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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Jennifer Margherito Program Options: Academic Coursework, Internship, Virtual Offerings
Areas of Study: Communication Studies, Criminology, International Studies, Management, Political Science, Psychology Program Type: Study Center
Class Standing: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior Housing Options: Apartment, Student Residence
Program Description:

The TCNJ Center for Global Engagement and The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars have established a partnership that allows TCNJ students to pursue a semester or a summer in Washington, DC, participate in a full-time internship from Monday to Thursday, take an academic class one evening a week, and attend a weekly leadership seminar on Fridays…all for TCNJ credit!

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Location & Academic Program

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit.

Your academic interests play an important role in shaping your future as a professional. At The Washington Center, you’ll choose one evening course from up to 25 offered each semester or summer. All courses meet for three hours one night a week but are otherwise like courses taught on your campus. In many cases, they have a direct relationship to the work you're doing throughout the week and range from politics and business to international affairs and communications.

The courses are led by highly qualified faculty who are dedicated teachers. They are grounded in traditional disciplines yet taught within the context of the wide array of resources offered in Washington, D.C.

TCNJ students in the program will receive four (4) units of TCNJ credit ( two (2) units of internship credit, one (1) unit for an academic class, and one (1) unit of P/F credit for the LEAD Colloquium leadership seminar) in the Fall or Spring semesters and three (3) units of credit (one (1) unit each of internship credit, academic coursework, and the leadership seminar) in the Summer session. Courses listed here have already been reviewed and given course equivalents by TCNJ faculty. TCNJ students will be graded for the internship and the academic class, and these grades will be computed in their TCNJ GPA. Virtual opportunities are also available at this location.


There’s no better way to launch your career than spending a semester or summer interning in the nation's capital. You'll sharpen in-demand skills, learn how to navigate a professional environment and gain a clear edge in the competition for postgraduate employment. How TWC matches you with the right internship

The Washington Center maintains ties with hundreds of organizations that provide high-quality internships in the D.C. area. Our experienced staff knows which sites offer the best experiences to students. TWC will help you be considered for opportunities that would fit you well. You will be assigned an internship advisor with whom you should stay in close touch throughout the internship matching process. Students tend to be most actively engaged in this process during the three months prior to check in. You will likely have a phone interview with any potential supervisor interested in you, and you will have the chance to accept or decline an offer after it is extended. Your internship advisor will provide guidance regarding specific options to help you make the final decision. For more information about the internship program and sample internship sites click here

Student Life

At The Washington Center, you not only get a great work and learning experience, you also get great life experience. TWC guarantees housing for all interns who submit their Community Profile by the specified date below. All students should expect to be placed within the Residential and Academic Facility (RAF) at NoMa. Students who choose TWC housing will live in a shared apartment unit, which is located near Capitol Hill and Union Station. Units are two bedroom, two bathroom apartments that house four people. All apartments are furnished with utilities, basic cable, and wireless internet.

Want more information? Have questions? Interested in applying?

Set up an advising appointment with this program's advisor or contact CGE at or 609-771-2596.


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