Academic Internship Program
Remote or In-person Internships
A professional semester-long internship. TWC maintains a network of over 400 internship sites that provide students with at least 80% substantive work—not just clerical tasks. Each student is a fully integrated team member under the direction of a site supervisor who works collaboratively with the student’s Career Advisor to set and track professional goals and progress.
Once weekly, students take one of 20 credit-bearing courses offered by TWC adjunct faculty.
Career-specific programming, focused on trends and best practices, is offered with practitioners who work in fields related to students’ studies. Students build on the specific knowledge of their chosen career area and enjoy exclusive networking opportunities.
“Though I knew I wanted to be in the political arena, I wasn’t sure exactly what that looked like. It wasn’t until my internship that I realized the possibilities and that it was in advocacy and public engagement that my interests dwelled.”
Augusto Goncalves, from Bridgewater State University (MA), interned with with Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read his full interview here.
Students gain exclusive access to distinguished speakers, political leaders and seasoned journalists and learn about the political process through lectures, site visits, tours and special events.
Students interact with national security experts and influential organizations and agencies during this one-week seminar.
“To hear directly from experts, from people you see on the news, was an opportunity I still treasure to this day. It changed my life.”
Nancy Cade, University of Pikeville Read her full interview here.
The seminar really brings out those experiences that couldn’t happen in a classroom. It opened my eyes to where journalism could take me and reaffirmed my career goals.
Matthew Knoedler, Clarion University, 2012 National Conventions Seminar, Tampa, Washington Bureau Correspondent for Lily.