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Your time here isn't just about your internship. It's about the experiences you have, the friends you meet and the stories you tell when you return home.

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How to Network as an Intern

How to Network: The Key to Professional Success

As a political science major, there’s no better place to be than D.C. But with so many professionals…
Lin plans her budget for the week.

How Much Does an Intern in D.C. Spend a Week?

Here’s a peek into my money diary, which outlines what and how much I spent in one week…
Matthew receiving a gift from his internship

Intern Bracketology: Ranking My D.C. Experiences

If you’re like me, the end of the college basketball tournament is one of the most emotional parts…
How TWC Helps You Prepare for the Job Market

How TWC Helps You Prepare for the Job Market

Although I’m not graduating until December, I have already taken several steps to prepare myself for life after…
Cherry Blossom Festival in DC

Must-See Spots at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Because one can't quite predict when D.C.’s cherry blossoms will bloom, one of the great things about spending…
D.C. interns transitioning to young professionals

From Intern to Young Professional

A politics-based internship in Washington D.C. can be both exhilarating and exhausting. With a schedule that’s constantly changing,…
D.C. interns can visit all of the city's landmarks

Museums and Marches: Being a Part of History

Attending college in rural Appalachia, you get an idea of what D.C. is like only through the images…
Melanie's DC internship gave her the chance to attend the March for Our Lives

Witnessing History in D.C. at the March for Our Lives

When I found out the March For Our Lives would be held during my time here, I immediately…
A D.C. intern can see local art with an Old Town visit

Spending a Day in Old Town

Many of the suburbs around the city offer their own unique experiences unlike anything you’ll be able to…
Visiting NYC as a TWC Intern

Traveling from D.C. on an Intern's Budget

D.C. is a connection point for countless cities in the northeast, which are easy to visit without breaking…
A Week in Life of a D.C. Intern

A Week in Life of a D.C. Intern

Being an intern in D.C. means juggling between being a young professional, a student and more. Each week,…
Heading home to catch a hockey game

Tips for Traveling Home

Homesickness has been a real challenge since I arrived in Washington, D.C.. So I Decided to cure it…