Come learn about the Washington Center Internship Program. Two info sessions are available on Tuesday, Sept. 24: 1:30-2:30 p.m. in DSC Room D, or 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in University Commons classroom.
A college experience is not just about spending semesters learning in the classroom. The Washington Center (TWC) believes that Experience Transforms and by spending a fall or spring semester in Washington, D.C. students can gain valuable experience in an internship matched to their interests, network with professionals in their intended field, and live in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.
TWC has relationships with over 600 organizations in DC–something for everyone, regardless of your major. UA Little Rock students who have participated in this program have been mass comm majors, biology majors, engineering majors, history majors, computer science majors–everything. A student who went last summer said “The internship has been fantastic: I spend most days at Archives 1, several blocks from the Capitol building, and I’ve visited A2 in College Park, the Library of Congress, and several other museums as well. Through the TWC program we’re asked to organize 3 informational interviews with individuals in our prospective field, and I’ve had the incredible opportunity to speak with and be taken on lab visits by Elmer Eusman, head of the Conservation Division at the Library of Congress, and Katie Wagner, Senior Paper Conservator at the Smithsonian Institute Libraries.”
TWC partners with University of Arkansas Little Rock to offer semester internships, often for credit, through TWC’s Academic Internship Program in Washington, D.C. Now is the perfect time to starting thinking about how to launch a career that students love.
Frequently Asked Questions
What majors are allowed to intern? Students of all majors are welcome.
What class years are permitted to participate? Students must be at least a sophomore.
Are scholarships available? TWC offers Arkansas state residents a scholarship and private scholarships are also available to make this opportunity possible.
What is the deadline to apply? The Spring early deadline is Wednesday, October 9. If spring is too soon, the application deadline for Summer 2020 internships is March 13.
Internship interests that require a background check, e.g.: criminal justice, should apply early!
Dr. Barbara L’eplattenier, is TWC liaison at University of Arkansas Little Rock and is happy to answer any questions. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org