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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Seth Ickes of Clarion University

Alumni Q&A with Clarion University Grad Seth Ickes

Seth Ickes left his intimate, rural campus of Clarion University to intern with a policy nonprofit in D.C.…
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Top 5 Skills Every Young Professional Should Have (and the Books that Teach Them)

What does it mean to be a successful young professional? What skills will make you stand out, especially…
TWC Spring 19 intern Hunter Johnson outside Union Station in Washington D.C.

Intern Spotlight: Hunter Johnson, Florida State University

Florida State’s Hunter Johnson never considered an internship prior to learning about The Washington Center. Yet TWC offered…
Shot of foliage in front of the capitol during the Fall

Why Fall Is the Best Time to Intern in D.C.

Choosing between Fall-Summer-Spring to do an internship in Washington, D.C. is a lot like a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors.…
Lauren at the D.C. Bar Foundation.

Why Internships Are An Investment in Your Future

If you are thinking about an internship next semester, you may have lots of questions. What might my…
Student at a LEAD session

LEAD Beyond the Classroom

By the end of the semester, what can interns expect to take away from LEAD? With opportunities for…
Tyler Hoover

Skipping My Last Semester for an Internship in D.C.

Last November, I received a long-awaited phone call: I had been accepted to The Washington Center and given…
Michigan Technological University

New Partnership with Michigan Tech Introduces Its Students to the World Beyond Their Campus

Michigan Tech did their homework. The university knew it wanted to add an internship experience that would introduce…
A Guide to Finding Halal Foods Near the RAF

A Guide to Halal Food in the NoMa Neighborhood

There has never been a time when people have been more conscious of the food they put in…
Capitol Hill Dome

A Week in the Life of a Capitol Hill Intern

Capitol Hill is like a city within a city, distinct within the surrounding D.C. metropolitan area and unique…
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Why NoMa is the Ideal Neighborhood for TWC Interns

Between balancing my TWC internship and planning for next semester, I initially wondered how I would manage my…
Tevin Ali, 2016 Alum, in front of the US Capitol

How My TWC Experience Helped Shape My Career Path

Summer 2016 TWC alum Tevin Ali shares his story, including the challenges he overcame as a first-generation college…