Eligibility
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Students Attending U.S. Institutions

Our program is open to participants from around the world. The Washington Center is committed to being a place of cultural diversity, and every semester between 15-25% of our student body comes from other countries. The information below outlines The Washington Center’s general requirements for students and recent graduates of U.S. institutions.

 

Since your school may have additional requirements, we encourage you to contact your liaison before beginning the application process. You may also reach us at info@twc.edu with any questions.

 

Application Requirements

To be eligible, you must:

 

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have status as a sophomore or above during the term of your internship.
  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s level program or have recently graduated with an undergraduate degree.
  • Maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Students with lower GPAs may be considered.
  • Receive academic credit from your college or university for your participation in the internship program (not applicable to recent graduates). TWC does not grant credit directly.
  • Have the approval of your campus liaison or a faculty sponsor if your institution does not have a campus liaison (not applicable to recent graduates.)

International Students Already Attending a U.S. Institution

International students attending a U.S. institution do not normally need a visa from TWC. Most students come with their OPT or current F-1 or J-1 visa, as long as it is valid until the last day of TWC program.

 

  • If you are an international student enrolled in a U.S. institution and do not need our visa, please follow the application procedures for a U.S. student, but be sure to talk with your institution's Designated School Official (DSO).
  • If you are an international student enrolled in a U.S. institution but you need our visa, please follow the application procedures for an international student. Please note that TWC sponsors J-1 visas in the Trainee and Intern categories only.

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