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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Tyler Hoover

Skipping My Last Semester for an Internship in D.C.

Last November, I received a long-awaited phone call: I had been accepted to The Washington Center and given…
Michigan Technological University

New Partnership with Michigan Tech Introduces Its Students to the World Beyond Their Campus

Michigan Tech did their homework. The university knew it wanted to add an internship experience that would introduce…
A Guide to Finding Halal Foods Near the RAF

A Guide to Halal Food in the NoMa Neighborhood

There has never been a time when people have been more conscious of the food they put in…
A NoMa signpost

Why NoMa is the Ideal Neighborhood for TWC Interns

Between balancing my TWC internship and planning for next semester, I initially wondered how I would manage my…
Capitol Hill Dome

A Week in the Life of a Capitol Hill Intern

Capitol Hill is like a city within a city, distinct within the surrounding D.C. metropolitan area and unique…
Tevin Ali, 2016 Alum, in front of the US Capitol

How My TWC Experience Helped Shape My Career Path

Summer 2016 TWC alum Tevin Ali shares his story, including the challenges he overcame as a first-generation college…
Performances in DC

3 Ways to See Great Performances On a Tight Budget

D.C. is a cultural hub with plenty of venues to catch live theater. But interns don’t have to…
Jocelyn Yow

Congressional Staffer Attends Inside Washington, Widens Network and Career Options

As a staffer in a California congresswoman’s district office, Harvard Extension’s Jocelyn Yow was familiar with The Washington…
Meeting for an informational interview over coffeee

My Top Takeaways From An Informational Interview With A Senate Legislative Director 

If you asked TWC students prior to their arrival in D.C. what they wanted most out of their…
Me with my boss, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC). Photo credit: Patrice Smith, Assistant Press Secretary for Senator Tim Scott.

Discovering the Real Purpose of my D.C. Internship

I’ll admit it: When I first was accepted to The Washington Center, and even when I arrived in…
Risk & Resilience: Advancing Food and Nutrition Security in Nigeria through Feed the Future event.

How My Non-Profit Internship Has Prepared Me for My Future Career

Figuring out what career you want can be challenging. Here’s how my internship has given me a better…
Student enjoying LEAD session

Gaining Strength and Insight Through the LEAD Colloquium

Although there are many different classes and activities to choose from at The Washington Center, there is one…