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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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…
Murals in DC

When Your Adventure Doesn’t Feel Very Adventurous

So, you go on this big trip, and it is supposed to change you. It's challenging, revealing, and…
Pilar Barbosa Teachers at a site visit

Teachers from Puerto Rico Become Students in Washington, D.C.

Professor Pilar Barbosa, one of the most renowned academics in Puerto Rican history, was a lifelong advocate of…
CDF at 1776

Civic Digital Fellows Prove Themselves in D.C.

Set apart by a prominent dash, the last words of the mission statement of the Civic Digital Fellowship…
TWC students in the White House briefing room

The White House Press Briefing Room Becomes a Classroom

For ordinary viewers, Meet the Press is merely the title of America’s longest-running news series. For TWC's students,…
Prudential Financial

A Day of Learning with Prudential Financial's CEO

Our visit to Prudential was the most eye-opening opportunity that I have ever had.
An intern's departing view of D.C. as she heads home to Canada

How My D.C. Internship Shaped my Career in Poli Sci

Working in D.C. has helped me realize just how many doors opened for me the day I picked…