Academic Internships

Academic Internships

: A Unique Three-Pronged Approach

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A Tailored Internship

The Washington Center maintains ties with hundreds of internship sites in the governmental, international, business and nonprofit sectors. With help from TWC’s professional staff, students choose a substantive, supervised internship tailored to their academic and professional interests and needs. An Evening Course Between 25 and 30 academic courses are offered every semester, in a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary areas. Students choose one course which they take for three hours, one evening a week. Faculty are highly qualified academics and are often also practitioners in their field. A full course guide with faculty biographies is available on request. The LEAD Colloquium

Students’ internships and academic study are enriched with some remarkable programming not possible for programs of a smaller scale. At the Alan K. Simpson - Norman Y. Mineta Leaders Series students hear from and question members of the cabinet, ambassadors, leading journalists and CEOs. They participate in small group discussions and attend programming related to their professional field. All students attend civic engagement workshops, contribute to the community through direct service, and participate in a policy dialogue. To document, analyze and reflect on the internship experience, students also complete an academic portfolio.

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

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