KWU Collaborates with The Washington Center
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Posted on July 23, 2013
Kansas Wesleyan University is pleased to be the newest affiliate with the highly respected Washington Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization located in Washington, D.C. The collaboration comes through the efforts of KWU Provost, Dr. Wayne Lowen. KWU becomes only the second school in Kansas to offer this program.
“This is a huge opportunity for our students,” Lowen said. “It will allow KWU students to not only earn a prestigious internship, but one that will give them an opportunity that is tailored to their interests and field of study, chosen from more than 1000 sites in the D.C. area.”
Our acceptance for affiliation is based on the academic strength and successes of the programs at KWU.
“These internships are for students who are driven and want to be challenged. The experience is a chance to be engaged on a level that is designed to help them grow as a student, person, and leader,” said Lowen. The Washington Center internship will be supervised by Professor John Burchill, Chair of the Division of Social Science.
The Washington Center, founded more than 36 years ago, provides students of all academic majors with semester long internships in Washington, D.C. They boast more than 45,000 alumni in the U.S. and abroad. Students are mentored and supervised by advisors with extensive experience and education. Some of the impressive internship sites include: U.S. Department of Treasury, The White House, Amnesty International, CNN, ABC News, Peace Corps, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The academic standards are rigorous for The Washington Center internships, including a 3.3 or higher GPA, and the recommendation and approval of a faculty sponsor. The challenging positions are hands-on opportunities designed to help the student flourish in his or her field.