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Applying to the Program

Traditional undergraduate Queens students in any major with a G.P.A. of  3.25  as rising Juniors or as Juniors/Seniors may apply.   The Washington Center internship programs are geared towards traditional-aged students between the ages of 19 and approximately 23. 

Before applying directly to The Washington Center, you MUST apply through Queens and be selected to apply to The Washington Center-Queens program. If you are considering applying to the program, first schedule an appointment with Jennifer Hull, Assistant Director of the Internship & Career Programs office, to discuss this exciting opportunity and the application process. 

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You may apply online before the following deadlines*: 

Term Queens Application TWC Priority Deadline TWC Regular Deadline
Spring 2016 10/2/2015 10/14/2015 11/15/2015
Summer 2016 2/5/2016 2/17/2016 3/16/2016
Fall 2016 4/22/2016 5/4/2016 6/8/2016

 *Dates are subject to change.  Please check The Washington Center's site for updates. To apply for The Washington Center scholarships, the application must be submitted by the Priority Deadline. 

Application Includes:

The Washington Center - Queens Program Application Process

The Queens University Application Process is exactly the same as The Washington Center application. However, you must meet with Jennifer Hull prior to beginning your application. Below are the requirements for the application. You must submit these to Queens first before applying to The Washington Center. The Internship & Career Programs office has to approve you prior to applying directly to The Washington Center. 

Resume: Include a one-page resume that outlines your educational background, honors or recognitions, work experience, activities, special skills, etc. Please be sure to include any computer-related expertise or foreign language skills, as well as prior internships and community service activities. 

Statement of Professional Interest: In approximately 100 words, broadly describe your internship interests, future career goals, skills you're hoping to gain, and ways in which you will contribute to your placement site. Please do not specify the name(s) of any particular organization in this statement. However, you will want to communicate why you are interested in this program. 

Issues Essay: Please compose an essay of approximately 500 words to be used as a writing sample. This component of the application provides you with an opportunity to reflect on a key issue related to your professional field of interest and demonstrate your written communication skills to TWC and prospective internship site supervisors. 

Transcript: You should make arrangements to have an official transcript sent to The Washington Center. Our address is The Washington Center, ATTN: Enrollment Services, 1333 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.

Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required. One of these letters must be from a faculty member, while the other may be from a professional supervisor. Neither letter should come from a family member or friend, and we suggest that you do not request letters from high school teachers. Letters are submitted online directly by the recommenders. (For Queens application process, we will need a copy of the recommendation. Then the recommender can upload his/her recommendation directly to TWC's site once you have been approved by Queens.)

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