The Internship Experience

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The Washington, D.C. Internship Experience

There’s no better way to transition from the classroom to the workplace than with an internship. In fact, interning is becoming a crucial step in landing that all-important first job. You’ll gain valuable experience, insight into possible career paths, a network of professional connections, and direction for your future. So it’s no surprise that the majority of undergraduates are making it a priority to complete an internship by the time they graduate.


But an internship is only part of the story

One of the many things that make TWC special is its unique integration of academics with real-world experience. You’ll take part in our Leadership Forum, which is a structured set of activities that enriches your experience in Washington, D.C. It helps you understand leadership and the opportunity you have to contribute to your community locally, nationally and internationally.


We also offer a wide variety of classes to complement your internship. TWC courses range across many academic disciplines, and you'll select one that meets during one evening each week. Academic coursework extends your on-campus learning and may help you earn credit from your home institution.


Lastly, you’ll complete a professional portfolio that helps you to set goals for and reflect upon your time in Washington. This document ties together all that you’ve learned throughout your semester or summer term with TWC.


The Three Components of the Washington, D.C. Internship Program

  1. The Internship
  2. The Leadership Forum
  3. The Academic Course

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

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