April 6 D.C. Internships Info Sessions and Deadlines

Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C.? Placements include internships with federal agencies, think tanks, media organizations, museums and arts organizations, international organizations, corporations, law offices and courts, lobbying firms, and non-profits.  If you would like to learn more, please come to an information session about The Washington Center Internship Program on Wednesday, April 6, at the following times:

   10:30-11:30am in GWN 1B (ground floor of Gowen Hall)
   12:30-1:20pm in MEB 250
    2:30-3:20pm in DEN 205

The Washington Center (TWC) runs a full-time internship program in Washington, D.C. that is open to all UW students and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing.  Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW’s affiliation in 1977, and many have made connections that led to careers.  At the informational meetings, a Washington Center representative and I will discuss the program, scholarships and the application process.

Through autumn 2011 the quarterly program cost is $5,650 and the housing cost is $3,660. In addition, students pay UW registration, transportation, and personal expenses. Students may use financial aid for this program, UW tuition is charged at a reduced rate, and students may apply for scholarships (many UW students receive scholarships of $1000-$3000).

Upcoming application deadlines are:

  Autumn Quarter 2011, Competitive*: 5/2/11, Regular: 6/10/11
  Spring Quarter 2012, Early**: 5/23/11, Competitive*: 10/7/11, Regular: 1/13/12
  Summer Quarter 2012, Early**: 9/23/11, Competitive*: 2/17/12, Regular: 3/16/12

   * Deadline for TWC scholarship eligibility
  ** See http://www.twc.edu/students/earlydeadlines.shtml for the list of organizations that require applications by the early deadline

Note that some established internship programs, such as the Congressional Black Caucus, may require earlier application submissions than the deadlines noted above.

Regardless of your major, there is an internship position for you. If you would like to know more, please come to an information session or contact me for an appointment. Information about TWC is also available online at www.twc.edu

Meera E. Roy, Director of Academic Services UW Political Science Department

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