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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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Navy Vet Discovered Opportunities Beyond Her Military Passion Through VET Initiative

Navy Vet Discovered Opportunities Beyond Her Military Passion Through VET Initiative

Networking, professional development and the opportunity to apply her military background on Latin America made the VET Initiative…
5 Can't Miss Bookstores in D.C.

5 Can't Miss Bookstores in Washington, D.C.

If you want the full experience of living like a Washingtonian, you should check out these popular bookstores…
The U.S. Capitol Building

A Day in the Life of a Congressional Staff Intern

What's it like to be a Congressional intern in Washington, D.C.? Fall 2019 Student Contributor Matt Enriquez explains…
How A D.C. Internship With A Startup Boosted This Marine's Entrepreneur Dreams

How A D.C. Internship With A Startup Boosted This Marine's Entrepreneur Dreams

Life in D.C. as a VET intern differed vastly from the two years Alex Palmer was stationed there…
Navy and Army National Guard Veteran and full-time student Yara Morgan

Summer in D.C. Set VET Alumna "On Fire" and Gave Her Confidence to Pursue Dream Jobs

TWC’s VET Initiative helped Navy and Army National Guard Veteran and full-time student Yara Morgan relate her military…
TWC VET Initiative Alum Noel Salvador Dominguez

U.S. Army Reservist Connected to Dream Internship Site During VET Initiative

Army Reservist and Humanities major Noel Salvador Dominguez interned at the Smithsonian Institution through TWC's VET Initiative. The…
The 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte

Q&A with Taylor Pinckney, TWC National Conventions Seminar Alumna

Taylor Pinckney attended the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte in 2012 through The Washington Center's National Conventions…
10 Reasons Why D.C. is the Perfect Place for Veterans

10 Reasons Why D.C. is the Perfect Place for Veterans

Washington, D.C. has anything you can possibly imagine for anybody you can possibly imagine.
5 Reasons Why Veterans Are Great Networkers

5 Reasons Why Veterans Are Great Networkers

Veterans are equipped with skills that make them natural networkers - which means Washington, D.C. is a great…
TWC alumni Lindsey Williams at an SEIU Workers Rights Rally in Harrisburg, April 2019.

Alumni Q&A with Lindsey Williams of Dickinson College

The Washington Center and Dickinson College alumna Lindsey Williams participated in TWC's Academic Internship Program in 2004 and…
Monmouth Liaison, A TWC Alumnus, Sees Both Ends of TWC’s Powerful Impact

Monmouth Liaison, A TWC Alumnus, Sees Both Ends of TWC's Powerful Impact

The role of campus liaison is rewarding, though it requires a time commitment.
5 Steps to Have a Great Phone Interview

5 Steps to Have a Great Phone Interview

Without a doubt, interviewing can make the best of us uneasy. Interns applying to The Washington Center program…