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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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The Mall in DC

Four Tips to Find Your Family Away from Home while in D.C.

Moving away from family and friends, even temporarily, can be difficult. Suddenly you find yourself in a new…
Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and journalist Gayle Lemmon

Foreign Policy Experts Urge Interns to Take an Active Interest in the World

On the morning of October 27th, two foreign policy experts, author and CNN contributor Gayle Lemmon, and former…
Joseph Layton-Santos from Kansas Wesleyan

Intern Spotlight: Joseph Layton-Santos, Kansas Wesleyan

Joseph shares how he was able to refine his knowledge in video production, interning for Double R Productions,…
C-SPAN's Steve Scully, author Douglas Blackmon and Howard University's Dr. Greg Carr.

Interns Discuss Race in America in 2017

Discussions of race have often been described as “the third rail of American politics” in that those who…
Gina DeMatteo from Suffolk University, interned in Washington, D.C.

Intern Spotlight: Gina DeMatteo, Suffolk University

Gina talks about her internship at Grant Thornton and how she's used her networking skills to talk to…
NYC Trip to work for Ashoka

Traveling as Part of Your Internship: My Experience with Ashoka

Last week, I was in New York City for my first ever internship travel opportunity. It was (of…
Unconventional start for an internship

Making the Best Out of a Bad Internship Interview

To say I didn't have a good internship interview is an understatement. I still was offered the position.…
Sean visit the art museum

Finding Beauty At The National Portrait Gallery

D.C. is well known for its wide array of museums. But there’s one thing I realized: the longer…
21 Things to Do When You Turn 21

21 Places to Go When You Turn 21 in D.C.

Now, I want to start this post off by saying it's absolutely not essential to be 21 to…

The Washington Center Honors Six Affiliates with 2017 Partnership Awards

Myths of Professionalism

Debunking the 6 Myths of Professionalism

"You are professionals!" I have heard that phrase announced several times while I've been here, and I'm sure…