The full-scholarship to participate in The Fund for American Studies Academic Internship Program is available through a scholarship named in honor of Ignacy Jan Paderewski and General Edward Rowny. It includes, housing, tuition, travel to the United States, health insurance premium and a living-stipend.
Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860 – 1941) was a Polish pianist and politician. It was his musical fame that gained his access to the world of politics.
General Edward Rowny (1917 – 2017) was a United States Army Lieutenant General of Polish descent. He was raised by his Polish grandmother who introduced him to the music of Ignancy Jan Paderewski.
Eligibility + Deadlines
Interested Polish citizens must be 18 years old and have completed one year of university level coursework. Candidates must complete an application by Tuesday, January 21.
Recipients will receive a full tuition and housing scholarship to participate in the Summer 2020 Academic Internship Program.
Program Components Include:
- An internship placement in with an international NGO, policy group, think tank, media outlet or business.
- Coursework in economics and government worth 6 credits from George Mason University and designed to complement your real-word experience.
- Guest lectures featuring prominent policy and economics experts.
- Networking through career-focused panels and small group discussions led by professionals working in a variety of fields and industries.
|Applicable Program Tracks||Additional Benefits|
|Public Policy + Economics||Travel from Poland to United States ($800)|
|International Affairs||Health Insurance Premium|
|Journalism + Communications||Living Expenses Allowance ($1,200)|
“My internship have me the unique opportunity to understand how D.C. works – from Capitol Hill, to think thanks and NGOs – they are all connected in their work towards better public policy.”Aleksandra Wojtowicz , University of Warsaw
Intern, E-Collaborative for Civic Education