Key Facts About The Washington Center
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Since 1975, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars has been providing an integrated academic and work experience to prepare college students and professionals for lives of achievement and civic engagement. It is the largest and most influential organization of this kind.

  • The Washington Center began developing partnerships with the international governmental sector in 1999, starting with the State of Tabasco in Mexico.  Since then more than 1,000 students and young professionals have participated in our programs sponsored by a government agency around the world.
  • Last year, The Washington Center hosted more than 2,000 students from hundreds of affiliated colleges and universities in the U.S. and other countries.
  • The Washington Center has 70 full-time staff working to ensure that all our students have a transformational experience while here.
  • TWC boasts more than 50,000 alumni, many of whom are in leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in the United States and around the world.
  • In 2009, 45 students from Canada participated in The Washington Center’s internship and seminar programs, including students from Alberta, Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick.  The majority of these students received financial assistance from their provincial governments.
  • In 2009, approximately 100 students from Mexico participated in The Washington Center’s Governors Internship Program.  The participation of all these students was made possible with funding from their respective state governors and Mexico’s Association of Ministers of Economic Development.
  • In 2004 and 2005 TWC received government support from Korea’s Human Resources Development Service, under the Ministry Of Labor. Over 120 students were sponsored to attend TWC programs at that time.
  • In the last 10 years, TWC has conducted over 50 theme-specific seminars for over 1,000 government officials and professionals from around the world.

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