Career Corner

The Washington Center calls on aspiring summer and fall interns

Written for The Argo by Taylor Lee

The Washington Center hosted a Zoom meeting with Stockton faculty on Thursday, February 3 to discuss the internship placement process for aspiring summer and fall Stockton University student interns. 

Stockton’s Political Science professor Dr. Michael Rodriguez spoke alongside alumni in the presentation “Launch a Career You’ll Love”, covering the three-part internship that includes a career readiness program and an academic course. Dr. Rodriguez walked students through the TWC internship to paint a clear picture of the experience. 

“Accepted students will work with an advisor from The Washington Center to pick internships within their area of interest”, said Rodriguez. 

Dr. Rodriguez, the coordinator of housing and financial aid, mentioned the internship provides a full 16 credits towards a Stockton degree. He made clear the wide variety of internships that TWC provides for prospective interns. 

“Students will work with an advisor to place internship credits into their respective graduation requirements”, said Rodriguez. 

TWC representative Janika Berridge iterated the program’s inclusivity as it offers internships for all areas of interest including finance, business, communications, computer science, criminal justice, environmental studies, political science, psychology, and more. 

Application deadlines for the summer interns are March 16 and May 4 for fall interns.

 “Early applications receive an additional $1000 off of tuition”, said Rodriguez. In order to be considered for an internship, “a GPA of at least a 2.75 is required in order to be accepted”, he stated. 

“Stockton is the only school that provides an additional $2,500 off of tuition for The Washington Center expenses”, according to Rodriguez, “Stockton provides student interns with an $800 stipend for food, transportation, and supplies.”

Dan Burman, an alum of Stockton University and current WENY-TV News Anchor, reflected on his Washington Center internship journey and how it led to his current full-time career.

“Your network is the most important thing to take away from this experience,” WENY-TV News anchor Burman added.

The Washington Center is the largest and most established student internship program in Washington, D.C. Since our founding, they helped more than 60,000 young people translate their college majors into career paths. TWC uses scale and expertise to customize each student’s experience to be truly transformative.