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The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) offers University of Toledo students a unique life experience. Qualified students have the opportunity to work in several different fields in private, public, and nonprofit organizations in Washington DC.
The program provides internships for students from a variety of academic disciplines. Each program has professional supervisors who counsel, place, supervise and help evaluate students, as well as organize activities for them during the day or half-day when students are not at their internships.
TWC was founded as an independent, nonprofit organization that provides internship programs and academic seminars to college students from across the country and around the world. This prestigious internship program allows students to apply their academic lessons outside of the traditional classroom environment and interact with influential leaders, as well as other students who share their interests.
The Washington Center web site provides information on the type and variety of internships available.
The traditional components of The Washington Center’s general internship program include
- a four- or four-and-a-half-day per week internship,
- academic coursework,
- a Congressional Breakfast Series,
- a Presidential Lecture Series,
- embassy visit program,
- small group discussions,
- professional workshops,
- internship portfolio development,
- housing and student life services.
Students will earn college credit for their participation in the program, which provides a 16-week session during the spring and fall, and a 10-week summer session.
There are over 40,000 TWC alumni, many of whom are in leadership positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors in the United States and around the world.
Also explore The Washington Center Academic Seminars
Shed New Light on Current Affairs
Students will explore a world of insight on the issues our country is talking about in these extraordinary and intensive learning experiences. Each academic seminar lasts between a few days to two weeks and offers in-depth looks into a range of timely topics ranging from public policy and media, to international affairs, to electoral politics. Engage, question, and learn from leading voices, get insider’s access to embassies, Capitol Hill, and media or nongovernmental organizations. Students immerse themselves in an incredible opportunity to hone their point of view on the nation, and the world.
TWC’s Academic Seminars are experiential learning at its finest with a shorter time commitment. Reaching well beyond books and classrooms, opportunities include experiential fieldwork, relevant site visits or tours, panel interviews and small group discussions.