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ONU and The Washington Center

Ohio Northern has had a strong relationship with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) for nearly two decades. ONU faculty have served on the National Liaison Advisory Board for a number of years. Under the leadership of its current president, Michael Smith, BA ’68, an ONU history alumnus, TWC has witnessed exponential growth. This is especially true in regard to TWC’s procurement of outside funding. TWC received three separate $1 million gifts in 2007. This helped the Center establish a new headquarters as well as build a new residential facility to house its future interns. More than 20 ONU students have attended the Democratic and Republican National Convention programs in the past two election cycles.   

Students from virtually any major are able to participate in TWC programming. For instance, more than 15 majors and three colleges (A&S, Pharmacy, and Business Administration) from ONU have had participants in TWC programming. Our students have enjoyed high-profile placements and real-world experience that have helped them in their post-graduate lives. 

For more information contact Dr. Robert Alexander

List of majors that have participated (last five years):        

Partial list of ONU internships:                            
Broadcast Journalism Federal Trade Commission, Legal Affairs
Communications U.S. Marshals Service
Criminal Justice Department of Defense
Environmental Studies Department of Interior, Office of Civil Rights
History Environmental Protection Agency
International Studies U.S. Coast Guard
Journalism U.S. Department of Justice, Interpol
Management VA Hospital
Mathematics Internal Revenue Service
Political Science U.S. Capitol Police
Pharmacy State Department
Physics Embassy of Mexico
Public Relations Public Affairs Council
Statistics U.S. Capitol Historical Society
Writing Office of Senator George Voinovich
Public Defender Service, District of Columbia

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