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The Washington Center (TWC)

POS 4910/POS 4941

Fall, Spring and Summer Terms 12 credits


The USF Semester in Washington provides students with the opportunity to enjoy a semester of experiential and classroom learning in Washington, D.C. The program is conducted in partnership with The Washington Center for Internships and Seminars (TWC), which has provided over 30,000 students with comprehensive, participatory learning experiences in its 30-year history. Working together, USF and TWC provide a richly rewarding, internship-based experience that gives students the opportunity to explore a wide variety of career paths while being immersed in the intellectual and cultural diversity of our nation’s capital.

TWC provides internship site placement and supervision services, academic programming, and excellent quality housing in fully furnished and equipped high-rise apartment buildings near the Washington, D.C. Metro in nearby suburban Virginia and Maryland. Suitable internship sites can be provided for any major within the USF curriculum.

USF undergraduates earn 9 credits by interning 4 ½ days a week during the fall or spring term (6 credits in the summer).  They earn 3 additional credits by taking one of the many academic courses offered by TWC.The student registers directly through USF and pays USF tuition.

Since these are USF credits, most student financial aid applies. In addition students will receive the Florida State Scholarship to help defray the program and housing fees of TWC.

For more information on The Washington Center visit their website: For information on the application process, USF credits, the Florida State Scholarship, etc. contact the USF Liaison:

Dr. Joan Pynes
(813) 974-1384