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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Ray walking with friends after his internship on Capitol Hill

My Summer as a Congressional Intern

This summer, I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to intern on Capitol Hill.
Unique nightlife Washington, D.C.

Unique Nightlife Experience in D.C.

I had the opportunity to attend a silent disco, one of Washington’s favorite nightlife attractions where hundreds of…
Emily at the Charities Aid Foundation

My Internship Experience with Charities Aid Foundation of America

This summer has been one of the most transformative semesters of my college career.
The cure for homesickness in D.C.? Invite a friend

Hosting a Friend in D.C.

My homesickness has been cured! My friend Nik from back home visited D.C. this past weekend, and I…
Civic Digital Fellows visit Library of Congress

Civic Digital Fellows Help Library of Congress Envision its Future

It can be maddeningly difficult at times to reconcile the old with the new, and the Library of…
American Flag

Celebrating July 4th in the Nation's Capital

I was rushing around in preparation for the big Fourth of July celebration. The streets were busy, Uber…
Alan K. Simpson-Norman Y. Mineta Leaders Series

Three Journalists Help TWC’s Interns Understand Today’s Political Culture

One of the most prominent things 2017 will be remembered for is the increasingly blurred line between reliable…
Delegate Adrienne Jones at TWC

Adrienne Jones Talks Public Service—but Not Politics—to Maryland Interns

On June 22, 2017, twenty-two students from Maryland colleges and universities attended a reception hosted by the State…
You can take advantage of the 16 hours left in the day after your internship ends

Taking Advantage of D.C. after Your Internship Ends

After my work day is over, there's still another 16 hours available.
Courage Knows No Gender

Courage Knows No Gender

As a woman aspiring towards I career in politics, I have constantly been told that politics aren’t for…
Salsa with Silvia

Salsa with Silvia

This past Saturday, I signed up for a Salsa class at Salsa with Silvia, a dance studio in…
Row Houses in DC

The Unexpectedness of Being Homesick

“If this is your first time in a major city, stand up!” A handful of people stood up…