Internships | The Washington Center

Governors Internship

Preparing the Future Leaders of Mexico

The Governors Internship Program prepares Mexico’s future leaders to face the complex challenges of the 21st century. The students are competitively selected by each state government.


Federal Diversity Internship Initiative

The Washington Center offers the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative to help students from a wide variety of backgrounds access opportunities with selected government agencies. Positions are located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area as well as in other regions across the United States.


Frequently Asked Questions

The following are questions frequently asked about our Washington, D.C. Academic Internship Program, and the answers provided are most accurate for students participating in the program through U.S. colleges and universities. We hope to add FAQs for our other program offerings and audiences in the near future.

Additional Programs

Funded or Restricted Internship Programs

The Washington Center offers several programs that are funded and/or restricted to a specific group of students. Read about the internship experience, sample internship sites and how to apply for the following programs.


U.S. Students

Federal Diversity Internship Initiative

Application Documents

Checklist of Documents to Submit with Application All Students

You should prepare all of your application materials carefully, as they will often be referred to prospective internship sites after your acceptance!


How to Apply

Step-by-Step Admissions Guide

TWC staff are available to assist you at every stage of the admissions process. Many of the application components you submit will be referred to prospective internship sites after you are accepted.


Decision Making

Refund & Cancellation Policies

Refund and Cancellation Policies

Washington Center staff does extensive work on students’ behalf prior to their arrival in Washington, D.C. This necessitates a commitment to The Washington Center refund and cancellation policies.


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Scholarships for International Students

The Washington Center raises scholarship money from a number of governments, private companies and foundations to help students afford the cost of the program. Partner-funded opportunities are offered for students from specific regions of the world, so be sure to note eligibiltiy requirements.  The Washington Center also offers competitive awards in three areas of achievement for international students who are not receiving additional funding


Honors Scholarships

Association of College Honor Societies Scholarship (ACHS)

The Leadership Initiative for Students with Disabilities

The Washington Center offers a range of scholarships for students with disabilities:

AT&T Scholarships

Funded by the AT&T Foundation, these awards provide program and housing assistance in varying amounts to competitively selected students who self-identify as having a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Coca-Cola Scholarships