Internships at The Washington Center (TWC) are offered in the following program areas:

  • Advocacy, Service, and Arts
  • Business and Global Trade
  • International Affairs
  • Law and Criminal Justice
  • Media and Communications
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Science, Technology, and Society

Ball State students have completed internships in a wide range of agencies and organizations, including the Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Interior, Democratic National Committee headquarters, Library of Congress, Double R Productions, Very Special Arts, and prestigious law firms.

Other Activities and Programming

In addition to the internship, participants take a class one night a week. At least 30 courses are offered by TWC each term, covering a wide range of topics and taught by faculty from a Washington university or professionals in relevant fields.

Students also participate in the Leadership Forum, which allows them to hear distinguished speakers (often national or even global leaders), experience activities in Washington related to their program and field of study, carry out a civic engagement project, participate in a global citizenship activity, and meet with a member of Congress.

Each participant creates a portfolio that documents, analyzes, and reflects upon the internship experience. The portfolio is sent to the campus liaison at the end of the internship.