The Washington Center is the largest independent, nonprofit academic internship program in the United States. It brings together exceptional and dedicated college students and civic, governmental and business leaders, hundreds of colleges and universities, scores of public and private employers, and more than 50,000 alumni. Founded 35 years ago, today TWC is a unique educational center based on a fully integrated mix of professional experience, academic coursework and real-life challenges.
The Washington Center offers two types of programs:
Internships Semester integrated academic and work experiences in government, corporations and nonprofit organizations. Each internship is tailored to provide meaningful work experiences that will enhance students' resumes and help launch their careers. Most internships are in Washington, D.C., but there are also opportunities abroad in London, England and Sydney, Australia. Additionally, students take academic courses and attend special programming during their time at TWC.
Academic Seminars These intensive learning experiences focused on specific topics, such as National Security, the Presidency and the Middle East Peace Process. Past seminars have included visits to such locations as Capitol Hill, CNN, the Newseum, embassies and many others. Seminar events have featured such respected speakers as Ted Koppel, Discovery Channel; Andrea Mitchell, NBC News; Governor Howard Dean, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee; and others.