The Washington Center

Women's Studies is proud to partner with The Washington Center program at UNH

UNH undergraduate students have the opportunity to spend a semester or summer in Washington, D.C., interning full time for an office or agency, through The Washington Center (TWC). UNH has partnered with TWC for more than 40 years to provide substantive internships for academic credit, in all disciplines. Students also take part in a rigorous 4-credit academic course and a weekly full-day professional development seminar.

For more information and application details, please visit the following links:

Credits

  • Students remain enrolled at, and receive academic credit from, UNH.
  • Credit is awarded based on an evaluation performed by The Washington Center staff, the internship site supervisor, TWC faculty, UNH campus liaison, and UNH faculty sponsor.
  •  Fall or spring semester provide a total of 16 credits (12 for the internship/seminar, 4 for the evening class). Summer session, which is just 10 weeks long, is 12 credits (8 for the internship/seminar and 4 for the evening class). For a great comparison of summer to the academic year experience, visit this page.

How will my credits be applied to my Women's Studies or Social Justice Leadership degree?

1st Majors

  • Apply all 12 or 16 credits to the major.
  • Credits will be dispersed between the cross-counted elective requirement for the major.
    • Students can petition to have up to 8 credits count toward a 600 or above cross-counted electives.
    • In the case of a student who has earned all of their cross-counted elective credits, students can petition to have up to 8 credits count toward WS-designated electives.
  • Up to 8 Credits can be counted between both your major and minor.

2nd Majors

  • Apply all 12 or 16 credits to the major.
  • Credits will be dispersed between the cross-counted elective requirements for the major.
    • Students can petition to have up to 8 credits count toward a 600 or above cross-counted electives.
    • In the case of a student who has earned all of their cross-counted elective credits, a students can petition to have up to 8 credits count toward WS designated electives.
  • Up to 8 Credits can be counted between both your major and minor.

Women's Studies Minor

  • Apply 12 credits to your minor.
  • Up to 8 Credits can be counted between both your major and minor.

Social Justice Leadership Minor

  • Apply 8 credits to your minor.
  • Up to 8 Credits can be counted between both your major and minor.

Study Away USA

Please schedule an appointment with the UNH Liaison on Wildcat Advising >> Study Away USA >> The Washington Center.

You are also encouraged to speak to your Women’s Studies and/or Social Justice Leadership adviser to discuss the best semester to study away, and how the credits will apply to your program.

UNH TWC eligibility requirements