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.

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

Tidal Basin in Spring

Connect With TFAS: Spring Virtual Career Fairs

TFAS Wants to Meet You! This fall our staff members will be attending Virtual Career Fairs at colleges and universities all over the country. Learn about our academic internship programs…

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…

FTE Alumni Scholarship Opportunity

Looking for a way to build on your FTE experience? We are awarding special scholarships for FTE alumni to participate in the Summer 2021 Academic Internship Program in…

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