The Washington Center

Villanova University has established a longstanding relationship with the Washington Center Program (TWC).  This excellent educational opportunity provides students with strong experiences and knowledge through living, interning, and networking in DC.  The Washington Center connects students from around the globe with world-class internships in the nation’s capital, as well as providing engaging seminars from professionals and academics in the field. Upon completion of the internship, Villanova students receive fifteen (15) credits (three or six of which may fulfill major requirements, while the remaining credits are applied to the Liberal Arts free elective). All majors may take partake in TWC and enrich their Villanova experience. For more information, visit:


Students participating during the fall or spring semester simply pay their Villanova tuition for participation during these terms, which covers the cost of their course credits and housing.  Please note that the cost of living, transportation, and enjoying many of Washington's attractions may cost more than a semester on-campus at Villanova.

State Scholarships

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania provides assistance to qualifying students attending The Washington Center.

Anticipated award amounts for 2014:

  • Spring semester: $2,750
  • Summer term: $2,750
  • Fall semester: $2,750

Eligibility & Rules: Students must be state residents and attend public or private four-year colleges and universities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For those attending public institutions, $1,000 of the award is contingent upon staying in The Washington Center's housing and will be applied to the housing invoice.

For more information: State Scholarships.

Summer Semester

For students interested in the Washington Center Program during the summer semester, students are expected to pay the fees for the TWC program, in addition to the Villanova credit that they would like to earn.  Students during the summer semester can earn up to nine credits.  For 2014, summer fees for TWC will be approximately $5,995 (program) and $4,200 (housing) for a total of $10,195, not including Villanova course credit.

Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2014
Priority Deadline: May 7, 2014
Regular Deadlines: June 11, 2014

To be eligible, students must:

• Sophomore status or above during the term of their internship
• Overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
• Students must meet with Director of the Internship Program
• Students must complete TWC application as well as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences internship application.

For more information about Villanova’s partnership with The Washington Center, please contact Charlotte Holmes in the Office for Undergraduate Students at

Past Villanova TWC Internship Placements

US Attorney's Office for DC (USAO)
Talk Radio News Service
Council on Hemispheric Affairs
US Chamber of Commerce
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Corporation for National and Community Service
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Tribune Broadcasting
Close Up Foundation
Corporate Council on Africa
Tricom Associates
Voice of America
Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)
Crosby Volmer Intl Communications
Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
American Iron and Steel Institute
Children's Rights Council
Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP
Department of Internal Revenue Service
Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Total Intelligence Solutions, LLC (Terrorism Research Center)

Office of Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz (D-PA)
Environmental Protection Agency (DC)
mCapitol Management
Chwat & Co.
Potomac Advocates
mCapitol Management
Merrill Lynch
Washington Strategic Consulting
Swanson Communications
Financial Services Roundtable
Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP
Protection Project
Peace Corps
The Can Kicks Back
The Nation Association of Federally Impacted Schools
Rock the Vote
CG/LA Infrastructure, LLC
The Abraham Group TAG
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

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“My internship was both challenging and rewarding. The single most valuable thing I learned in my internship is that I am passionate about news media and the broadcast industry. I truly felt as though I could be helpful to the team and contribute, but still had room to learn and grow wherever possible.”
-Alexandra (Lexi) Nahl, ‘17

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