Internships | The Washington Center

Eligibility & How to Apply

Cost of Participation

Program Outline

Week 1 Programming

The first week focuses on the concept and role of civil society– providing a framework for understanding the impact of cross-sector collaborations and includes:


About Our Partners



Building the TOMODACHI Generation 
Morgan Stanley Ambassadors Program

Building the TOMODACHI Generation is an intensive, two-week program designed for Japanese students with an interest in leadership training, cross-cultural exchange, and entrepreneurial approaches to addressing social challenges.


Other Private Awards

Bridges Program Scholarship

Provides a full scholarship to a limited number of students from the District of Columbia or who attend Baltimore City Community College. For students attending BCCC, Maryland state residents will have part of their award funded by the state of Maryland. Students from DC will need to work directly with The College Success Foundation, while students at BCCC will need to consult their campus liaison in order to discuss eligibility and availability.


J-1 Visa Requirements


The Washington Center is a designated J-1 Visa sponsor by the U.S. State Department. It is mandatory that you enter the United States with your J-1 Visa. Once you’re accepted into The Washington Center’s program, you’ll be given all the details on how to secure your J-1 Visa. Special provisions may be available for Canadian citizens.


International Students

Sample Internship Placement SitesAdvocacy, Education and Humanities

Health Insurance

All J-1 Visa participants must certify that they have a valid health insurance policy to comply with State Department requirements. You will need to bring proof of insurance with you when you come to the United States to provide to The Washington Center.


Health Insurance Policy

Your policy must include: