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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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From Corn Fields to City Crowds: How the Midwest Differs from D.C.

From Corn Fields to City Crowds: How the Midwest Differs from D.C.

Moving to a new region and new metro setting can be nerve-racking, especially if you do not know…
Raul giving a speech at VET reception.

Getting the Most Out of the VET Initiative Experience a Priority for Both Intern and His Internship Site

Once finding it difficult to “fit in,” Raul’s college experience as a member of the Pennsylvania Army National…
Elon's Sophia Diaz Shares Her TWC Experience

Elon's Sophia Diaz Shares Her TWC Experience [Video]

Theater major Sophia Diaz opens up about what inspired her to take part in a TWC internship during…
Ashley Gorbulja

How Student Vet Ashley Gorbulja's Internship Combined Her Passion for the Military with Her Educational Pursuits

Ashley describes her ongoing time in the National Guard as being in a state of constant transition from…
A Day in The Life of My TWC Roomate, ASU’s Suhey Ortega

A Day in The Life of My TWC Roomate, ASU’s Suhey Ortega

There are so many incredible people you meet in your time at TWC, but sometimes the most interesting…
Top 5 Reasons A Journalism Major Should Intern in D.C.

Top 5 Reasons A Journalism Major Should Intern in D.C.

Journalism is a major and career path that requires experience and tenacity in order to be successful. Interning…
How My Internship with Amnesty International Solidified My Political Career Aspirations

How My Internship with Amnesty International Solidified My Political Career Aspirations

Prior to even enrolling at Elon, Ryan Wells knew that an internship in D.C. was essential for students…
Can't Miss Cities To Visit If You’re Interning in D.C.

Can't Miss Places To Visit If You’re Interning in D.C.

Washington, D.C., the political epicenter of America, has the good fortune of being located close to other beautiful…
A Look Inside University of Cincinnati's Sara Kemerer's TWC Experience [Video]

A Look Inside University of Cincinnati's Sara Kemerer's TWC Experience [Video]

University of Cinicinnati student Sara Kemerer looks back on how her choice to participate in a TWC internship…
3 Self-Discoveries from my First Month at TWC

3 Self-Discoveries from my First Month at TWC

When the opportunity to intern in D.C. presented itself, I knew it would force me to leave my…
A D.C. Internship Shifted Marine Edwin Lamothe’s Career Onto an Unexpected, Yet Rewarding Path

A D.C. Internship Shifted Marine Edwin Lamothe’s Career Onto an Unexpected, Yet Rewarding Path

Edwin’s mission to serve others hasn’t been changed by his duty status. He has gone from Marine to…
How My Internship Helped Me Discover the Value of My Military Skills In the Civilian Workforce

How My Internship Helped Me Discover the Value of My Military Skills In the Civilian Workforce

Christopher Lamy completed his undergraduate degree during his decade in the Air Force. Yet the VET Initiative provided…