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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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Kayla Keech - Sense of independence TWC has provided.

Two Invaluable Yet Unexpected Skills TWC Taught Me

As my semester in D.C. comes to an end, I have been reflecting on what this experience with…
Why Summer Is the Best Time to Be a D.C. Intern

Why Summer Is the Best Time to Be a D.C. Intern

Choosing between Fall-Summer-Spring to do an internship in Washington, D.C. is a lot like a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors.…
Experiencing Election Week in D.C. as a Political Science Intern

[Election] Week in the Life of a Political Science Intern

“A week is a long time in politics” is a phrase that this political science graduate hears ad…
Ways to Combat Stress As a Young Intern in D.C.

Ways to Combat Stress As a Young Intern in D.C.

As a prospective TWC intern, I romanticized about what interning in D.C. would be like… meeting new people,…
3 Disability Accommodations to Address Regarding Your Workplace

3 Disability Accommodations to Address Regarding Your Workplace

When I started my internship, I was nervous about how to ensure I received the disability accommodations I…
Anthony Kite, a unique blend of military and college skills.

VET Initiative Summer Solidified Anthony’s Career Path Leading to His Current Job

Anthony enlisted while still in high school, and served as a Marine before graduating college with honors. A…
5 Reasons Why D.C. Is A Great City for Sports Fans

5 Reasons Why D.C. Is A Great City for Sports Fans

With soccer, baseball, football, hockey and more, D.C. has a lot to offer on the sporting front. Whether…
Top 5 Places to Go in D.C. After 5 P.M.

Top 5 Places to Go in D.C. After 5 p.m.

D.C. is a wonderful place to live, filled with culture, museums, and an unmatched culinary scene. Unfortunately, D.C.…
Air Force Reservist, Rose Smith

Air Force Reservist Welcomed Opportunity to Step Out of Comfort Zone and Grow Her Network

Rose is an Air Force reservist that is studying and working in the same area she was trained…
From Corn Fields to City Crowds: How the Midwest Differs from D.C.

From Corn Fields to City Crowds: How the Midwest Differs from D.C.

Moving to a new region and new metro setting can be nerve-racking, especially if you do not know…
Raul giving a speech at VET reception.

Getting the Most Out of the VET Initiative Experience a Priority for Both Intern and His Internship Site

Once finding it difficult to “fit in,” Raul’s college experience as a member of the Pennsylvania Army National…
Elon's Sophia Diaz Shares Her TWC Experience

Elon's Sophia Diaz Shares Her TWC Experience [Video]

Theater major Sophia Diaz opens up about what inspired her to take part in a TWC internship during…