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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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Shopping as a D.C. Intern

How I Saved Money Grocery Shopping as a D.C. Intern

What do I want? I want tasty, nutritious food that won’t break my budget! As with many students…
Interview Questions

A Step-By-Step Guide to Prepare for Your Internship Advising Session

Congratulations, you’ve been accepted to The Washington Center! Now what? Next up, you’ll be contacted by your TWC…
How to Ace the Most Common Interview Questions

How to Ace the Most Common Interview Questions

There are common interview questions at every level of employment, including for internships. These same questions keep getting…
5 Key Takeaways from AAC&U Session on How to Communicate the Value of Global Learning

5 Key Takeaways from AAC&U Session on How to Communicate the Value of Global Learning

During the 2019 AAC&U Annual Meeting, TWC attended a session focused on global learning. The session, titled, “America…
D.C. Networking

Why D.C. Is A Top Networking Destination for College Students

Washington, D.C. is a networker’s paradise. Opportunities to meet or get together with other professionals are everywhere. On…
5 Key Takeaways from AAC&U Session On How to Move Relationship-Rich Experiences in Higher Ed

5 Key Takeaways from AAC&U Session On the Importance of Relationships in Higher Ed

During the 2019 AAC&U Annual Meeting, TWC attended a session titled Relationships Matter: Moving Relationship-Rich Experiences from the…
Emily Zahran, University of Vermont.

Intern Spotlight: Emily Zahran, University of Vermont

Emily Zahran was among the first intern cohort from the University of Vermont in Fall 2018. The psychological…
Budgeting for Your Semester or Sumer Internship in D.C.

Budgeting for Your Internship in D.C.

D.C. ranks as one of the most expensive cities in the United States, but that doesn’t mean living…
Mark Montegriffo, University of Manchester Grad

Intern Spotlight: Mark Montegriffo, University of Manchester Grad

Mark Montegriffo, a Global Competencies student from Fall 2018, shares how his love for American Politics drew him…
Colorado State University student Morgan Scheinin

Intern Spotlight: Morgan Scheinin, Colorado State University

How A Colorado State Student’s Search for An Internationally-Focused Internship Led Her to D.C. Before coming for her…
Meg Riggle

Alumni Q&A With Robert Morris Grad Meg Riggle

Meg Riggle, a National Security Seminar and AIP alum, is now an authority in the security field, as…
A Week in the Life of a D.C. News Intern

A Week in the Life of a D.C. News Intern

Each week of an internship offers up possibilities for you to grow personally and professionally. One path of…