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 60,000 alumni, leaders in numerous professions and nations around the world.
“My TWC experience changed my personal and professional goals completely. I knew I wanted to work in politics but through the program and my internship, I realize that I want to work in public policy, focusing on immigration and social justice. Through my internship, I had the opportunity to work directly with immigration services and this direct exposure to this population has impacted my career trajectory.”
- Luvron Brice (’21)
Political Science & History major
Interned with Mil Mujeres, Fall 2020
During TWC’s Academic Internship Program (semester or summer), students will engage in three main program components:
1. Internship: TWC partners with hundreds of different internship sites in D.C. and works with students one-on-one to place them in an internship. Once students begin their internship, they’ll be working on projects related to their interests with a supervisor who cares about their growth and success.
2. Academic Course: One night a week, students will take part in one of TWC’s courses. They’ll be able to choose a course based on their interests and gain access to faculty members who not only work as professors, but often as professionals in their field.
3. Career Prep: This programming is a mix of professional development workshops, career exploration sessions, networking events and one-on-one career advising designed to help students make the most of their internship experience and gain the tools and insights they’ll need to launch their career.
All Westfield State University majors are eligible to apply to the Academic Internship Program. More than 400 undergraduates have taken advantage of these this exciting opportunity. Scholarships and financial assistance is are available for eligible program participants.
“I am grateful for the opportunity given to me by my university scholarship. Through the TWC program, I have gained professional skills that will carry me into my future career.”
-Angelina Jeremiah (’22)
Interned with Brem Foundation, Fall 2020
Massachusetts applicants attending four-year public institutions in Massachusetts may be eligible for state-based financial assistance.
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.
Westfield State University students have interned with the following organizations:
U.S. Department of State
Environmental Science/Regional Planning