The Washington Center Internships Information Session
The Washington Center is an independent, non-profit educational institution founded in 1975, dedicated to bring participants to Washington D.C. for internships and academic training. Each year, we receive close to 2,000 participants throughout the country and abroad and we currently have more than 55,000 students and young professionals that have gone through our programs. The Washington Center receives more than 300 international participants per year. Our participants are recent graduates that would like to have a work experience or students completing a university degree (we have agreements with about 1,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad that allow students to receive academic credit for their program at TWC). During our internships and fellowships programs, participants join different organizations in Washington D.C. and attend academic sessions in their area of interest. This experience allows them to learn about a broad range of social, economic and political issues directly from world leaders and industry experts. The programs not only give an unparalleled learning experience in the areas of commerce, business, trade, and public policy but also provide participants with the opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge and the skills to become young leaders. Through this experience, participants develop professional skills and apply academic learning to the work-world, thereby clarifying personal goals, investigating career opportunities, and preparing for life after college. Our program lasts 15 weeks in spring and fall and 10 weeks in the summer.