Jeff Skinner, Georgia College
Intern, Caterpillar, Inc.
“Through this program, I was able to enter into a professional setting immediately and garner skills that I am confident will benefit me in my career. I was not a policy enthusiast before arriving to DC, but after meeting dozens of congressmen/congresswomen/senators and have the opportunity to meet the President and sit in on hearings, I can say with full confidence that I caught the policy bug and am adjusting my career path to enable me to return to DC one day!”
Emily Marsteller, Davidson College
Intern, State Government Affairs Council
“As a lifelong DC resident, this program provided me with opportunities I never would’ve had and opportunities I didn’t know existed. It offers an alumni network that would otherwise take a lifetime to develop, and great opportunities for leadership development. My internship was, hands down, the best DC internship that I, or any of my DC friends, have ever had.”
Emma Patton, Oklahoma Baptist University
Intern, The Washington Times
“I got to write front-page stories for The Washington Times and I made friendships that will last a lifetime. It’s safe to say that this summer was anything but ordinary.”
Alex Olsen, United States Air Force Academy
Intern, The Roosevelt Group
“This has been a once in a lifetime opportunity to live in our nation’s capital and witness history being made every day. The lessons learned and people met this summer will continue to impact me the rest of my life. I know that I will be able to make a difference in the future because of this program.”
Abby Witt, Asbury University
Intern, Time Warner Cable
“I spent the fastest and greatest 8 weeks of my life with this program. You truly do ‘Live, Learn and Intern’ in an unforgettable way.”
Christine Ward, University of Missouri, Columbia
Intern, Nancy Bocskor Associates
“I learned more about my academic interests and government in the last 8 weeks than I have in the last 8 years.”
Claire London, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Intern, The Roosevelt Group
“My summer with this program taught me more than I have learned throughout my years in college. The opportunities were endless and I firmly believe that this program helped me to gain connections that I would not have otherwise met.”
Hayley Morrill, Schreiner University
Intern, Rep. Lamar Smith
“This was a life changing experience that I would not give up in any way shape or form. This summer completely changed my perspective on me and my career.”
Danielle Grier, Williams College
Intern, Student Language Exchange
“This program opens doors to meet influential people and visit economic, social, and political institutions I never thought were possible. As a result of these unparalleled opportunities, I now have a much better sense of direction for both my academic and career path. It’s truly been an amazing experience to live, learn, and intern in DC. It’s helped me to grow a lot not only personally, but also professionally.”
Telyse Masaoay, Vanderbilt University
Intern, Navajo Nation
“I never would have found this internship on my own; I didn’t even know that the organization I was going to work for existed before I arrived. But this program was successful in finding a “hidden gem” of an experience. I was able to learn so much from my supervisor and coworkers; I made connections that will extend well into my professional and personal spheres.”
Janay Reece, Winthrop University
Intern, Red Eye Post TV
“I have been able to grow as a professional, student, and individual because of all the resources this program has given us throughout the summer. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.”
Avery Nelson, University of Denver
Intern, International Trade Administration – Office of Africa
“Working at the Department of Commerce in the International Trade Administration was a fantastic way to gain professional work experience, meet wonderful people, and have a hand in the ever-changing world economy.”
WAYS TO CONNECT AND GET INVOLVED AS AN ALUMNUS
Your program experience doesn’t have to end after your summer or semester in DC! Alumni are one of the best resources for the success of our programs. You can connect with a network of over 18,000 alumni worldwide and help future students by volunteering in a number of ways!
Ambassadors reach out via email or phone to recently accepted students to answer questions and encourage enrollment. The word of an alumnus is powerful! Sign up as an Ambassador and help us secure our next class of incoming students. Email Dana Faught at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
A select number of students who recently participated in the program serve as Campus Recruiters on their home campus. They act as a resource for students interested in attending our programs.
Alumni can help college students have the ultimate DC experience! We seek working professionals in the DC area to volunteer as mentors to students attending one of our programs. Mentors are matched with students based on several common factors including professional field, hometown, alma mater and political ideology. For more information, please contact mentor@TFAS.org.
SPEAKERS AND INTERNSHIP HOSTS
DC area alumni can support the summer and semester programs by volunteering to be a speaker, small group host or internship sponsor for our students.
Program alumni are able to connect with other alumni in a cities around the country! Listed below are our established alumni chapters.
Salt Lake City
New York City
Are you an alum who wants to volunteer? Email Dana Faught, Associate Director of Recruitment, Admissions, & Operations, at email@example.com.