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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 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa in 2012

Q&A with Cassie Shirk, TWC National Conventions Seminar Alumna

Cassie Shirk learned of The Washington Center’s Conventions Seminars as a freshman in 2009. She had to wait…
Why My Hill Internship Made This Summer Worthwhile

Why My Hill Internship Made This Summer Worthwhile

I feel fortunate to have interned with the U.S. House Committee on Small Business for a variety of…
My experience in D.C. was absolutely life-changing.

Reflections On My D.C. Experience

My experience in D.C. was absolutely life-changing. Not only was it my first internship, but it was also…
Washington Center Summer 2019 Intern Josi Lieb

Archive This! A Historic Summer Internship

History major Josi Lieb had some initial reservations about her internship at the Lincoln Archives Digital Project, but…
Three Common Myths and Misconceptions About Networking

Three Common Myths and Misconceptions About Networking

In Washington, D.C., networking is just a part of everyday life. So how do you prepare for it?
Top Six Gluten-free and Dairy-free Eats in D.C.

Top Six Gluten-free and Dairy-free Eats in D.C.

If you're allergic to gluten or dairy, Washington, D.C. offers many allergy-friendly options.
Intern’s Guide to Running in D.C.

A Running Intern’s Guide to Running in D.C.

Running provides a great opportunity for Washington, D.C. interns to explore the city in an exciting way.
Finding your community of support in Washington, D.C.

The Community of Support I Built During My D.C. Internship

Throughout my time at The Washington Center this summer, I have been able to find so many amazing…
Setting Goals and Actually Achieving Them

What I Learned About Setting Goals and Actually Achieving Them

The Washington Center's Leadership, Engagement, Achievement and Development (LEAD) class is a non-judgmental space full of encouraging people…
An Intersection of America's Pastime and Capital

An Intersection of America's Pastime and Capital

From the Library of Congress to the Washington Nationals to the U.S. Capitol, baseball is extremely prevalent in…
Washington, D.C. intern stress relief

Find Your Fun Stress Reliefs to Avoid Falling Into a 9-to-5 Habit

Taking an hour or so to get out, get a little alone time and explore all Washington, D.C.…
 Stacey Berry of York University

Alumni Q&A with Stacey Berry of York University

An internship in the U.S. helped Canadian alumna Stacey Berry figure out her career direction: “The Washington Center…