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Political Journalism Track



October 1 – Fall 2016 Early Deadline

When you picture your future, do you see yourself covering the campaign trail, reporting on current events or developing a strategic marketing plan for a corporate client?  If so, Capital Semester – Political Journalism Track is the program for you. Employers are looking for recent graduates with experience, and the best way to stand out after graduation is to complete an internship and make connections now.

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The Fund for American Studies has sponsored academic internship programs in Washington, DC for over 40 years. Our objective is to provide a real-world professional and academic experience for college students to help prepare them for responsible leadership in the future.

Our comprehensive package includes a guaranteed internship placement, courses for transferable credit, furnished housing, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking. We truly provide the ultimate semester experience in Washington.

With Capital Semester, you are guaranteed an internship with a newspaper, online publication, public relations firm, television, or radio station. In the classroom, you’ll study the historical traditions of the American political and economic systems.

The spring 2016 program will be held January 13 – April 30, 2016. Click on “Get Program Details” link above to read about all of the exciting aspects of Capital Semester. To read about admissions, financing and frequently asked questions, use the links on the left-hand menu.

“Experiencing professional life in DC with Capital Semester was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and for me it was certainly a rewarding one.”

Sean Pyles, Clemson University
Intern, Public Affairs Council