ワシントンセンター(The Washington Center [TWC])

TWC History
1975The Washington Center is founded by William M. Burke and Sheila A. McRevey, with a staff of 4 and 51 students.1996The first International Program is created to Study the NAFTA agreement aimed at students from the U.S., Canada and Mexico.2004The Korean initiative is launched, with 41 students sponsored by the Korean Department of Labor.2005TWC moves to its new headquarters in 1333 16th Street, N.W.2006-2010TWC receives major gifts from The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Boeing Company, GE and the Ford Motor Company to provide financial aid for international students.
TWC Today
35 years of leadership140 professional staff, associate faculty and resident assistants1,500 interns plus several hundred seminar participants each yearMore than 2,000 internship sitesStudents have come from all 50 states and more than 45 countriesMore than 800 affiliated universities in the U.S. and around the worldMore than 40,000 alumniSupported by corporations, foundations, state legislatures, federal agencies, foreign countries, alumni and individual donors
New Residences
TWC new residential and academic complex:Houses 348 students and staff membersHas a 500 person auditorium9 classrooms equipped with state of the art audio visual equipment and teleconferencing abilityA computer lab, fully equipped fitness center, and a social area

TWC Residence


Program Components

Introduction to the course
This program provides participants interested in learning more about the financial role of the private, government, and nonprofit sectors in the U.S. and around the world an opportunity to work and interact with key players and experts in areas such as business environment, corporate responsibility and ethics, and the intersections of business and government. During the 15 weeks of the program, you will complete internships from Tuesday to Friday in organizations located in Washington D.C., attend weekly classes and participate in activities that The Washington Center will organize. You will also complete assignments, exams and simulations.

Start Here – Academic Internship Program Guide (twc.edu)
As the primary component of their experience, each student will be placed in an internship with an organization that fits their interests and the skills they possess and hope to learn. Students intern four days a week and The Washington Center guarantees the internship will feature 80% substantive work, thus ensuring each student receives meaningful on-the-job training by contributing significantly to their internship site.
Internship sites could include private companies, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and non-governmental organizations. Average hours are 32-36 for the internship component.
Academic Course
Student are required to complete an academic course. The course meets one night per week for 3 hours. TWC faculty includes adjunct professors from local universities including Georgetown University, George Washington University, and Johns Hopkins University, among others. Faculty members are practitioners with terminal degrees in their field.
Over the course of their 15-weeks in Washington, D.C. students are required to attend a series of events during which they will hear from and interact with experts and leaders from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. These events include large group sessions for TWC’s entire student body and program-oriented events that address specific topics and offer smaller, more intimate opportunities for students.
Civic Engagement Project
During the semester, students are required to complete a civic engagement project. This project can take many forms including individual volunteer efforts addressing a specific issue, working with others in a community to solve a problem, or interacting with institutions that advance social or political causes.
Students are required to produce a compilation of documents that chronicles and summarizes their learning experience. Assignments include a goal statement outlining what they hope to accomplish during the semester and other reflective assignments meant to help them think more deeply about what they are learning.

The Washington Center Fees

Application Fee
$100〜250 ※
Program Fee
will be paid by Tokai University
Housing Fee
Flight ticket
¥250,000~ (為替レートや燃油サーチャージによって変動します)

※Non-refundable Application Fee: Application fee includes processing and J-1 Visa FedEx Delivery

2023年Spring Program 応募方法






・Be at least 18 years old.

・Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or university.*

・Be a sophomore or above while participating in the program and have completed at least two semesters on campus by the start of our program.

・Maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

・Receive academic credit through your school’s agreement with TWC (or through TWC’s partner institution, Elon University, if your school is not affiliated).

・Have approval from your campus liaison, if you attend an affiliated school.

・Be fully vaccinated prior to your arrival to Washington, D.C. per our vaccination policy (if participating in person).




  • One-page Resumé: Outline your educational background and include experiences like volunteer opportunities, leadership roles on campus, honors and awards. See our resume guide and view sample resumes. 

Resume guide:https://resources.twc.edu/applying/tips-writing-effective-resume

  • Statement of Professional Interest: Write a summary (around 100 words) of what you’re seeking in an internship, the skills you’re hoping to develop and interests you’d like to explore. Please do not specify the name(s) of any particular organization in this statement, as it will be shared with potential internship sites. See our statement of professional interest guide.

Statement of professional interest guide: https://resources.twc.edu/applying/statement-professional-interest

  • Issues Essay or Writing Sample: Write an essay (around 500 words) on a key issue that is relevant to the field you are hoping to intern in or submit a writing sample (around 500 words) from a previous course or experience. See sample issues essays.

Sample issues essays: https://resources.twc.edu/applying/sample-issues-essays

  • Transcript: Upload your transcript directly into the application. An official transcript is preferred, but if your school does not provide digital versions of the official transcript, an unofficial transcript is acceptable.
  • Your TOEFL score(TOEFL iBT80またはIELTS6.5以上)
  • Copy of your valid passport ID page












Application Fee(125USD。東海大学での選考通過後TWCに支払う必要有り。TWC選考に落ちた場合でも払い戻しはされない)、宿舎費、ビザ申請費用、フライト代、保険代、その他費用については、自己負担。詳しくは上記「The Washington Center Fees」を参照。





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