If you apply and are admitted to The Washington Center's spring internship program in D.C. and if you are a Washington resident, you will receive a minimum scholarship of $3,000 to substantially defray the cost of attending. If you are not a WA state resident, you will receive a minimum scholarship of $1,000, and you should find that the cost of a quarter in D.C. actually is comparable to (or even less than) what you would pay to stay at UW. (Please note that applicants to the Postgraduate Professional Development Program will not be eligible for these awards at this time.)
Financial assistance above these minimums is available--UW applicants will be given priority consideration upon acceptance. In addition to the internship, TWC's evening course and supplemental programming will help you to grow professionally, academically, and personally.
At UW, program participants enroll in 15 credits of Pol S 498 - Washington Center Internship. Financial aid recipients are still eligible for their aid, and the quarter spent in D.C. will still help you advance toward graduation.
If you would like to learn more, TWC is hosting a webinar on Thursday, December 29 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Please RSVP at: http://www.twc.edu/online-information-session. Information is also available on TWC's website at www.twc.edu. If you have questions you are welcome to contact Meera Roy, UW's liaison to TWC, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-543-9456, or Reid May, Program Coordinator at The Washington Center, at Reid.May@twc.edu or 202-238-7702. All applications must be approved by Meera prior to submission.
The spring quarter deadline is soon, January 13, but extensions will be granted as needed.
If you would like to apply for another quarter, upcoming application deadlines are:
* Summer 2012, Competitive*: 2/17/12; Regular: 3/16/12
* Autumn 2012, Early**: 1/20/12, Competitive*: 5/4/12, Regular: 6/15/12
* Spring 2013, Early**: 5/21/12, Competitive*: 10/12/12, Regular: 1/11/13
** See http://www.twc.edu/internships/dates-and-deadlines/early-deadlines for the list of organizations that require applications by the early deadline.
The spring deadline is quickly approaching, so we hope that you will either participate in the webinar or contact Meera or Reid soon.