Levett Career Center

City Semester Internship Programs

Photo of three students in front of a federal building in Washington DC.Hanover College is affiliated with The Philadelphia Center (TPC) and The Washington Center (TWC), which offer semester-long urban internship programs. We strongly encourage you to consider attending one of these great programs, through which you will:

  • Have access to an impressive array of internships,
  • Live in a major city,
  • Earn a full term's credits,
  • Develop independent living skills, and
  • Have access to amazing cultural opportunities!

We make the process easy for you:

  • Your actual grades are recorded on your transcript,
  • Costs are comparable to those at Hanover, and
  • Financial aid goes with you in nearly all cases.

Eligibility: Students must have at least sophomore standing to earn internship credit, and there is a minimum GPA of 2.5 for TPC and 2.75 for TWC. As there is a cap on the number of students per year whom we are allowed to send to these programs, students are encouraged to apply early. Contact Margaret Krantz at the Levett Career Center.


Philadelphia skyline

The Philadelphia Center

Providing opportunities for professional exploration, intellectual development, and personal growth, in the heart of one of America's largest and most dynamic cities, The Philadelphia Center features more than 800 field placements along with one-of-a-kind seminars and independent living in an exciting urban setting. As an intern, you'll:

  • Work four days a week in a well-supervised position, earning 2 academic credits,
  • Participate in a city seminar,
  • Take an elective course,
  • Develop self-reliance by living independently,
  • Learn to thrive in a wonderful and challenging new environment, and
  • Gain insights into yourself, personally and professionally.

"The Philadelphia Center gave me the resources to realize that I can be a contributing and successful adult. The program also gave me clarity on my future career, practical independent living skills, and the opportunity to experience society in a new light. I would not be nearly as confident to take on graduate school and life after Hanover graduation without my internship, peers, and advisors that helped me at TPC."  KorbyQuan Reed '16, Psychology Major

To learn more, visit TPC's website.


Photo of the US CapitolThe Washington Center

As the seat of American government, Washington, D.C. is a natural setting for you to study politics. It also offers you opportunities in media, the arts, education, business, science, international affairs, and much more. TWC will help you develop a program that includes:


  • A 4 day-per-week entry-level internship in your area of interest,earning 2 academic credits,
  • A related academic course,
  • Developing a portfolio documenting and summarizing your experience,
  • Breakfast meetings with dignitaries, members of the press and of Congress,
  • Lectures by distinguished leaders, and
  • Tours and topical discussion opportunities.

"Through TWC, I had the opportunity to listen to experts from all areas of the political field discuss their careers and today's issues. These experiences helped me set goals for my future and gave me the resources to pursue those goals after I graduate. How much this program changes you for the better will shock you." Alyssa Retske '17, Pol. Sci. Major, BSP

To learn more, visit TWC's website.