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The Washington Center

Westfield State University  enjoys an affiliation with The Washington Center, a partnership that provides exciting internship opportunities in Washington D.C.

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) is a vital nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the U.S. and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit. The largest such program, TWC has over 33,000 alumni, leaders in numerous professions and nations around the world.

All Westfield State University majors are eligible to apply for these exciting opportunities.  More than 400 undergraduates have taken advantage of these exciting opportunities.  Scholarships and financial assistance is available for those interested in this experiential opportunity.

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Read about the experiences of two recent interns, John and Patrick Bartel from our History Department!

Highlights

  • All academic majors are eligible for consideration
  • Fall, Spring and Summer Internships
  • Significant financial assistance available ($5000 scholarships for Massachusetts residents with a 3.0 overall gpa.) * pending funding
  • High quality housing included with internship
  • Credit is awarded through Westfield State University
  • Internships include federal government, a wide range of nonprofit and for profit agencies

Contact the Westfield State University Campus liaison, Maureen McCartney, for information specific to Westfield State University.

Financial Assistance

Massachusetts applicants attending four-year public institutions in Massachusetts may be eligible for state-based financial assistance.

Award amounts for all terms in 2017-2018 (tentative)

  • Spring semester: $5,000
  • Summer term: $5,000
  • Fall semester: $5,000

Eligibility

Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must be residents of Massachusetts. In the spring and fall semesters, $1300 of this financial assistance is contingent upon the student's staying in TWC housing and will be applied to the student's housing bill. Also in the fall and spring semesters, eligible students' tuition and fees are waived on the home campus.

POTENTIAL PLACEMENTS

Westfield State University students have interned with the following organizations:

Criminal Justice

  • Department of Justice INTERPOL
  • U. S. Marshal Service
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Homeland Security
  • The State Department
  • U.S. Attorneys Office
  • Department of Justice - Civil Rights
  • Fight Crime Invest in Kids
  • Montgomery County Public Defender Service
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • DC Public Defender Service
  • Alexandria VA Adult Probation and Parole
  • Office of the Corporation Counsel - Juvenile Division
  • Offender Aid and Restoration
  • The Law Office of Joanne Slaight
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Potomac Advocates
  • Prince William County Police Department
  • Attorney General for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Montgomery County Public Defenders
  • Office of Corporation Council
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Media and Congressional Relations
  • Congressional Offices
  • National Women's Political Caucus
  • Potomac Advocates
  • Dept. of Homeland Security - Office of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Global Justice
  • Advanced Network Strategies
  • Children's Rights Council
  • Baldwin, Molino & Escoto
  • U.S. Department of State

Environmental Science/Regional Planning

  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Dept. of Defense/National Resources
  • Department of the Interior/Office of Surface Mining

Business/Economics

  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Citi Bank

Mathematics

  • U. S. Treasury
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Department of Veterans Affairs - Actuarial Department

Psychology

  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • HeadStart National Headquarters
  • Martha's Table

Liberal Studies

  • U. S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • American Forum
  • North American Association for Environmental Education
  • AFL-CIO

History

  • Naval Historical Museum

Communications

  • Tricom Associates
  • Double R Productions
  • Global Advertising 1st
  • Dershowitz Group

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