DC Internships: The Fund for American Studies

Oct 31, 2018

Have you thought about spending the spring or summer in Washington, DC? No matter what side of the aisle you are on, it is an important time to be in Washington. Gain real-world experience and make connections that will help open doors after graduation.

Applications are now being accepted for the spring and summer 2019 Academic Internship Programs hosted by The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) in Washington, DC. All of the programs include guaranteed internship placements, academic credit from George Mason University, furnished housing in downtown Washington, as well as many opportunities for networking and professional development.

Capital Semester on International Affairs + Public Policy

January 16 – May 3, 2019

Final Deadline: November 9


Summer Academic Internship Programs

June 8 – August 2, 2019

Full Scholarships (Leadership Scholars Program) Deadline: January 15

Priority Deadline: February 12


Program Components

  • Internship placement in your field of study
  • Courses for academic credit from George Mason University
  • Professional development seminars, mentor program and small group networking events
  • Generous scholarship funding, including full tuition/housing awards
  • Site briefings at institutions such as Capitol Hill, Department of State, White House and Federal Reserve
  • Guest lectures with experts in policy, international affairs and economics


Full/Partial Scholarships + Application Instructions

We strive to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit with more than 80% of students receiving full or partial funding. Full summer scholarships are available through our Leadership Scholars Program.

To learn more and to begin an online application, please visit www.DCinternships.org. Questions may be directed to admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.