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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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Cherry Blossom Festival in DC

Must-See Spots at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Because one can't quite predict when D.C.’s cherry blossoms will bloom, one of the great things about spending…
D.C. interns transitioning to young professionals

From Intern to Young Professional

A politics-based internship in Washington D.C. can be both exhilarating and exhausting. With a schedule that’s constantly changing,…
D.C. interns can visit all of the city's landmarks

Museums and Marches: Being a Part of History

Attending college in rural Appalachia, you get an idea of what D.C. is like only through the images…
Melanie's DC internship gave her the chance to attend the March for Our Lives

Witnessing History in D.C. at the March for Our Lives

When I found out the March For Our Lives would be held during my time here, I immediately…
A D.C. intern can see local art with an Old Town visit

Spending a Day in Old Town

Many of the suburbs around the city offer their own unique experiences unlike anything you’ll be able to…
Visiting NYC as a TWC Intern

Traveling from D.C. on an Intern's Budget

D.C. is a connection point for countless cities in the northeast, which are easy to visit without breaking…
Heading home to catch a hockey game

Tips for Traveling Home

Homesickness has been a real challenge since I arrived in Washington, D.C.. So I Decided to cure it…
A Week in Life of a D.C. Intern

A Week in Life of a D.C. Intern

Being an intern in D.C. means juggling between being a young professional, a student and more. Each week,…
National Botanical Garden

My "Only in D.C." Experience

At only 20 years old, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting some of the world’s most important and…
Neil Shortland, Faculty Director for TWC's National Security Seminar

What's In Store for TWC's National Security Seminar

Faculty director Neil Shortland shares what students and faculty will experience during the two-week seminar in Washington, D.C.
Why You Should Apply Early for a D.C. Internship

Why You Should Apply Early for a D.C. Internship

Did you know there are perks to applying by the priority deadline for any of our semester programs?…
Ace your D.C. internship with these tips

5 Tips for Finding Your Internship Routine

Living on your own in college is entirely different from living on your own as an intern. Establishing…