Internship & Academic Seminar Program

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an educational non-profit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the U.S. and other countries by providing students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit. The experience helps students turn theory into practice, ambition into purpose, and potential into achievement during their time with TWC.

Program Structure:
This program is 15 weeks long during which selected participants work on four areas: (a) Internship (b) Academic Course (c) The Leadership Forum (d) Student Portfolio. Details of each of this component is given below.

a) Internship
- Work for 32 to 36 hours a week (4 to 4.5 days per week) in a private company, government agency, non-profit or nongovernmental organization that fits your interests and the skills you want to learn

- Have real responsibilities; work features at least 80% substantive, non-clerical work. Examples of type of work that you might do include: conducting scientific research, evaluating capital markets, advocating policy positions, hosting international visitors, writing press releases, building economic models, developing marketing strategies, organizing conferences, developing websites and databases, presenting the results of research, etc.

- Most internships are not paid

- The internship will be accepted towards the ELP requirement for the BBA program from IBA and 6 weeks internship requirement for other undergraduate programs from IBA

b) Academic Course
- Complete at least one academic course that meets one night per week for three hours. IBA will accept the credits of the course towards your degree (if the course is relevant). In exceptional cases, a student may be allowed to take upto two academic courses

- TWC’s faculty includes adjunct professors from local universities in the Washington, D.C. area including Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University among others

The program has a LEAD Colloquium, which may also be counted towards an elective course's credit subject to approval

c) The Leadership Forum
- Participate in a series of special events, lectures, panels, tours and other learning opportunities and interact with experts and leaders from the private, public and non-profit sectors

- Complete a civic engagement project designed to help you take advantage of the resources in Washington D.C., and create ways to affect change in an area you’re concerned about

d) Student Portfolio
Produce a compilation of documents that chronicles and summarizes the learning experience during your time with TWC

Program Dates:




Internship Begins

Internship Ends


Fall Semester 2015

August 26, 2015

August 27, 2015

August 31, 2015

December 11, 2015

December 12, 2015

To be eligible, students must:
• Be enrolled in undergraduate program at IBA and have initiated studies of at least third year of the degree program in Fall 2014
• Has a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Have the approval of their campus liaison

Program Costs and Financial Assistance:
The Washington Center charges a program fee as well as a housing fee. Program and housing fees are listed separately in the chart below, as students are not required to stay in The Washington Center’s housing.


Application Fee

Program Fee

Housing Fee

Spring Semester 2015




Partial financial assistance may be provided to deserving merit students.

Application Procedure:
Complete the google form on the above mentioned link by 9am on Monday, May 25, 2015
Please make sure that financial contribution and parents’ consent towards the program has been sought before e-mailing the undersigned.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed (personally and on phone)

• Selected and nominated candidates will fill in the program application form and submit the supporting requirements for the program

• TWC will conduct a telephonic interview and make final selection