Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C. and earning UW credit?
If yes, come to one of the five information sessions for The Washington Center that are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday:
Tuesday, October 28
130-220 SMI 107
330-420 LOW 114
Wednesday, October 29
1030-1120 GWN 1A
1230-220 DEM 124
230-320 GWN 1A
The Washington Center (TWC) runs an 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, 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.
At the informational meetings, a Washington Center representative and I will discuss the structure of the program, scholarships and the application process.
The program is affordable for many students. UW WA State residents receive a $2500 scholarship that makes the cost of attending the 10-week program comparable to participating in a study abroad program. UW international students and residents of other states receive a $1000 scholarship and pay less for this program than regular UW tuition.
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):
Spring Semester 2015, Regular: 11/19/14
Summer Quarter 2015, Competitive*: 2/18/15, Regular: 3/18/15
Autumn Quarter/Semester 2015, Competitive*: 5/6/15, Regular: 6/10/15
* Deadline for scholarships above the minimum guaranteed
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 — you can change the week at the top of the screen–or you can email me for an appointment time). Information is also available at TWC’s website, www.twc.edu