Interested in politics or government? Want to know what really happens behind the scenes?
Through FSC’s affiliation with the prestigious Washington Center, you’ll be able to get an up-close and in-person look at institutions like the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Defense, and the Department of the Treasury.
Florida Southern College is the only private institution of higher education in the state of Florida to affiliate with The Washington Center. This distinguished affiliation will enable you to experience the rich intellectual, scientific, business, governmental and cultural opportunities in and around our Nation’s Capital – experiences available only through living, studying, and working in the Greater Washington area.
Internships in other cities around the world are also available.
Founded in 1975 by William and Sheila Burke, TWC provides challenging opportunities to work and learn from real world experiences. The Washington Center offers two programs:
Maintaining ties with more than 1,000 internship sites in the governmental, international, business and nonprofit sectors, the TWC can tailor an internship to your academic and professional interests and needs. Not only will you gain valuable work experience to add to your résumé, it is an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of your industry from those who’ve been navigating it their entire career, and are eager to help you kick start your professional life.
Want to take an in-depth look into public policy and media, international affairs, or electoral politics? The TWC also offers the opportunity to hone your point of view through a series of academic seminars. Lasting between a few days to two weeks, these sessions provide opportunity to engage, question, and learn from leading voices while also gaining insider’s access to embassies, Capitol Hill, and media or nongovernmental organizations.
Whatever option you choose, you will come back to campus with a deeper understanding of politics, economics, and social justice in a national and global context.