Host an Intern

Chances are, with almost 40,000 students coming to D.C. to intern every year, your office has hosted more than a few students. The process of selecting qualified interns can be lengthy and time consuming – interested in making it easier? Let us help!

Hosting a TFAS intern could not be more simple and straight forward. Students participating in our programs are bright and engaging undergraduates from across the country and around the world. In 2017, our programs were made up of students from 47 states and 38 countries, the majority of whom were rising juniors and seniors. TFAS students have already been through our rigorous screening process and the group typically boasts an average GPA of 3.5.  In addition to an internship, TFAS students are also enrolled in classes at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus, participate in site briefings around the city, and take part in an extensive orientation program plus professional development, networking, and social activities.

Click on the tabs located in the upper left of this page to learn more about the TFAS placement process, why hosting our interns is the right choice for your office and commonly asked questions by past intern supervisors. You can review our placement areas below, and access individual Intern Request Forms, the first step toward getting some extra help.

“kglobal loves working with TFAS! It’s an easy process and we can always rely on quality interns.”
Claire Tonneson, kglobal Public Relations

TFAS students intern in one of five academic internship programs. We recruit organizations to serve as internship sites in the following categories:

Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems

Government Agencies or Departments
Policy Groups or Think Tanks
Congress – House or Senate Offices
Legal Organizations
Trade Association or Public/Government Affairs Groups
Click here to access the Intern Request form

Institute on Economics & International Affairs

Non-Governmental Organizations
International Affairs Organizations
Click here to access the Intern Request Form

Institute on Political Journalism

Print Media Outlets, including Newspapers and Magazines
Radio and Television Stations
Online Publications
News Services
Corporate, Government or Nonprofit Communication Departments
Public Relations Firms
Click here to access the Intern Request Form

Institute on Business and Government Affairs

Corporate Government Affairs Offices
Trade Association Government Affairs Offices
Government Relations or Lobbying Firms
Click here to access the Intern Request Form

Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service

National Nonprofit Organizations
Local Community Nonprofit Organizations
Corporate, Community or Private Foundations
Arts Organizations
Click here to access the Intern Request Form

Capital Semester Fall & Spring
In partnership with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, students in this unique program study leadership through the lens of the American Presidency.  All the above categories of organizations are used for internships.

Capital Semester Fall & Spring

All of the above categories of organizations are used for internship sites.

Program Dates

Summer: June – July
Fall: September – December
Spring: January – April