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The Washington Center Internship Program

Dr. Carolyn Taylor and Holly Bates
Dr. Carolyn Taylor with Holy Bates
About Holly's Internship
Washington Center Blog

Rogers State University students looking for a lifetime experience should explore the opportunities available through The Washington Center (TWC) internship program, which places students with private, public and nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Center was founded as an independent, nonprofit organization that provides internship programs and academic seminars to college students from across the country and around the world.

The center helps arrange 2,000 to 3,000 internship placements in Washington representing major professional fields in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

This prestigious internship program allows students to apply their academic lessons outside of the traditional classroom environment and interact with influential leaders, as well as other students who share their interests.

The traditional components of The Washington Center's general internship program include a four- or four-and-a-half-day per week internship, academic coursework, a Congressional Breakfast Series, a Presidential Lecture Series, embassy visit program, small group discussions, professional workshops, internship portfolio development, housing and student life services.

The Washington Center places students in a variety of public, private and nonprofit environments. The program provides internships for students from a variety of academic disciplines. Each program has professional supervisors who counsel, place, supervise and help evaluate students, as well as organize activities for them during the day or half-day when students are not at their internships.

Students earn college credit for their participation in the program, which provides a 16-week session during the spring and fall, and a 10-week summer session.

If a student is selected for participating in the Washington Center internship program, RSU will completely pay the Washington Center’s program and housing fees. In addition, RSU will waive university tuition/fees for up to 12 hours for that semester, and award up to 12 hours of academic credit upon successful completion of the program. Students will be responsible for their own travel costs to and from Washington, D.C., and their food and transportation costs during the program.