Summer 2014 Orientation

Summer 2014 Orientation

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Maha Neouchy
June 03, 2014

More than 550 students began their summer internship journeys with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) on Thursday, May 29th. The students - who hail from across the United States and several countries such as Canada, Mexico and Turkey - will experience life in Washington, D.C. while working in the corporate, federal and nonprofit sectors.


What does an internship experience with TWC include?


During their orientation, TWC's new interns got a glimpse at their action-packed itineraries for the summer. In addition to working four days a week with a nonprofit, corporate or federal organization, TWC interns also take an academic class for three hours a week, participate in a number of professional development and leadership opportunities, and complete an organized or independent civic engagement project. Civic engagement offerings this semester include:


  • All Things Sustainable
  • Animal Welfare
  • Community Development
  • Disability Rights
  • Education Improvement
  • Healthy Living
  • Human Trafficking
  • Immigrant Rights
  • Veterans
  • Independent Projects.

Sharing An Unforgettable Experience


TWC understands that the memories interns make happen at a moment's notice through mobile devices and social media such as Twitter and Instagram. On the heels of the successful #twcspring14 campaign this spring, TWC introduced the hashtag #twcsummer14 to students at orientation, encouraging each intern to document his or her experience for each other - and for their friends and families back home. The students are asked to use #twcsummer14 in posts, tweets and photos across the social media spectrum. This initiative will last until the end of the 10-week summer term in August.


[View the #twcsummer14 Tagboard to see what students, alumni, staff, and partners are saying on social media]


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

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