Washington Center Internship
A professional internship opportunity for credit, arranged by the Washington Center in Washington, D.C. for students of many majors to work in public or private sectors. The program includes: internship search assistance, apartment style housing; professional and social networking; a class in your field; dialogue with national leaders in through the Presidential Lecture and Congressional Breakfast series; a community service project; and the completion of a portfolio.
Why should I apply for a Washington Center Internship?
- Gain professional-level work experience in the nation's capitol
- Intern abroad in 3-4 locations
- Develop & refine skills in my field
- Earn 1-12 credit hours if my academic department offers internship credit
- Meet other students from all over the world
- Grow culturally and academically
- Attend political, cultural, and social events
- Make career contacts
- Live in convenient, arranged housing
- Work with a Washington Center staff member to locate potential internship sites
- Your financial aid may apply toward the cost of BGSU credits. Some scholarships and stipends are available
- The Washington Center has arranged internship placements in over 1000 agencies and companies in the D.C. area
This list is not exhaustive and includes only a sampling of organizations at which past Washington Center participants have interned. Available positions vary by term.
- Be considered for an Ohio Capital Scholarship of $3,000 - $3,500
- Choose from a variety of courses taught by professionals
Who is eligible for a Washington Center Internship?
- Full-time Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
- Students in majors which offer academic credit for internships
- Students with a minimum 2.75 accumulative GPA (Please note: Many federal internship sites require 3.0 and above)
- Students who are in good standing with the University
- Graduates can participate in a Post-Graduate internship Program within 18 months after graduation
- International students may apply http://www.twc.edu/students/eligible.shtml#cpo
How do I apply for a Washington Center Internship?
- Make an appointment with the BGSU Washington Center Campus Liaison, Susan Young, in the Career Center, 318C Math Sciences Building, 419-372-2356
- Review the program options, requirements, application process and materials, dates, and costs
- Review the Washington Center website for ‘Prospective Students’ http://www.twc.edu/students/
- Contact your faculty sponsors to complete an Academics Requirement Agreement to confirm the credit you will receive
- See application materials, deadlines and dates at http://www.twc.edu/students/application_procedures.shtml#download (Many federal positions require early dates for security clearance
- Meet competitive /scholarship deadline dates: Spring - October 1; Summer - February 1; Fall - April 1
- Review costs and private financial resources at http://www.twc.edu/students/financial_assistance.shtml
- Meet with Financial Aid counselor, if applicable
- Complete online application by the appropriate deadline date http://www.twc.edu/students/application_procedures.shtml
- ******Graduates applying for the post-graduate internship program should check the appropriate box on the application to indicate what program they are applying for. http://www.twc.edu/students/docs/TWC_Internship_Application.pdf
- Receive notification of acceptance, and the name of your Washington Center Program Supervisor who can provide assistance through the process