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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Intern’s Guide to Running in D.C.

A Running Intern’s Guide to Running in D.C.

Running provides a great opportunity for Washington, D.C. interns to explore the city in an exciting way.
Finding your community of support in Washington, D.C.

The Community of Support I Built During My D.C. Internship

Throughout my time at The Washington Center this summer, I have been able to find so many amazing…
Setting Goals and Actually Achieving Them

What I Learned About Setting Goals and Actually Achieving Them

The Washington Center's Leadership, Engagement, Achievement and Development (LEAD) class is a non-judgmental space full of encouraging people…
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…