Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C. and earning UW credit?
The Washington Center (TWC) runs a full-time internship program in Washington, D.C., that is open to all UW students (all majors welcome) and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing. Placements include government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, museums 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.
At the informational meetings, a Washington Center representative and I will discuss the structure of the program, scholarships and the application process.
For 2013 the quarterly program cost is $5,995 and the housing cost is $3,985. In addition, students pay for 15 UW credits, transportation, and personal expenses. Students are eligible to use their financial aid for this program and many scholarships are available that can bring the cost of attending close to the cost of a quarter at UW. For Autumn 2013, TWC guarantees a scholarship of at least $2500 for all UW students.
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 a full list of organizations that have earlier deadlines see http://www.twc.edu/node/11029):
Autumn Quarter/Semester 2013 (Aug-Nov or Dec), Competitive*: 5/3/13, Regular: 6/14/13
Spring Semester 2014 (Jan-May), Competitive*: 10/16/13, Regular: 11/13/13
Summer Quarter 2014 (Jun-Aug), Competitive*: 2/19/14, Regular 3/12/14
* Deadline for most scholarships
Regardless of your major, there is an internship in D.C. for you! Whether you want to do an internship this year or in three years, come to an information session to learn more. If you can’t make it, contact me, Meera Roy, for an appointment (available online at https://depts.washington.edu/polsadvc/signup.php). Information is also available at TWC’s website, www.twc.edu