Internship Event: D.C. Internships Info Sessions and Upcoming Deadlines

The Washington Center LogoAre you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C. and earning UW credit?

If yes, come to one of the seven information sessions for The Washington Center that are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, April 20 and 21:

Wednesday, April 20
12:30-1:20 PAR 112
2:30-3:20  SMI 115
3:30-4:20  SIG 227

Thursday, April 21
9:00-10:00 GWN 1A (ground floor of Gowen Hall)
12:30-1:30 PAR 112
2:30-3:30  SMI 115
3:30-4:30  SIG 227

There will also be drop-in times to meet individually each day with the TWC representative in SMI 215 (the Political Science Advising Office) on Wednesday from 11-noon and on Thursday from 10:30-noon.

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 I will discuss the structure of the program, cost and 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 pay less for this program than the estimated cost of attending UW for a quarter. Additional discounts are available in autumn 2016 for UW students.

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 2016 (15 weeks), Priority*: 5/4/16, Regular: 6/8/16
Spring 2017 (15 weeks), Priority*: 10/15/16, Regular: 11/15/16
Summer 2017 (10 weeks), Priority*: 2/15/17, Regular: 3/15/17
* Priority deadline is 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 me, Meera Roy, UW’s Liaison to The Washington Center, for an appointment. You can email me at the address below or make an appointment using our online system at https://depts.washington.edu/polsadvc/signup.php (change the week at the top of the screen) Information is also available at TWC’s website, www.twc.edu

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