Monday, October 29, 2012

OCT 29-30: D.C. Internships Info Sessions

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

If yes, come to one of the six information sessions for The Washington Center that are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday:

 Monday, October 29
  1230-120 GWN 1A (ground floor of Gowen Hall)
  230-320  SAV 132
  330-420  SMI 115

 Tuesday, October 30
  1030-1120 GWN 1A
  130-220   GWN 1A
  330-420   SAV 132

The Washington Center (TWC) runs a full-time 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 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, scholarships and the application process.

For 2013 the quarterly program cost is $5,995 and the housing cost is $3,985. In addition, students pay for 15 UW credits, transportation, and personal expenses. Students are eligible to use their financial aid for this program and all UW students will receive scholarships of at least $2500 from TWC, which brings the cost of attending close to the cost of a quarter at UW.

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
 Spring Semester 2013, Regular: 11/16/12
 Summer Quarter 2013, Competitive*: 2/15/13, Regular: 3/15/13
 Autumn Quarter/Semester 2013, Competitive*: 5/3/13, Regular: 6/14/13
  * Deadline for additional scholarships ($2500 scholarship is automatic for all UW students)

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, for an appointment (available online at Information is also available at TWC's website,