DC Journalism + Communications Academic Internship Program

Nov 13, 2018

LIVE. LEARN. INTERN in Washington, DC this Summer!
Journalism + Communications Academic Internship Program
Hosted by The Fund for American Studies
Full Scholarships (Leadership Scholars Program) Deadline: January 15
Priority Deadline: February 12

Spend your summer in Washington, DC and prepare for your future! For 8 weeks students will intern in the fields of journalism, public relations or communication while earning academic credit. The eyes of the world are on Washington, DC as never before, and fair and accurate reporting is needed now more than ever.

Each year, Washington, DC attracts many journalism student interns who are all passionate about politics, getting the story straight and learning the ins and outs of the news business.

You will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University. Fully furnished housing and roommate matching is provided as part of our comprehensive program.

Earn course credit while you intern! You will earn 3 to 9 academic credits this summer. Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper level ethics, government and economics courses. Academic course credit is provided through George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other top local universities.

A journalism or communications internship is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. Based on your interests and skills, you will be placed in an internship in the Washington, DC area.  We have been creating academic internship experiences for nearly 50 years and work with over 300 top organizations in DC.

Internship placements include:
•    Newspapers and magazines (Washington Examiner, New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, and National Defense Magazine)
•    TV and radio stations (examples include: Al Arabiya Television, Telemundo, Radio America, Voice of America)
•    News Services (examples include: Talk Media News Service, Hispanic Lind News Service and Federal News Service)
•    PR and communication firms (examples include: kglobal Public Relations, Tusk Communications, Aderfo Group Public Relations)

For communications and public relations students we offer internship placements in:
•    Federal Agencies
•    Capitol Hill
•    Lobbying and advocacy organizations
•    Embassies
•    International Affairs NGOs
•    Think Tanks
•    Nonprofit organizations


Who you know does matter – especially when it comes to your future job search. Our comprehensive program is designed so you can make valuable professional connections with working journalists and practice your networking skills in a real-world setting.
We offer a number of networking opportunities to enhance your internship experience and maximize your time in DC:
•    Mentor Program with DC media and PR professionals
•    Professional Development Seminars
•    Roundtable Discussions + Networking Receptions
•    Site Briefings at Key Washington Institutions including the National Press Club, Newseum and Capitol Hill

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<http://pull.xmr3.com/p/34-140B/135325564/f14acbce-1077-475f-bebc-40b68ded57fd.html>.

Questions may be directed to admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.