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1 Washington, D.C. Internship Programs Fall 2012 Information Session Central Michigan University

2 Internships and Academic Seminars What is The Washington Center?

3  Gain experience employers value  Develop professional networks  Test-drive a future career  Build your resume  Get insight into your interests Why Intern? Why Washington D.C.? Internships and Academic Seminars

4 Washington Center Internships Internships and Academic Seminars  On site days per week  Tailored placement process  Positions with a wide range of organizations available  Substantive responsibilities  Support from TWC program advisor

5 Washington Center Leadership Forum Internships and Academic Seminars  Simpson-Mineta Leaders Series  Public Policy Dialogues on Capitol Hill  Programming in small groups (Political Leadership, Law and Criminal Justice, etc.)  Civic Engagement Project  Portfolio  Other activities…

6 Washington Center Academic Courses Internships and Academic Seminars  One evening per week for 3 hours  Choose from among up to 40 offerings  Range across many disciplines  Engaging faculty who are experts in their fields  Held at TWC facilities and selected other locations in Washington, D.C. area

7  Located in Washington, D.C., VA, and MD  Apartment-style  Convenient to the Metro  Fully-furnished  Shared with interns from around the world  Support from TWC student services staff Washington Center Housing Internships and Academic Seminars

8 Washington Center Student Services Internships and Academic Seminars  Career Boot-camp, Resume Blitz, etc.  R.A.-organized activities  Disability Services  Many other area events to attend!

9 Credit, Cost and Financial Assistance Internships and Academic Seminars  All participants are required to earn credit.  Each institution has different arrangements in place regarding amount and type of credit available.  Our aim is to make program as comparable as possible to staying on campus for the same period of time.  Over 75% of U.S. students receive scholarship assistance from TWC.  Check with your campus liaison and financial aid office to learn more!

10 Credit and Cost for Central Michigan University Internships and Academic Seminars  Credit (awarded by CMU)  Fall/Spring: 15  Summer: 12  PoliSci and affiliated majors only  Program Fees  Student pays TWC, CMU waives tuition  Guaranteed scholarship from TWC: $1,000  2 competitive scholarships from CMU each semester: ~$3,500

11 Eligibility Requirements and Application Internships and Academic Seminars ‣ 3.0 GPA minimum ‣ Junior/senior standing at CMU ‣ PoliSci/affiliated majors only ‣ Approved by campus liaison to receive credit for participation ‣ Components: form, resume, transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, statement of professional interest, writing sample, application fee or deposit Apply online! Spring 2013 Deadlines Competitive: Oct 12 Regular: Nov 16

12 Sample Placements – Central Michigan University Internships and Academic Seminars ‣ Students from Central have previously interned with : ‣ Environmental Protection Agency

13 Questions? | | | Dr. Joyce Baugh:


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