What We Do

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) hosts Washington, DC-based and virtual Academic Internship Programs for undergraduate students each summer, fall and spring.

TFAS programs include academic credit from George Mason University, an internship placement and furnished housing in the heart of Washington, D.C. Students participate in a variety of exclusive guest lectures, site briefings as well as professional development and networking events. 

TFAS students leave Washington with 250+ hours of professional experience, an expanded network of contacts, and a greater understanding of the variety of career opportunities.  

SUMMER 2022

In addition to the 5 program tracks offered in-person in Washington, a separate 100% Virtual Program will bring the BEST of D.C. to students around the country.

WINDOW INTO WASHINGTON ONLINE SEMINAR

Join us for Washington, D.C. in the 21st Century: A Career Landscape Transformed on November 17 at 12:00 PM ET.

QUESTIONS?

Schedule a time to speak with an admissions officer: Ask TFAS – Virtual Office Hours.

Is Washington, DC on your “do-list”?

Fall + Spring Capital Semester Programs

Summer Programs

Student participating in a Diplomatic simulation at the U.S. Department of State. International Affairs

International Affairs

In-Person in Washington, D.C. >> 8 weeks >> 3-6 Credits from GMU >> International Affairs Internships

Students attending a briefing at Capitol Hill. Public Policy + Economics

Public Policy + Economics

In-Person in Washington, D.C. >> 8 weeks >> 3-6 Credits from GMU >> Public Policy Internships

Journalism and Communications student hosts podcast. Journalism + Communications

Journalism + Communications

In-Person in Washington, D.C. >> 8 weeks >> 3-6 Credits from GMU >> Journalism, Communications + PR Internships

Business + Government Relations students on The Hill. Business + Government Relations

Business + Government Relations

In-Person in Washington, D.C. >> 8 weeks >> 3-6 Credits from GMU >> Government Relations Internships

Leadership + the American Presidency students pose outside the White House. Leadership + the American Presidency

Leadership + the American Presidency

In-Person in Washington, D.C. >> 8 weeks >> 3-6 Credits from GMU >> Public Policy + Nonprofit Internships

Virtual Summer Program Virtual Program

Virtual Program

>> 100% Virtual Program >> 3-Credit Online Course from GMU >> Remote Internship Placement

#TFAS Updates

GMU Class with students and professor

How to Submit Your Official Transcript to TFAS

No matter which TFAS Program you apply to, you will have to submit your official transcript to TFAS as part of the application. This post will provide information about submitting…

6 Tips for Ensuring a Smooth Admissions Experience

Before You Apply Research the programs – TFAS offers Washington, DC-based programs each Fall, Spring and Summer. Each program includes a guaranteed internship placement, academic credit, housing (if applicable) and…

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