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Dear Student,

The Washington Center is welcoming applications for our Summer 2011 Competitive Government Program! Each summer, The Washington Center partners with federal agencies such as the Department of Defense, the Department of Treasury, the Environmental Protection Agency, and others to provide opportunities for students to gain internship experience while receiving significant financial assistance.

For most of our interns, this includes:
  • Free housing in Washington, D.C or another regional area
  • Travel stipend
  • Bi-weekly stipend
Internships last 10 weeks, furnished housing is guaranteed and supplemental academic and social programming is provided.

To be eligible for the Competitive Government Program, you must have U.S. citizenship; be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program with a GPA of 2.75 or above; obtain approval from your campus liaison (if attending through an affiliated institution); be available for a ten-week period beginning May 25, 2011 (summer term); and demonstrate experience and/or a strong interest in working for the federal government.

To apply, please click here and follow the instructions. When prompted, students should select option 2 for the Competitive Government Program. Be sure to identify whether or not you intend to earn academic credit from your home institution for participation, though this is not required to be considered for most positions within this program.

Students will be required to submit two letters of recommendation, a resume, official transcripts, and a 1-2 page essay explaining why they would like to intern for the federal government.

Please note that US citizenship is a strict requirement.

Submit your applications by April 1, 2011. Students are selected through a rolling admissions process and are encouraged to apply before the deadline. After April 1, applications will be considered on a space-available basis.

For more information on this program, please visit www.twc.edu/FedInternships.

Sincerely,

Joe Rollin
Program Coordinator, Institutional Relations
The Washington Center

Email: joseph.rollin@twc.edu
Phone: 202-238-7986 or 800-486-8921
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