The Washington Center (TWC) internship program in Washington D.C.

Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C. and earning UW credit?

The Washington Center (TWC) runs an internship program in Washington, D.C., that is open to all UW undergraduates (all majors welcome) and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing. Placements include government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, museums, arts organizations, and international organizations. Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW’s affiliation in 1977, and many made connections that led to post-degree employment.

The program is affordable for many students. UW WA State residents receive a $2500 scholarship that makes the cost of attending the program comparable to participating in many study abroad programs. UW international students and residents of other states receive a $1000 scholarship and may pay less for this program than the estimated cost of attending UW for a quarter.

The program runs in summer, autumn and spring. Additional scholarships may be available for students interested in the autumn or spring programs.

TWC’s facilities are accessible to students who have disabilities. In addition, their Disability Services Coordinator will assist with accommodation at the internship and programming sites.

These are the upcoming application deadlines for summer and autumn:

  • Summer 2020 (Jun-Aug):  Early Deadline, Feb 19; Regular Deadline, Mar 18
  • Autumn 2020 (Aug-Dec): Early Deadline, Apr 8; Regular Deadline, May 6

Regardless of your major, there is an internship in D.C. for you!

Contact Meera Roy, (Director of Academic Services in Political Science) at  for an appointment (available online at or email

By Dawn Cheung
Dawn Cheung Career Coach Dawn Cheung