D.C. Internships Info & Drop-In Sessions and Upcoming Deadlines

Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C. and earning UW credit? If yes, come to either an information session or drop-in session for The Washington Center (TWC):

Thursday, November 7
10:30-noon Drop-in w/TWC Rep SMI 215
1:30-2:20 Info Session GWN 1A
2:30-3:20 Info Session GWN 1A
3:30-4:20 Info Session GWN 1A
Friday, November 8
9:00-10:30 Drop-in w/TWC Rep SMI 215
10:30-11:20 Info Session SMI 40A
11:30-12:20 Info Session SMI 40A

SMI 215: Political Science Advising Office

GWN 1A: Ground floor of GWN

SMI 40A: Ground floor of SMI in the hallway between SMI and GWN


The Washington Center (TWC) runs an internship program in Washington, D.C., that is open to all UW undergraduates (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, the application process, and UW credit.

The program is affordable for many students. UW WA State residents receive a $2500 scholarship that makes the cost of attending the program comparable to participating in many study abroad programs. UW international students and residents of other states receive a $1000 scholarship and may pay less for this program than the estimated cost of attending UW for a quarter. 

The program runs in summer, autumn and spring. Additional scholarships may be available for students interested in the autumn or spring programs.

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 summer and autumn:
Summer 2020 (Jun-Aug):  Early, Feb 19; Regular, Mar 18

Autumn 2020 (Aug-Dec): Early, Apr 8; Regular May 6

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). Program information is also available at TWC’s website, www.twc.edu.