The Washington Center

The Washington Center is an independent non-profit organisation that offers internships and academic seminars to students from Flemish higher education institutions. Every academic year, there are 12 scholarships available to students from Flemish higher education institutions who want to do an internship for one semester at an international organisation or company in Washington, D.C.

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Candidate profile

Only students from the following areas of study may apply for the scholarship:

  • business and management;
  • criminology;
  • international relations;
  • law;
  • media and communication;
  • political sciences;
  • social sciences;
  • world trade.

Destination

Washington, D.C.

Scholarship amount

At the time of launching the call (December 2023), the exact amount of the mobility grant has not yet been finalized. Once this information is available, the call will be updated.

Students from the underrepresented groups receive an additional grant of € 3,000 on top of the mobility grant.

Duration

The duration of the mobility is one semester.

Application and selection procedure

Step 1: Apply through the coordinator at your higher education institution’s international office.

Step 2: Your higher education institution will pre-select the candidates.

Step 3: Your higher education institution will submit your application to the Flemish Higher Education Council (VLUHR).

Step 4: A qualified board of jury members will perform an external selection based on:

  • motivation letter;
  • transcript of records;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • profile.