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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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms
Dec. 1 U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C.
Jan. 1 Amnesty International
Cato Institute
Children’s Defense Fund
Department of Justice (Legal Departments)
Discovery Channel
Heritage Foundation
Kennedy Center
Smithsonian Institute (specific deadlines vary)
The White House
Feb. 1 Cable News Network (CNN) and Broadcast/Print Journalism
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Department of Homeland Security
National Public Radio (NPR)
U.S. Congressional Offices
U.S. Marshals Service
White House Office of Drug Control Policy
March 1 Metropolitan Police Department

 

Spring

Deadline Internship Site
June 1 U.S. Department of State
July 1 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms
Aug. 1 Department of Justice (Legal Departments)
U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C.
The White House
Sept. 1 Amnesty International
Cato Institute
Interpol
Discovery Channel
Kennedy Center
National Public Radio (NPR)
Smithsonian Institute (specific deadlines vary)
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Oct. 1 Cable News Network (CNN) and Broadcast/Print Journalism
Children’s Defense Fund
Heritage Foundation
U.S. Marshals Service
Nov. 1 Center for Strategic and International Studies
Nov. 16* U.S. Congressional Offices

 

Fall

Deadline Internship Site
Feb. 1 U.S. Department of State
March 1 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms
April 1 Department of Justice (Legal Departments)
U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C.
May 1 Cable News Network (CNN) and Broadcast/Print Journalism
Kennedy Center
U.S. Marshals Service
The White House
June 1 Amnesty International
Children’s Defense Fund
Cato Institute
Interpol
Discovery Channel
Heritage Foundation
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Smithsonian Institute (specific deadlines vary)
June 15* U.S. Congressional Offices

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

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