Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
The application deadline for the summer 2013 program has been extended until March 26, 2013 – Start an application by clicking here!
Are you active in your community and campus? Are you interested in exploring a career in the nonprofit sector? If so, the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS) is the program for you. Employers are looking for recent graduates with experience, and the best way to stand out after graduation is to complete an internship and make connections now.
The Fund for American Studies has sponsored academic internship programs in Washington, DC for over 40 years. Our objective is to provide a real-world professional and academic experience for college students to help prepare them for responsible leadership in the future.
Our comprehensive package includes a guaranteed internship placement, courses for transferable credit, furnished housing, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking. We truly provide the ultimate summer experience in Washington.
With IPVS, you are guaranteed an internship with a national nonprofit organization, local charity or foundation. In the classroom, you’ll explore the unique history and ethics of voluntary service in America.
The program will be held from June 5 – August 3, 2013. Click on “Get More Details” link above to read about all of the exciting aspects of IPVS. To read about admissions, financing and frequently asked questions, use the links on the left-hand menu.
“IPVS was an eye opening and life changing experience that gave me the opportunity to immerse myself in the DC culture, build professional contacts, and gain relationships with like minded students. I will look back on my summer with IPVS as one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences of my life.”
Vanessa Legutko, Western Michigan University
Intern, Living Classrooms of the National Capital Area