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The first step to transformational internship experiences in Washington, D.C.

For almost two decades, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) has hosted over 900 Canadian students for transformational experiences in the nation’s capital. Interns from Canada have come from over 30 universities in Alberta, Quebec, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick (among others), and have been placed with notable sites including the Embassy of Canada, Amber Road and Global Giving.

TWC is proud of partnerships with Canadian universities and governments who play in instrumental role in bringing Canadian students to D.C. For more information, please view a number of resources that we have created to better prepare universities, prospective students and employees of the Canadian government for the upcoming year with The Washington Center:

Canada Initiative More information about TWC's Canada Initiative
Over 500 Canadian students have come to D.C. to participate in TWC’s program. Topics covered in this document:
Program components
Governments funding Canadian scholarships
Student testimonials

Benefits of participation Benefits of participation in TWC’s internship program
There are a lot of benefits to study abroad and international exchange, especially in the nation’s bustling capital. Topics covered in this document:
Professional program advisors
Distinguished speakers
Accessible housing

Affiliated schoolsList of affiliated schools
Since 1999, TWC has been partnering with a number of Canadian universities. View the list by downloading the PDF.

DC Internship Program Guide 2015 for International Students Program guide
Learn more about our opportunities for international students to participate in our Washington, D.C. academic internship program. Topics covered in this brochure include:
Program components
J-1 visa


For more information please contact Ms. Jodie Klein at

What our alumni say about the internship program

Misha Dauphinais-Matheson
University: University of Montreal
Internship Site: Near East - South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies
Read about his experience

Andréane Lemay-Mercier
University: Université Laval
Internship Site: Canadian Embassy
Read about her experience

Experience a Day in the Life of an Intern at The Washington Center

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