Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C. and earning UW credit?
If yes, come to one of the six information sessions for The Washington Center that are scheduled for Thursday and Friday of this week:
Thursday, April 30
1130-1220 GWN 1A (ground floor of Gowen Hall)
130-220 MEB 235
330-420 SAV 132
Friday, May 1
1130-1220 DEN 206
1230-120 DEN 217
130-220 DEN 211
There will also be drop-in times in SMI 215 (the Political Science Advising Office) on Thursday and Friday from 230-320pm.
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 UW’s Director of Academic Services 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 many study abroad programs. UW international students and residents of other states receive a $1000 scholarship and pay less for this program than the estimated cost of attending UW for a quarter.
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 2015, Priority*: 5/6/16, Regular: 6/10/15
Spring Semester 2016: Priority*: 10/14/15, Regular: 11/18/15
Summer Quarter 2016, Priority*: 2/17/16, Regular: 3/16/16
Autumn Quarter/Semester 2016, Priority*: 5/4/16, Regular: 6/8/16
* 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 Meera Roy, UW Director of Academic Services, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment time). Information is also available at TWC’s website, www.twc.edu.