Stories from The Washington Center

Your time here isn't just about your internship. It's about the experiences you have, the friends you meet and the stories you tell when you return home.

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Ben's Chili Bowl in D.C.

Cheap Eats Every D.C. Intern Will Love

I’ve been living like a local in D.C. for a few weeks now and have loved finding great…
Lunar New Year in D.C.

Happy Lunar New Year: Celebrating the Year of the Dog

新年快樂, Happy New Year! The Lunar New Year is primarily celebrated across East and Southeast Asia: from South…
Taylor's boyfriend visited while she was an intern

How to Host a Visitor at TWC

My 22nd birthday was relatively uneventful. I’ll admit I was a little lonely, but fortunately I only had…
The African-American History Museum

The Must-See Smithsonian Museums for a D.C. Intern

In the United States, there are more museums than McDonald’s and Starbucks, combined. Very cool, right?
A view from the escalator in D.C.

Doubling Down on My TWC Experience

I had the unique opportunity to attend a two-week seminar and to be a part of a semester-long…
Checking out a grocery store near The Washington Center

5 Ways D.C. Interns Can Stretch their Grocery Budgets

I’ve quickly learned that the best way to save money in this city is through meal preparation. Here…
D.C. interns showing off their fashion sense

What Do D.C. Interns Wear to Work?

Someone’s style of dress can easily influence your first impression of them. Whether you are at the movies,…
Visiting the White House as an intern at The Washington Center

Routines and Transitioning

I’m looking back on my first two weeks in D.C. and it has been a whirlwind!
Lin-hsiu Huang discovering D.C. as an intern

Discovering the Nooks and Crannies of D.C.

Slipstream , Logan Circle. I could feel the espresso shot in my body; I just flew a red-eye…
NESA Seminar at the Department of Defense

A Hectic First Day

In hindsight, last week might’ve been just about the worst possible time to start an internship at the…
Members of the VET initiative 2017 cohort

The Prudential Foundation and TWC Position Veterans for Professional Success

Learn how a partnership with TWC helped the Prudential Foundation further its goal of supporting Veterans with opportunity.
DC Metro Station

A Five Step Guide to D.C.’s Metro System

Getting around on public transportation can be daunting. This guide will get you one step closer to commuting…