* Te Intern Abroad Programs dier in some respects; or more inormation, visit www.twc.edu/internabroad
What is Te Washington Center?
A nonprot educational organization in Washington, D.C., Te Washington Centerserves colleges and universities that want toextend their curricula to the nation’s capitaland, increasingly, key cities in other countries.Founded 35 years ago, it now has 75 sta, some40 associated aculty, and more than 40, 000alumni rom more than 1,000 institutions in theU.S. and abroad.
What exactly do we provide?
In our main internship program, we providestudents o all majors academic semesters andsummer terms centered on tailored internshipsin Washington, D.C.—and in a growing seto international locations (currently London,England; Oxord, England; and Sydney,Australia).* We also provide academic seminars, typicallyone to two weeks in length, as well as customizedaculty-led programs. Every our years weorganize the only national academic programsor college students at the major politicalconventions.
Our Washington, D.C. internship program has three main components
A tailored internship
: We maintain ties with more than 1,000 internship sites ingovernmental, international, business andnonprot organizations. With help rom our proessional sta, students choose a substantive,supervised internship tailored to their academicand proessional interests and needs.
An academic course:
We oer 35 to 50 asemester, in a range o disciplines and inter-disciplinary areas. Students choose one, takenor three hours, one evening a week. Facultyare highly qualied academics (a course guide with biographies is available) and are oen also practitioners in their eld. Trough a partnership with Johns Hopkins University, selected studentsmay take their course in one o two Washington-based graduate programs there.
Te Leadership Forum:
We enrich students’internships and academic study with someremarkable programming not possible or programs o a smaller scale. For example, at ourPresident’s Lecture Series students hear rom andquestion members o the cabinet, ambassadors,leading journalists, and CEOs. Our Public PolicyDialogues on Capitol Hill program enablesstudents to meet in smaller groups with Memberso Congress or their stas. All students carry outa civic engagement project in an area o personalor proessional concern. o document, analyze,and reect on the internship experience, studentsalso complete an internship portolio.
For more than 30 years, our students’ educations at Te Uniersity o Iowa haecome alie through the proessional work opportunities o Te Washington Center Internship Program. Our students hae interned at the White House, a non-prot ocused on recent reugees, the Public Deender’s Oce, the EPA and scores o other meaningul placements. A Pomerantz Career Center program at the UI,Te Washington Center is a trusted partner in helping students transition omthe classroom to successul careers in society.
Sally Mason, Ph.D.,
PresidentTe University o Iowa