Academic Credit & Grades
Earning Academic Credit
The Washington Center Internship Program is a rigorous academic experience and if you are an undergraduate student, you will be required to earn credit for your participation. This credit would be awarded directly by your home institution, not by TWC. Colleges and universities that are affiliated with TWC have already agreed to award credit for this program; students should speak with their campus liaison about the applicable policies and procedures.
Students from unaffiliated institutions are also welcome to participate in our programs. You will simply need to secure a campus sponsor who can verify that you will receive credit for your work.
Recent Graduates and Graduate Students
If you have recently received a degree and will not be earning credit for your participation in TWC through a graduate program, you should select the Postgraduate Professional Development Program. If you are a graduate student who does wish to receive credit, you’ll need to choose a program area that relates to your field of interest (i.e. Political Leadership, Media and Communication, etc.).
Three evaluations containing recommended grades will be sent to your designated liaison or campus sponsor. First, there is the Internship Site Supervisor Final Evaluation, which is based on performance at the internship. Next, the Course Instructor Final Evaluation is based on performance in the evening course. And finally, the Program Advisor Final Evaluation is based largely on portfolio requirements and attendance at required programming.