Washington, D.C.

About the Washington, D.C. Program

Emerson College has affiliated with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, an independent, nonprofit educational organization located six blocks north of the White House.

The Washington Center (TWC) serves more than 400 colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in the nation's capital city for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, with more than 70 full-time staff, The Washington Center has more than 50,000 alumni who are leaders in numerous professions and nations around the world.

The program is open to juniors and seniors of any major. Students from majors outside of Communication Studies may want to meet with Dr. Richard West before meeting with their own department chairs. 

All rules concerning internships apply to this program, including the minimum required grade point average of 2.7 and junior standing.
 The Washington, D.C. Program is limited to 20 students and is not open to non-Emerson students.

  • Students may count up to 8 credits of internship toward the major requirements.
  • Only juniors and seniors with a current 2.7 GPA are eligible.
  • No more than 8 credits of internship and no more than 12 credits of internship, directed project, and directed study may be applied to the total graduation requirements.
The Mall

Washington, D.C.




Students will live and attend class at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminar’s new Residential and Academic Facility, located at 1005 3rd Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002.