Interested in hosting an intern? Have questions? We'd love to hear from you!

Partner with The Washington Center and Make Your Internship Program a Win-Win

Take Your Internship Program to a Higher Level

Why TWC?

We have a 45-year history of helping college students from all backgrounds successfully transition from college to career through immersive internship experiences in Washington, D.C.

Summer 2021 Internship Program Beginning Soon! June 8 -August 6

How Do You Benefit?

Whether you host an intern onsite in Washington, D.C., or virtually from anywhere, partnering with TWC is a win-win for your organization and our smart, highly motivated students. 


Who Works With Us?

Area employers welcome TWC interns not only for their vibrant contributions, but also to tap into a pipeline of prospective, capable employees. Some of the 600+ organizations we work with include:

Who Are Our Students?

All of our students are sophomores or above at accredited undergraduate colleges and universities, and must have approval from a faculty sponsor to participate in our program.


2020 - 2021 Internship Program Dates

Host an intern this Fall, Spring or Summer, or contact us with questions. We'd love to hear from you!

What Do You Do?

Internship Site Partners can host interns onsite or virtually. 

More than 400 colleges and universities in the U.S. and around the world partner with TWC.

Trusted by Educators

Trusted by Employers

TWC is the largest internship program in the U.S. We place interns with over 600 D.C. Metro area employers spanning politics, nonprofits, think tanks and beyond.

Trusted by Students

Over 60,000 TWC alumni are working around the world, in virtually every career field.

Save Time

Pre-qualified talent is brought directly to you. We vet candidates based on their GPA, majors and interests, and pass along resumes that fit your needs.

Save Money

There is no direct cost to you to partner with TWC, and you are not obligated to extend offers to any of the candidates we refer to you.

Get Support

 A designated TWC site relations coordinator is your guide throughout the selection process and during the internship.

Set a Schedule

D.C.-based interns are expected to work 32-36 hours/week, while virtual interns can work 20-36 hours/week.

Supervise and Evaluate

Provide a designated supervisor for the intern. The supervisor will guide the intern throughout the term and provide a final evaluation.

Provide a Quality Experience

Assign students substantive work or quality projects. Hold regular check-ins and guide their professional development.


The average GPA of our students is 3.5, and they represent a variety of majors.


36% of our students come from racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds, and 26% are first-generation college students.


Students earn academic credit from their schools for participating in TWC Programs.


80% of TWC alumni report their internship experience helped them develop critical skills for workplace success.

Arts, Humanities and Education

American Association of State Colleges and Universities, National Archives, National Air and Space Museum, The Lincoln Archives Project, Washington Performing Arts

Business, Economics and Trade

Chef Geoff's, Citigroup Management Inc., Clark Construction, International Economic Development Council, U.S. International Trade Administration

Government and Politics

Council of State Governors, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Guide Consulting Services, League of Women Voters, The American Legion, U.S. House of Representatives

International Relations

Amnesty International USA, Atlantic Council, Climate Institute, Global Impact, International Rescue Committee, Leadership Global, Peace Corps

Journalism and Communications

C-SPAN, Gunster Strategies, Law Media Group, Telemundo, The Daily Caller, Univision, Voice of America, The Washington Diplomat, WHUT-TV

Law and Criminal Justice

Akerman LLP, Arlington County Police Department, Campaign for Youth Justice, D.C. Bar Foundation, Lawyers Without Borders, Metropolitan Police Department, U.S. Marshals

Summer 2021

August 25 - December 4

Fall 2021

June 8 - August 5

"I was very impressed with the way TWC handled everything, helping us to smoothly transition to a virtual internship when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Thanks to TWC, I’ve learned you can do internships effectively virtually."

 Nick Kourtesis, Founder and Owner, Mid-Atlantic Sports Consultants