Stories from The Washington Center

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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The D.C. Intern's Must Have Apps

The D.C. Intern's Must Have Apps

Adjusting to city life can be a little difficult especially if you’re coming from a small town like…
Lunar New Year in D.C.

Happy Lunar New Year: Celebrating the Year of the Dog

新年快樂, Happy New Year! The Lunar New Year is primarily celebrated across East and Southeast Asia: from South…
6 Off the Beaten Path Activities in D.C.

6 Off the Beaten Path Activities in D.C.

Most people associate D.C. with politics, historic monuments and world famous museums. While all of these things are…
DC in the Summer

5 Reasons a D.C. Summer is the Perfect Fit for Elon Students

You’ve heard of Elon in New York, LA, and San Francisco but, did you know you can also…
Ben's Chili Bowl in D.C.

Cheap Eats Every D.C. Intern Will Love

I’ve been living like a local in D.C. for a few weeks now and have loved finding great…
Taylor's boyfriend visited while she was an intern

How to Host a Visitor at TWC

My 22nd birthday was relatively uneventful. I’ll admit I was a little lonely, but fortunately I only had…
The African-American History Museum

The Must-See Smithsonian Museums for a D.C. Intern

In the United States, there are more museums than McDonald’s and Starbucks, combined. Very cool, right?
Checking out a grocery store near The Washington Center

5 Ways D.C. Interns Can Stretch their Grocery Budgets

I’ve quickly learned that the best way to save money in this city is through meal preparation. Here…
A view from the escalator in D.C.

Doubling Down on My TWC Experience

I had the unique opportunity to attend a two-week seminar and to be a part of a semester-long…
D.C. interns showing off their fashion sense

What Do D.C. Interns Wear to Work?

Someone’s style of dress can easily influence your first impression of them. Whether you are at the movies,…
NESA Seminar at the Department of Defense

A Hectic First Day

In hindsight, last week might’ve been just about the worst possible time to start an internship at the…
Visiting the White House as an intern at The Washington Center

Routines and Transitioning

I’m looking back on my first two weeks in D.C. and it has been a whirlwind!