The Washington Center Education Award

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About the Carsey School-TWC Alumni Education Award

UNH undergraduate students who have successfully completed an internship through The Washington Center (TWC) are eligible to receive a $5,000 Education Award to pursue a master’s degree at the Carsey School of Public Policy in: Community Development (MCD), Public Administration (MPA), or Public Policy (MPP).

Additionally, any student who has completed one of TWC’s Internship programs and is pursuing the MPP program is eligible to have their internship requirement waived.

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UNH undergraduates enrolled in the MPA or MPP Accelerated Master’s program who have completed one of TWC's internship programs are also eligible for this Education Award.



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The Carsey School Advantage

Start with an internship at The Washington Center and graduate from the Carsey School prepared for a career with impact and the knowledge required for interdisciplinary problem-solving, insightful analysis, effective advocacy, compelling communications, and winning strategies that lead to impactful change and stronger communities.

  • UNH undergraduate students who have successfully completed one of TWC’s Internship programs and enroll in Carsey’s MPP program can have their internship requirement waived.
  • Our flexible programs fit into your life, offering Online, Hybrid, and Part-time learning options.
  • Start Fall or Spring.
  • Carsey’s master’s degree programs engage students in hands-on learning while providing opportunities for growing professional networks and advancing careers.

*Please note that applicants are only eligible to receive one Carsey School Education Award.

Brittany Matthews, a graduate of Carsey's MPA program and of The Washington Center at UNH

“As an undergraduate, I participated in The Washington Center program and did an internship in Washington, D.C. After graduating, I began working in Gov. Maggie Hassan’s Office and pursued my Master of Public Administration from UNH's Carsey School. I was able to work and attend school full-time and am certain I would not be where I am in my career today if were not for that program.”

~Brittany Matthews, Senior Policy Advisor for Education & Workforce for Sen. Maggie Hassan


March 2022 Webinar: Discover Carsey’s Accelerated Master’s Degrees & UNH’s Washington Center Program

Carsey Academic Director Dan Bromberg was joined by Paula DiNardo, Exchange Coordinator with UNH. Dan and Paula spoke about the opportunities available to UNH undergraduates interested in working and interning for government agencies, nonprofits, and similar public policy institutions. These opportunities included Carsey’s Accelerated Master’s degrees in Public Policy and Public Administration, and The Washington Center program – which connects UNH students to internships and seminars based in Washington, D.C.

Carsey Alum & The Washington Center Graduates

  • A photo of Master of Public Administration alum Brittany Matthews outside of Sen. Maggie Hassan's office
    With Alum Brittany Weaver Matthews '10, '15G (MPA)
    "The MPA gave me a deeper understanding of not only how public policy was developed, but how those policies are implemented, and provided me with necessary tools to avoid unintended consequences and understand what may be needed to make policy improvements."       ~ Alum Brittany Weaver Matthews, '10, '15G (MPA)
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  • A photograph of Sarah Naduea, a graduate of the Carsey School MPP program and of UNH's The Washington Center
    The Washington Center, Class of 2019
    "While interning at the U.S. Department of Commerce, I saw firsthand how state, federal and international economic policy intertwined. This experience offered me the opportunity to apply my undergraduate economics training and explore where a career a career in policy and politics could take me."       ~ (MPP) Alum Sarah Nadeau '19 '20G | The Washington Center (TWC) program at UNH, Class of 2019
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