Hyacinth, Melissa Rodriguz-Tavarez, Jecika Merzius and Izamar Plaza
Melissa Rodriguz-Tavarez, Hyacinth Miller, Jecika Merzius and Izamar Plaza at the Washington Center, Spring 2018

The Washington Center Internship Program (21:790:397)

The Department awards Washington Center Internship Program participants 15 credits for the spring and fall semesters and 12 credits for the summer semester.

Only six (6) credits of these credits may be applied to the Major with the approval of the internship director or department chair.

Join TWC for an evaluation of the political, media and cultural landscapes leading into the upcoming presidential election.

The 2020 general election promises to be momentous. Control of the executive and legislative branches of government will be contested in 2020 and primary season for presidential contenders will be less than a month away when Inside Washington kicks off. The quadrennial election of a president is a rare occurrence during your college career. This is your chance to witness this moment in person.

This seminar brings you into the nation’s capital and up-close to the powerful politicos, reporters, and campaign strategists who share insights and expertise into how the presidential race will develop. Inside Washington is an extraordinary opportunity to build and expand your professional network as the presidential election cycle commences.

Inside Washington Seminar January 2020

Experience national politics up close at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. 

If you want to see how the magic happens for one of the grandest traditions of our country's election process, we'll take you behind the scenes of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

You'll interact with political insiders, attend exclusive events and engage in on-site fieldwork with media outlets, advocacy groups, host committees, state delegations and other organizations connected to the convention. The 2020 Presidential Election is already shaping up to be another significant time in our country's history. Don't miss your chance to be a part of it.

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Experience this historical event through the lens of the people who help shape it.  

Whether you're a history buff, a political junkie or just a concerned citizen, you have to admit - no matter who takes the oath office on January 20th, 2021, the Presidential Inauguration will be another extraordinary milestone in our country's history.

Be a part of that history by getting a behind-the-curtain look into this distinctly American approach to the peaceful transition of power. The Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar will give you access to important organizations throughout the city and opportunities to engage with media and political experts who have had a front row seat to the election cycle.

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