Washington Center for Internships and Academic Sem
Region: Outside California Service Area(s): International, Legal/Public Policy/Civil Rights
1333 16th Street, NW • Washington, DC 20036

E-mail: info@twc.edu
Telephone: 1-800-486-8921
www.twc.edu

Requirements:
Sophomore Exploration Program
-a four-day exploratory internship in the field of their choice
-a course on Mondays that involves: interest and skills inventories, presentations on different academic and professional fields, visits to professional workplaces and the design of an individual plan that will help students with the challenges of choosing a major and deciding a general professional direction.
-various Leadership Forum events, including the President's Lecture Series, a service learning project, creation of a portfolio and more.
-Students will be housed together as a group and will be presented with extensive experiential learning opportunities. The program will be offered during the summer only and will be 10 weeks in duration.

Prerequisites:
-Be enrolled at an accredited college or university. Students must have completed at least their first year and not have begun their junior year of study at the time of enrollment.
-Be 18 years of age.
-Maintain a grade point average of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.
-Receive academic credit from your college or university for your participation in the Internship Program. The Washington Center does not grant academic credit.
-Receive the endorsement of your campus liaison, or, if your institution does not have a campus liaison, the endorsement of a faculty sponsor. You must see this person before you begin your application. If you are unsure who this person is, please email info@twc.edu.
-Complete a phone interview with a member of The Washington Center staff. Once you've submitted your materials, you'll be given additional information about this step.
-online application (online)
-Internship request statement (online)
-Issues essay (online)
-Resume (online)
-Emergency contact info (online)
-Transcript (mail only)
-Two letters of recommendation (online or mail)

Deadlines: March 13, 2009

Description/Mission statement:
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has 70 full-time staff and over 40,000 alumni, many of whom are in leadership positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors in the United States and around the world.

The Washington Center provides diverse, highly motivated interns to thousands of organizations in government, business and the non-profit sector. They contribute significantly to their placements and often prove to be of longer-term interest as prospective employees.

More broadly, The Washington Center maintains a vital role in service to society as a whole, developing the workforce of the future and encouraging all of its participants to be informed, public-spirited and civically engaged. For this reason, The Washington Center has support from a growing array of states, federal agencies, corporations, foundations, and private donors.

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