The Program Components
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Before you arrive, you need to understand how The Washington Center’s internship program is structured and what you need to make the most of it. Below is a summary of the three core components, with links to further information and resources you can use to fully prepare for your experience in D.C. Each of the program components is an important part of your experience here.


The Internship

Learn about the goals of your internship, tips for a successful internship, the internship selection process, your roles and responsibilities, what to wear in the workplace and security clearances.

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LEAD ColloquiumCheck out the set of activities and assignments that will help you expand and enrich your academic and professional knowledge through complementary experience and critical reflection.

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The Academic Course

Find out what courses we offer, academic credit and grading criteria, course registration, academic policies, and frequently asked questions.

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The Portfolio

Learn how this document will link together everything you've learned from the three core components of your program.

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

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