Introducing TWC's Newest Class of Interns to a Summer in D.C.

Introducing TWC's Newest Class of Interns to a Summer in D.C.

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Maha Neouchy
May 30, 2013

Every semester, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) welcomes a new group of students from across the country and around the world to participate in an experiential education opportunity unlike any other. In addition to housing and a tailored internship placement, every intern spends their semester in the nation's capital becoming more well-rounded individuals, both personally and professionally.


On Thursday, May 30th, TWC welcomed its newest class of 451 summer interns to Washington, D.C. during an orientation ceremony that took place at TWC's Residential and Academic Facility at NoMa. Interns came from 38 states across the U.S., as well as countries such as Brazil, India, Lebanon, Russia and Turkey. The entire room was filled with excitement as each student heard from TWC staff members about the overall program and found out more about what it is like living and working as a professional in D.C.


Kevin Nunley, TWC's Managing Director, provided a warm welcome to the summer interns and also introduced the students to Michael B. Smith, TWC's president, and Kelly Eaton, TWC's chief academic officer. Orientation then transitioned into an introduction of TWC's academic program advisors, who serve dual roles as educators and mentors to each summer intern. Academic program advisors guide interns through their TWC journey, coordinate with their internship supervisors and help them create professionally tailored portfolios, resumes and cover letters. In addition, each advisor organizes program-specific sessions through various site visits at organizations and companies that are relevant to each student's major or professional interest. Programs include:


  • Advocacy, Service and Arts
  • Business and Global Trade
  • International Affairs
  • Law and Criminal Justice
  • Media and Communication
  • Political Leadership
  • Postgraduate Professional Development
  • Science, Technology and Society

TWC also welcomed back Dr. Susan Pannullo, 1981 TWC Alumna, TWC Board Member and Director of Neuro-Oncology in the Department of Neurological Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Susan's words of wisdom and memories about her time in the program over two decades ago were extremely moving, not only because of her contributions to TWC after completing the program, but also because her son, Joseph Pannullo, will be participating as a summer 2013 intern in the Law and Criminal Justice Program.


TWC wishes the best to all of our summer participants.


[View photos of the event on our Flickr channel]

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