The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
1333 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036-2205
UNB has a partnership with the Washington Center for Internship & Academic Seminars in Washington DC.
The center provides internship for 10 weeks over the summer, or for 15 week during the regular terms. The internships are located in the US capital city, and the experience will not only provide valuable hands-on learning, but ALSO academic credits towards UNB degrees.
Students of all disciplines can attend, as internship positions are available in the following areas:
Students may intern at such prestigious agencies such as the Canadian or Mexican Embassies, Merrill Lynch, Amnesty International, Inter-American Development Bank or one of the hundreds of other non-governmental organizations or businesses located in Washington.
The Center places students in internships according to their interests, knowledge and skills, and provide support with the placements process.
For full details on programme costs, see http://www.twc.edu/program-fees
Interns are usually housed in the Washington Center's own residence building.
|External Funding Available:||Yes|
Previous UNB Saint John students have received 6 upper level Social Sciences credits for the internship.
The academic course will be assessed by an academic advisor.
The courses can be viewed here: http://www.twc.edu/sites/default/files/assets/Fall_2014_Course_Guide_International_Liaisons.pdf
|Available Subjects:||business and entrepreneurship , environmental studies , economics , international development studies , law , media and film , political science , sociology , leadership|
|Visa Requirements:||The Washington Center applies for a J-1 visa for student interns. The cost of the visa is included in the program fee for the internship.|
The NB Provincial government provides a $4,000 scholarship to eligible and selected NB resident students. UNB provides a additional $1,500 towards the program cost. These scholarships are not available for the post-graduate internship programme. To apply for the NB funding, complete the application form and send it to your campus Student Abroad Coordinator by December 1, 2014.
The Washington Center also provides scholarships to eligible students: http://www.twc.edu/Internships/Washington%2C%20D.C.%20Program/Program%20Costs%20%2526%20Scholarships/scholarships-international-student