Internships and Academic Seminars

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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



At TWC, Open Hearts Lead to Full Stomachs
Many different programs and a plethora of different interests draw Washington Center interns to Washington, D.C. But if ever there were a common thread that unites these students, it’s the desire to contribute in a city that offers opportunities for service unlike those of...
August 14, 2017


Friday Adventures as TWC Intern
Stephen Hawking once wrote that “intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” With the vast array of programming that The Washington Center offers, this is certainly a quote that most student interns experiencing Washington’s hectic pace for the first time, ought to...
July 26, 2017

Experience a Day in the Life of an Intern at The Washington Center

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