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Early Application Deadlines

Although our staff will ensure that you have an internship related to your professional field if you submit your materials by our regular deadline and are accepted, you should be aware that certain sites have internal deadlines that fall before TWC’s. Some of these organizations, particularly those related to law enforcement, select interns early so that they can process security clearance paperwork. Others request additional application materials beyond those you have prepared for TWC.

 

Below we’ve listed the names of some of these internship sites and the approximate dates by which TWC requires applications in order to work through our admissions process and get you in position to be considered at each site. Internship sites in red are out-of-network partners and will require that applications be submitted directly to the site.  Students interested in these sites are still required to complete The Washington Center’s online application.

 

If you’ve missed the deadline for an organization in which you were interested, we still encourage you to submit your TWC application. Sometimes openings may still be available at these sites for late applicants—or you may find that other organizations offer similar opportunities. Throughout the internship selection process, you’ll learn about options from your TWC advisor. We work with hundreds of organizations that select students after TWC’s regular deadline!

 

Please note that internships at the sites below may be available only to degree-seeking students and may not be open to quarter students.

 

Summer

Deadline Internship Site
Oct. 1 U.S. Department of State
Nov. 1 U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C.
Dec. 11 White House
Jan. 1 Heritage Foundation
Jan. 23 International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Jan. 28 CBS
CQ Roll Call
Feb. 1 WETA
WTTG Fox 5
Feb. 3 Cato Institute
Feb. 11 NBC 4
Feb. 15 ABC 7 News
Kennedy Center
NPR
White House Office of Drug Control Policy
WUSA 9 Station
Aug. 1 NSA
World Bank
Sept. 15 CIA
Applications accepted on a rolling basis Amnesty International
CNN
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Various deadlines depending on program; view postings online BET
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
Department of Homeland Security
The Smithsonian Institution
FBI
Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars
5 months prior to start date Department of Justice
4 months prior to start date NFL Players Association
XM Radio
9-12 months prior to start date CIA

 

Spring

Deadline Internship Site
June 1 U.S. Department of State
July 1 U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C.
Sept. 1 Heritage Foundation
Sept. 15 ABC 7 News
Kennedy Center
Oct. 1 Cato Institute
CQ Roll Call
White house Office of Drug Control Policy
WTTG Fox 5
Oct. 7 White House
Oct. 15 NPR
WETA
WUSA 9 Station
Oct. 26 NBC 4
Nov. 16* U.S. Congressional Offices
Applications accepted on a rolling basis Amnesty International
CNN
Center for Strategic and International Studies
CBS
Various deadlines depending on program; view postings online BET
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
Department of Homeland Security
The Smithsonian Institution
FBI
Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars
4 months prior to start date Department of Justice
NFL Players Association
XM Radio
9-12 months prior to start date CIA

 

Fall

Deadline Internship Site
Feb. 1 U.S. Department of State
March 19 White House
April 1 U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C.
May 15 Heritage Foundation
Kennedy Center
ABC 7 News
June 1 WETA
WTTG Fox 5
June 6 Cato Institute
June 12 NBC 4
June 15* U.S. Congressional Offices
June 15 NPR
June 31 CQ Roll Call
July 9 WUSA 9 Station
July 10 White House Office of Drug Control Policy
Nov. 1 World Bank
Applications accepted on a rolling basis Amnesty International
CNN
Center for Strategic and International Studies
CBS
Various deadlines depending on program; view postings online BET
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
Department of Homeland Security
The Smithsonian Institution
FBI
Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars
4 months prior to start date Department of Justice
NFL Players Association
XM Radio
9-12 months prior to start date CIA

* The U.S. Congressional Offices do not require an early application for the Spring or Fall semesters.

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