Updates and Guidance Related to COVID-19

The safety and wellbeing of our students and partners is The Washington Center’s top priority.

We continue to closely monitor the guidance from the CDC and local authorities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area regarding COVID-19 (the coronavirus) and its potential impact on our upcoming events and our academic seminar and internship programs.

Updates on TWC Programs and Events

This page was last updated on January 4, 2021

Information and guidelines regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) are rapidly evolving. We appreciate your support as we work through these changing conditions and continue to adjust our operations as the circumstances warrant.

Please refer to the tabs below for more information about the status of our programs.

2021 The Presidential Inauguration Academic Seminar (January 2021)

The Washington Center (TWC) has hosted the Inauguration Academic Seminar since 1985 – and it remains the only national academic program of its kind and size. For the first time in TWC’s history, the Inauguration Academic Seminar will 100% virtual – opening participation to students and faculty from around the world, and those who are otherwise unable to travel to Washington, D.C. Learn more.

Spring Academic Internship Program (January 2021 - May 2021)

As of January 4, 2021, TWC is planning to host students in Washington, D.C. for the Spring 2021 Academic Internship Program.

To ensure the safety of our community, we’ve made adjustments to our academic, programmatic and residential plans and policies. Learn more about these adjustments here

While we look forward to hosting students in the nation’s capital, we also understand that some schools may issue alternative policies regarding in-person participation in internship programs this spring. To accommodate students from these schools, we will be offering a virtual option in addition to our Washington, D.C. experience. Learn more about this option here.

We are offering each university flexibility in determining which program option (virtual or Washington, D.C.) is appropriate for their students.

2021 Federal Internship Program Spring Semester (January 2021 - May 2021)

FAA Minority Serving Institutions Intern Program 
The FAA is preparing and finalizing details for the Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 internship programs. If you are interested in participating in the program, learn more here and complete the interest form here, or reach out to FAA@twc.edu with any other specific questions

Federal Diversity Internship Initiative Program
The Federal Diversity Internship Initiative Program has a limited number of internship opportunities available due to COVID-19. Typically, this program recruits students for internships during the fall, spring and summer terms. Please complete the interest form here and a member of the federal team will contact you if we learn of a position in which you qualify.