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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…
2019 Capital Pride Festival - Image via Flickr / Ted Eytan

Experiencing Pride Month in D.C.

Capital Pride is about finding the Pride celebration that makes you happy.
How to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

Elevate Yourself: How to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch (with Examples)

“So what do you do?” If you know anything about Washington, D.C., you know that this is the…
Overcoming Social Anxiety in a New City

Overcoming Social Anxiety in a New City

The desire to be liked, make friends, find your way and be enough can be all-consuming in a…
LEAD students

Fear Not! Our ELOs Make Your Post-TWC Career Step a Confident Step

What comes after your semester in D.C.? Whether you come to The Washington Center with a career plan…
How I Got an Internship with the Department of Homeland Security through The Washington Center

How I Got an Internship with the Department of Homeland Security

As a computer science major, I felt like I didn’t belong in D.C. as well as someone majoring…
Overcoming Workplace Anxiety at Your Internship

Overcoming Anxiety Upon Entering the Workplace

Internships boost confidence and add experience to a resume, but the stress and anxiety that accompanies starting a…
Neil Deegan attended the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver through The Washington Center’s Campaign seminar series

TWC’s Conventions Seminar Solidified My Political Career; Here’s How It Unfolded

Neil Deegan attended the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver through The Washington Center’s Campaign 2008 seminar series.…
Essential D.C. Neighborhoods Every Intern Should Visit

Essential D.C. Neighborhoods Every Intern Should Visit

Whether you’re planning to stay in D.C. for a few months, or a few years, now is the…
The Washington Center National Security Seminar 2019

Here’s the Top 3 Moments from National Security 2019

Every year, The Washington Center brings together college students, faculty and experts from across the country to explore…