What We Do

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) hosts Washington, D.C.-based 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.  

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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

Fall + Spring Capital Semester Programs

#TFAS Updates

Program Advisors at the Lincoln Memorial

Become a 2023 Program Advisor

We are accepting Program Advisor applications for the 2023 TFAS Summer Program!   Program Advisors (PAs) are an essential part of successfully running our summer program. They help run all events…

Application Advice from TFAS Staff

We asked our Collegiate Programs and Admissions Teams for their best application advice. Keep these tips in mind as you work on your TFAS application! Timely Transcripts Request…

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…

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