The Washington Center (TWC) runs a full-time internship program in Washington, D.C. that is open to all UW students and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing.
Placements include government agencies, corporations, nonprofits and international organizations. Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW’s affiliation in 1977, and many have made connections that led to post-degree employment.
The combined program and housing cost is currently $8590 plus UW registration, transportation, and personal expenses. Students may use financial aid for this program, and in addition to reduced UW tuition and other scholarship opportunities there is a $4000 scholarship for students who are residents of Washington State.
Upcoming application deadlines are:
Summer 2009, Competitive*: 2/2/09, Regular: 3/13/09
Autumn 2009, Competitive*: 5/1/09, Regular: 6/12/09
Spring 2010, Security**: 5/26/09, Competitive*: 9/28/09, Regular: 1/15/09
* Deadline for scholarship eligibility (Regular deadline for WA State
** Deadline for internships with Depts. of Defense, Justice, State,
Homeland Security; White House; U.S. Attorney’s Office for D.C.;
Environmental Protection Agency, Secret Service; U.S. Marshals
Service; Naval Criminal Investigative Service, U.S. Drug Enforcement
Agency, Interpol, CNN, U.S. Congressional Offices in summer (although
some agencies will accept applications after the early deadline)
Note that some established internship programs, such as the Congressional Black Caucus, may require earlier application submissions than the deadlines noted above.
Regardless of your major, there is an internship position for you. To find out more about the program, see TWC’s website at www.twc.edu. Students ware also welcome to contact me for an appointment.
Meera E. Roy
UW Liaison to the Washington Center
Director of Academic Services
Political Science Department