careers during the summer Commencement ceremony on Friday, August 7.


The student-focused celebration opened with a TWC first: A trombone-solo rendition of the National Anthem. Andrew Burk, a student at Florida State University and an intern with 826DC, gave the performance to rousing applause.


Summer Internship Supervisors Recognized for Mentorship

Christian Holm
August 10, 2015

The Washington Center thanked several dozen internship sites and supervisors for outstanding service to its Summer 2015 interns at the Supervisor Award Reception on Wednesday, August 5.


Held at Washington’s noted Old Ebbitt Grill, the event celebrated recognized sites that embody TWC’s values and supervisors who pay special attention to cultivating students’ personal and professional development.


Interns Bolster Credentials at Career Boot Camp

Christian Holm
July 14, 2015

Just two months ago, Vishnu Jagdar walked across a stage to receive his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University in New York. At Career Boot Camp on July 10, he prepared for a different stage: the hot summer jobs market.


He and more than 500 fellow students took part in The Washington Center’s Career Boot Camp, a one-day workshop designed to transform interns into marketable job candidates.


Summer Interns Embark on a Semester of Achievement

Christian Holm
June 01, 2015

Summer is synonymous with internships in the Washington, D.C. area, and more than 500 students from around the world kicked off theirs through The Washington Center on Thursday, May 28.