ABOUT THE ROLE
The Collegiate Programs department of The Fund for American Studies is seeking a full-time program coordinator for the Public Policy + Economics Program. This position will work with the program director to manage the academic internship program for undergraduate students. The program combines academic courses for credit through George Mason University and internship placements with public policy organizations and government agencies. Student participants attend guest lectures and opportunities to network with Washington, D.C., scholars and professionals.
- Student Activities: This position will organize guest speakers, career-focused discussions, site briefings with public policy leaders and professional development sessions.
- Academic Courses: Organize details for academic classes and assist in planning the program calendar.
- Internships: Develop and implement a networking plan for target internship sites in public policy, economics, politics, nonprofit management and government. Coordinate the internship hiring process, including scheduling student consultation calls, arranging interviews and working with students on resume and cover letter updates.
- Agency Briefings: Plan special events such as site briefings at government agencies, visits to embassies and cultural tours.
Outreach + Admissions
- Student + Campus Outreach: Coordinate student recruitment initiatives, including attending career fairs and student conferences, conducting school visits, and researching new recruitment partners.
- Student Admissions + Scholarships: Review student applications for admissions and scholarship awards. Maintain communication with applicants and track enrollment.
A bachelor’s degree is required and 2-5 years of professional experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will have project-management experience as well as strong communication and organizational skills. Additionally, candidates should have an interest in working with college students and in educational programming, as well as a commitment to ideas of limited government/free-market economy. Salary based on qualifications.
HOW TO APPLY
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Laura Cusack, Public Policy + Economics Program Director via the application form linked below.