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The Washington Center
Although the program is based in Washington, D.C. and most of the internship sites will be located within the city limits, it is possible for students to take advantage of internship opportunities almost anywhere within the
The Washington Center
The summer internship program offered by The Washington Center (TWC), Dickinson's partner program in Washington D.C., provides students with the opportunity to experience and explore various career paths while sampling the intellectual and cultural diversity of our nation's capital. The Dickinson Summer Program in Washington integrates seamlessly into a well rounded Dickinson education that is designed to promote future success and leadership in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors of society. This 4-credit program is open to all majors.
The TWC internship program includes three major components:
Internship (2 credits):
Students are offered several internship opportunities based on preferences expressed on their application, and then are free to decide which internship offer to accept. Students work at their internship sites 4 to 4.5 days a week. The internship experience is graded jointly by the internship site supervisor and the TWC program supervisor. The grade earned is reported on the
Academic Course (1 credit):
Students also enroll in a TWC academic course, which meets once a week in the evening for approximately 2.5 hours at various sites around the city. As with the internship, students earn a letter grade for the academic course taken and that is reported on the Dickinson transcript, but the grade is not calculated as part of the student's GPA.
Independent Study (1 credit):
Each student identifies a faculty member who is willing and able to work with him or her on an independent study that is closely aligned with the student's internship interests. Faculty members and students negotiate (by phone and e-mail) the scope, direction, and details of the independent study project as the internship experience unfolds. The faculty supervisor will normally make one on-site visit to Washington D.C. during the course of the summer to confer with the student about progress on the independent study project and to get a general sense for the quality of the student's TWC experience. Students receive a letter grade for the independent study project and that grade is calculated into the GPA.
During times when the students are not interning, taking classes, or working on an independent study project, they may find themselves participating in any number of ancillary TWC activities, including:
The Washington Center arranges additional excursions for students.
The Washington Center provides independent living arrangements in an apartment building. Housing facilities are located in well-lit, high traffic areas that provide excellent security and comfortable surroundings. There is close, easy access to Washington's Metro subway system, shops, restaurants, and convenience stores.
Program Fee Includes
tuition and fees
room and board (board credit is given to students)
pre-departure and on-site orientation
For more information, contact:
Professor James Hoefler
Department of Political Science,