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Checklist of Documents to Submit with Application All Students

You should prepare all of your application materials carefully, as they will often be referred to prospective internship sites after your acceptance!

 

Resume: Include a one-page resume that outlines your educational background, honors or recognitions, work experience, activities, special skills, etc. Please be sure to 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. TWC's online application provides resume samples.

 

Statement of Professional Interest: In approximately 100 words, broadly describe your internship interests, future career goals, skills you're 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: Please 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.

 

Transcript: An official transcript is required. TWC’s online application provides a way for you to upload your official transcript directly into your application (preferred method). Alternatively, you can have your official transcript sent to Enrollment Services, The Washington Center, 1333 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

 

Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required. One of these letters must be from a faculty member, while the other may be from a professional supervisor. Neither letter should come from a family member or friend, and we suggest that you do not request letters from 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.

 

Students Attending Schools Outside of the United States

  • All documents above
  • TOEFL score
  • Copy of passport

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