The Washington Center (TWC)

Washington Center courses

Through a formal partnership with TWC, Central students may participate in internships in the nation’s capital. Art students may work at the National Gallery, biology students at the National Institutes of Health, language students at  the state department or foreign embassy – there are opportunities for every major. Costs are comparable to study on Central’s campus, and both semester and summer programs are available. Participation is limited to selected upper- level students with a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0. Students may receive either a grade for seminar participation, as well as pass-no credit designation for the internship through the program. Interested students must obtain application information from Jessica Klyn de Novelo, Associate Dean, Career Development and Civic Engagement, rather than applying directly to TWC.


During the semester in Washington, D.C., students can receive 15 academic credits by enrolling in GENR 389D Washington Center Seminar (3) and POLS 397D Washington Center Internship (12). For the summer, students receive 11 credits, 3 for the seminar and 8 for the internship. For additional information, please go to: