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Transforming Today's Students into Tomorrow's Leaders

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C., for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has 80 full-time staff and more than 50,000 alumni, many of whom are in leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.


The Washington Center Advantage

For more than 35 years, students have found The Washington Center’s program an excellent means of finding that kind of opportunity, enriching their studies and launching their careers. Learn more.


Experience Transforms

Since 1975, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars has helped more than 50,000 students from around the world gain valuable experience, and set them on a course of achievement, leadership and engagement in their communities. In a recent survey, 98% of TWC interns said our program significantly strengthened their career prospects. Now, our alumni are leaders in virtually every field -- public service, journalism, business, law, medicine, education, and more.
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Internship Programs

Fall Semester
8/23/17 – 12/9/17

Global Competencies
8/23/17 – 12/9/17

Accepting applications on a space-available basis


Academic Seminars

Inside Washington 2018

January 2-14, 2018



Under-the-radar Communications Internships in Washington, D.C.
Communications internships in the nation’s capital aren’t limited to The Washington Post, CNN or Congressional press secretaries’ offices. Students seeking opportunities in marketing, public relations, media relations, event planning and social media can find great...
June 22, 2017


Empowering Women in the 21st Century
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) hosted its second “Women Empowerment in the 21st Century” Seminar from May 14th to May 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C. In conjunction with The Advanced Leadership Foundation and the Government of Sonora, Mexico...
June 2, 2017

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