A representative from The Washington Center (TWC), a nonprofit organization that offers internships and academic seminars to college students, will be visiting Shippensburg University Feb. 28.
TWC offers semester-long internships in Washington, D.C., as well as a combined internship and study-abroad program in London, England.
Students who have taken part in these internships come from more than 1,000 colleges and universities around the world.
Some of the internship programs include international affairs, media and communications, criminal justice and science and technology, among several others.
Internships are important for college students because they provide work in the “real world” and prepare students for what is ahead after school.
They allow students to take what they have learned in college courses and integrate the knowledge in the actual business world.
A recent survey said 98 percent of its interns said the program significantly strengthened their career prospects, according to TWC.
The representative from TWC will be holding an information center on Feb. 28 in Dauphin Humanities Center room 204 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. There will also be an informational table in Reisner Dining Hall from 11:30-12:30 p.m.
For additional information, contact Susan Rimby at email@example.com, or visit TWC’s website, www.twc.edu, where you may also apply online for an internship.