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Providing Access & Opportunity to Diverse Students

The Washington Center seeks to mirror in its interns the rich diversity of the industries and communities to which they will return. We believe that a diverse student population creates a more challenging personal learning environment and facilitates personal growth opportunities for all program participants. It serves as a forum for a meaningful exploration and exchange of ideas among students from a range of countries, ethnicities and backgrounds. Our commitment to inclusion is an integral part of who we are as an organization, how we operate and how we see our future.


We invite you to join us in developing the programs and opportunities that build a pipeline of diverse, young leaders who will foster creativity and fuel innovation in all sectors around the world. Opportunities for partnership are built around seven key initiatives:


  • Bridges (first generation, historically underrepresented, socio-economically disadvantaged students)
  • HBCU Initiative
  • Hispanic Achievers
  • Leadership Initiative for Students with Disabilities
  • Muslim American Scholars Initiative
  • Veterans Employment Trajectory Initiative
  • Women’s Leadership Initiative

To learn more about these initiatives and how they align with your organization, contact us at or 202-238-7900.


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