What We Do

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

2022 D.C. Programs – Closing Ceremony Highlights

“You’re taking the road less traveled.” That was the message President Roger Ream ’76 gave as he imparted final wisdom to TFAS students at the Closing Ceremony on July 28, 2022, at…

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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