Washington, DC provided the perfect location for this type of program as it offered opportunities unavailable elsewhere. Not surprisingly, as the center of US government, it provided countless options for those interested in politics or national and international governmental affairs. Washington, DC, is also home to thousands of businesses, nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups, media outlets, and professional organizations.
Each term, a group of High Point University students participated in an intensive program at The Washington Center (TWC). While there, students were immersed in a nearly full-time (32-36 hour per week) internship relevant to their field of study, completed an evening academic course, and participated in career readiness programming.
Opportunities were available for those interested in the arts and humanities, education, media and communications, physical and mental health, international relations, business and trade, legal affairs and criminal justice, science, and the environment.
High Point University selected The Washington Center as its affiliate in Washington, DC because of the exceptional quality of its academic programs and TWC’s extensive history of successful internship placements.
Founded in 1975, The Washington Center is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students with opportunities to work and learn in Washington, DC for academic credit.
TWC mission is to build future leaders and the program strives to instill in all participants the need to be well-informed, public-spirited, and socially engaged individuals. The largest program of its kind, TWC has more than 60,000 alumni from around the world, many of whom are in leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.