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Intern in Washington, earn BSU credit!

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Wednesday, 19 February 2014 4:00 PM
If you're looking for the chance to gain practical experience in your major, you may want to consider an internship with The Washington Center (TWC).

On Thursday, Feb. 27, TWC representative Tara Lavelle will give an hour-long presentation about this wonderful opportunity. Her presentation will begin at 5 pm in room117 of the Honors College (caddy-corner to Emens Auditorium on Riverside).

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars gives undergraduates and recent graduates in any major the chance to intern and earn academic credit in Washington. Internships and courses are offered year-round in these areas:
  • Advocacy, Service and Arts
  • Business and Global Trade
  • International Affairs
  • Law and Criminal Justice
  • Media and Communications
  • Political Leadership
  • Science, Technology and Society

TWC participants have interned at hundreds of prestigious agencies and organizations, from the White House to CNN to Amnesty International.

Fall- and spring-semester interns typically earn 12-15 hours of Ball State credit, and summer interns typically earn 6-9 hours of credit. Recent graduates (who participate in a special TWC postgraduate program) receive no credit.

In most cases, applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.75.

If you can't make it to this session, Tara will be scheduling one-on-one appointments with interested students. Please send Barb Stedman ( your hours of availability for Feb. 27, and she'll pass them on to Tara.

To learn more about applying for The Washington Center as a BSU student, visit