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Thank you for your interest in The Fund for American Studies Academic Internship Programs in Washington, D.C. We hope that you will consider sharing information about our summer and semester programs with students on your campus.

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Viewbook

Your guide to TFAS Academic Internship Programs. Page through our viewbook to learn about academics, internships, student life, networking opportunities and admissions information.

Flyer

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Live. Learn. Intern. in Washington, D.C.

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, a guaranteed 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. Visit DCinternships.org to learn more and apply.

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Live. Learn. Intern. in Washington, D.C.

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, a guaranteed internship placement and furnished housing in the heart of Washington, D.C.

Visit DCinternships.org to learn more and apply.

The Comprehensive Package Includes:

  • Roommate matching with other program students based upon compatibility criteria.
  • Easy access to the safe and affordable Metro train and bus system.
  • Full access to campus resources, including libraries, computer labs and much more.
  • Comprehensive orientation to the program, campus and the city upon your arrival.
  • Dedicated program staff members who are available to communicate with you about your internship placement, financial aid and general questions in the months leading up to the program.
  • Continued staff support while you are in Washington to ensure that you have an amazing experience. In addition to the full time, year-round program staff who will get to know you and help you throughout the summer, there will be alumni living in housing and serving as Program Advisors.
  • Site briefings at institutions such as the Department of State, U.S. Institute of Peace, Capitol Hill and the White House. 
  • Professional Development Seminars on topics including job searching, public speaking and networking.
  • A mentor program where you are matched with a D.C. professional working in the field or industry of interest to you.
  • Planned social events where you can connect with almost 350 other student leaders participating in TFAS programs. These events may include: a trip to a National’s baseball game, a student BBQ, volunteer projects, kayaking on the Potomac or a hike on Roosevelt Island.
  • Cultural and Historical Excursions to sights like the National Mall, Arlington National Cemetery, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Smithsonian Musuems and President Lincoln’s Cottage.
  • An active network of nearly 18,000 alumni worldwide to join upon the completion of the program.

Summer Program Tracks

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Earn academic credit while exploring your passions and growing your network in Washington, D.C. this summer. The #TFAS Academic Internship Program includes academic credit from George Mason University, a guaranteed internship placement and furnished housing in the heart of Washington, D.C.

Learn more and apply at DCinternships.org.

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Virtual Information Session

We make campus visits each recruitment cycle, but if we aren’t coming to your campus this year, we are happy to conduct a virtual information session for your students. Email Melissa Grannetino at mgrannetino@tfas.org to learn more.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We can be reached at admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384. You may also view our Staff page for individual staff members’ contact information.