Eligibility and Application Process
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  • Honorably discharged veterans who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program when applying.
  • Veterans who have demonstrated a strong desire to excel in their civilian professional life and obtain a better quality job, post-service.

Application and Selection Process

Please complete the VET Initiative Request for Information and we will contact you with details on how to begin the application process.


Step 1: Application

The deadline to submit all application materials is February 14, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST. The following are required during the application process:

Please see the additional details below for each of the required application items.


Step 2: Interviews

Once the initial application deadline has passed, TWC will review applications and contact the most highly qualified candidates to complete an interview for the final selection process. Finalists will interview virtually or in-person.


Final Acceptance

TWC will reach out to the final 25 selected participants through an online letter of acceptance by March 17, 2017. Applicants not selected for the VET Initiative may be eligible for other TWC internship opportunities and financial aid, and will be contacted with more information.


Important Dates

  • Application deadline: February 14, 2018
  • Finalists contacted: February 23, 2018
  • Interviews: week of February 26, 2018
  • Acceptance letters sent: March 16, 2018
  • Summer 2018 program dates: June 3 – August 11, 2018

Application Materials

Note: All materials must be uploaded to your online application in PDF format.


Resume: Include a one- to two-page resume that outlines your educational background, honors or recognitions, work experience, activities, special skills, etc., including military experience. Please include any computer-related expertise or foreign language skills, as well as prior internships and community service activities. If you do not have a current resume, check with your campus career center for advice on format, and your campus veterans center for help with translating your military skills to civilian workforce language. TWC's online application provides resume samples.


Unofficial Transcript: Provide your unofficial transcript. Official transcripts are also accepted, but are not required. If you have attended several higher education institutions, only your most recent unofficial transcript is required. However, TWC may request additional information for your previous higher education institutions attended.


DD-214 Form: Provide your DD-214 from your latest active duty service. TWC may contact you for more details about the information on your DD-214 pertaining to your military experience and your transition to your civilian career.


Letters of Recommendation: Provide two letters of recommendation. One of these letters must be from a faculty member, while the other may be from a professional supervisor, including military supervisors. Neither letter should come from a family member or friend, nor high school teachers. If you have below a 2.75 GPA, you will need to obtain three letters total (two of which should be from faculty members). Letters are submitted online directly by the recommenders.


Statement of Professional Interest: In approximately 100 words, broadly describe your internship interests, future career goals, skills you are hoping to gain, and ways in which you will contribute to your placement site. Please do not specify the name(s) of any particular organization in this statement. TWC's online application provides statement samples.


Issues Essay: Compose an essay of approximately 500 words to be used as a writing sample. This component of the application provides you with an opportunity to reflect on a key issue related to your professional field of interest and demonstrate your written communication skills to TWC and prospective internship site supervisors. TWC's online application provides essay samples.


For more information, contact us at veterans@twc.edu or 202.238.7735.

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