Friday, October 25, 2013

OCT 28-29: D.C. Internships Info Sessions and Upcoming Deadlines

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 28
  130-220 DEN 217
  230-320 GWN 1A (ground floor of Gowen Hall)
  330-420 GWN 1A

 Tuesday, October 30
  1130-1220 GWN 1A
  230-320   DEN 305
  330-420   DEN 305

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 2014 the quarterly program cost is $5,995 and the housing cost is $4,200. 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 are guaranteed minimum scholarships from TWC that along with reduced UW tuition charges bring the cost of attendance close to or below the cost of attending a full-time 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 2014, Regular: 11/13/13
 Summer Quarter 2014, Competitive*: 2/19/14, Regular: 3/12/14
 Autumn Quarter/Semester 2014, Competitive*: 5/7/14, Regular: 6/11/14
  * Deadline for scholarships above the minimum guaranteed

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,