The Service Learning Institute is partnering with The Washington Center Internship Program. Founded by the late William M. Burke who believed that all young people inherently possess the ability to lead.  The Washington Center cultivates and transforms the younger generation into civically minded citizens. CSU Monterey Bay has $20,000 in scholarship monies available for the Summer 2014 or Fall 2014 program.

If interested, come to the next Information sessions:
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Thursday, March 6th
3:30 - 5:00pm

Wednesday, March 12th
12:30 - 2:00pm

Service Learning Institute/Pacific Hall 44
Contact: Seth Pollack, 831-582-3914

Components of the Academic Program & Internship

The Washington Center maintains ties with more than 1,000 internship sites in the governmental, international, business and nonprofit sectors. With help from TWC’s professional staff, students choose a substantive, supervised internship tailored to their academic and professional interests and needs.

Academic Coursework

Between 35 and 50 academic courses are offered every semester, in a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary areas. Students choose one course which they take for three hours, one evening a week. Faculty are highly qualified academics and are often also practitioners in their field. A full course guide with faculty biographies is available on request.

Leadership Forum

Students’ internships and academic study are enriched with some remarkable programming not possible for programs of a smaller scale. At the Alan K. Simpson - Norman Y. Mineta Leaders Series students hear from and question members of the cabinet, ambassadors, leading journalists and CEOs. The Public Policy Dialogues on Capitol Hill program enables students to meet in smaller groups with Members of Congress or their staffs. All students carry out a civic engagement project in an area of personal or professional concern. To document, analyze and reflect on the internship experience, students also complete an academic portfolio.

Credits Offered

Summer Program
(10 weeks)
Fall/Spring Programs
(16 weeks)

Internship SL 396 -4 credits SL 395 -6 credits
Academic Course Choice of over 30 courses: 3-4 credits Choice of over 30 courses:
3-4 credits
Leadership Forum SL 305 4 credits SL 306 -4 credits
TOTAL Credits Offered 11-12 credits 12-13 credits


Summer Program
(10 weeks)
Fall/Spring Programs
(16 weeks)

Application Fee $60 $60
Program Fee $5,995 $7,500
Housing Fee $4,200 $5,150
Total Costs* $10,255 $12,770

*Scholarships are available.