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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NYC Trip to work for Ashoka

Traveling as Part of Your Internship: My Experience with Ashoka

Last week, I was in New York City for my first ever internship travel opportunity. It was (of…
Unconventional start for an internship

Making the Best Out of a Bad Internship Interview

To say I didn't have a good internship interview is an understatement. I still was offered the position.…
Sean visit the art museum

Finding Beauty At The National Portrait Gallery

D.C. is well known for its wide array of museums. But there’s one thing I realized: the longer…
21 Things to Do When You Turn 21

21 Places to Go When You Turn 21 in D.C.

Now, I want to start this post off by saying it's absolutely not essential to be 21 to…
Myths of Professionalism

Debunking the 6 Myths of Professionalism

"You are professionals!" I have heard that phrase announced several times while I've been here, and I'm sure…
Murals in DC

When Your Adventure Doesn’t Feel Very Adventurous

So, you go on this big trip, and it is supposed to change you. It's challenging, revealing, and…
Pilar Barbosa Teachers at a site visit

Teachers from Puerto Rico Become Students in Washington, D.C.

Professor Pilar Barbosa, one of the most renowned academics in Puerto Rican history, was a lifelong advocate of…
TWC students in the White House briefing room

The White House Press Briefing Room Becomes a Classroom

For ordinary viewers, Meet the Press is merely the title of America’s longest-running news series. For TWC's students,…
Prudential Financial

A Day of Learning with Prudential Financial's CEO

Our visit to Prudential was the most eye-opening opportunity that I have ever had.
An intern's departing view of D.C. as she heads home to Canada

How My D.C. Internship Shaped my Career in Poli Sci

Working in D.C. has helped me realize just how many doors opened for me the day I picked…
Enjoying Brunch with Friends in Washington, D.C.

Favorite Moments of My Summer Interning in D.C.

My summer in Washington, D.C. wouldn’t have been the same without the friends I made along the way.
TWC Site Supervisor Awards

Summer 2017 Internship Site Supervisor Awards

The Washington Center’s work with student interns from around the world would not be possible without tireless site…