Internship Partners The Washington Center Internship Program combines real-world work experience with academic learning in a unique environment that fosters success and achievement. For one semester, students can work and earn college credits in their chosen academic field in the heart of the nation’s capitol, Washington, D.C. Internships can be arranged in government agencies or in private non-profit organizations and are available for all majors. HECUA (the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs) is a unique educational collaboration that engages students in exceptional learning opportunities. Students can choose a program that includes an internship in the U.S. or abroad for a semester, a month, or a summer. The focus of each program is social change in urban settings.