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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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How to Make New Friends in a New City

How to Make New Friends in a New City

I was very nervous about making new friends during my internship. Moving to Washington, D.C. is different from…
How to Introduce Yourself Via Email at Work

The 4 Types of People You Should Meet During Your Internship (and How to e-Introduce Yourself)

The first step in building your professional network is as easy as sending an email.
TWC Alumni Barrett Holmes Pitner interned with Bernie Sanders

Alumni Q&A with Barrett Holmes Pitner of Furman University

Barrett Holmes Pitner left Furman University in South Carolina for his Spring 2003 TWC internship on the Hill…
The Washington Center Federal Aviation Administration Internship Program intern Jason Sullivan

Intern Spotlight: Jason Sullivan, Georgetown University

Pursuing his dream to inspire others through storytelling, Jason Sullivan ended his service as an avionics technician for…
Q&A with Lauren Devoll, TWC National Conventions Seminar Alumna

Q&A with Lauren Devoll, TWC National Conventions Seminar Alumna

Not even the threat of a potential hurricane could dampen Lauren’s Campaign Seminar experience in 2012. And thanks…
A Day in the Life of a Department of Homeland Security Intern

A Day in the Life of a Department of Homeland Security Intern

What does a typical day in the life of a Department of Homeland Security Intern look like? Summer…
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.