The rules for life after college have changed. Your major is no longer a direct path to a career, your first job isn’t where you’ll stay forever and nothing about the future is set in stone.

Now, more than ever, you have the power to take a proactive role in building the career that fits you best. But you still need to know what you want and how you’ll get there.

That’s where The Washington Center (TWC) comes in. During a summer or semester in Washington, D.C. with TWC’s Academic Internship Program, you’ll gain the experience, skills and network you’ll need to launch a career, all while earning academic credit.

A semester or summer with TWC is so much more than just an internship. Our program consists of three main components designed to help you thrive in the workforce of the future:



Land an internship that aligns with your goals. We partner with hundreds of internship sites and connect you to the opportunities that fit you best


Career readiness

Develop the professional skills needed to excel in any work environment. You’ll engage in workshops and events designed to complement what you’re learning at your internship.


Academic course

Experience classroom learning in a real-world context. You’ll choose a course from a variety of options and learn from faculty members who are industry experts.

Live Like a Local in Washington, D.C.

D.C. is the perfect city for networking and career exploration – but it goes far beyond that. There’s a vibrant arts and music culture, a world-class food scene, every kind of professional sport and plenty of festivals and community events.