The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) offers qualified UMass Lowell students the opportunity to work in any one of dozens of fields in private, public, and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C. TWC's academic internship program is for students of all majors, including not only the social sciences and humanities, but also engineering, science, math, the fine arts, and health professions. Successful completion of a fall or spring semester internship will earn 12 academic credits; successful completion of a summer internship will earn 9 academic credits.
Massachusetts resident students with a 3.0 or above GPA may be eligible for a special grant that covers approximately half of TWC's cost. TWC program fees cover housing and support services during your stay in D.C. More information about this grant is available from the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance.
UMass Lowell has worked with TWC for over 10 years and has sent dozens of students to D.C. to participate in its various internship and seminar programs. Founded in 1975 as a nonprofit, independent, experiential education organization, TWC has more than 27,000 alumni worldwide. It has educational partnerships with approximately 850 colleges and universities nationwide and throughout the world, and works with more than 3,000 public, private, and nonprofit organizations in the nation’s capital.
The Prospective Students section of The Washington Center website provides information on the type and variety of internships available.