The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, less formally known as The Washington Center, is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of universities in the United States and other countries. The Washington Center provides selected college students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington D.C. for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has over 50,000 alumni, many of who are in leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
The Washington Center holds leadership positions in virtually every career field, including law, education, social work, medicine, journalism, diplomacy, business, and politics. Several serve on The Washington Center’s Board of Directors.