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Tidal Basin in Spring

Connect With TFAS: Spring Virtual Career Fairs

TFAS Wants to Meet You! This fall our staff members will be attending Virtual Career Fairs at colleges and universities all over the country. Learn about our academic internship programs…

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FTE Alumni Scholarship Opportunity

Looking for a way to build on your FTE experience? We are awarding special scholarships for FTE alumni to participate in the Summer 2021 Academic Internship Program in…

6 Tips for Ensuring a Smooth Admissions Experience

Before You Apply Research the programs – TFAS offers Washington, DC-based programs each Fall, Spring and Summer. Each program includes a guaranteed internship placement, academic credit, housing (if applicable) and…

Preston Ross with his supervisor Johnathan Lozier.

Mr. Ross Goes to Washington

Preston Ross, a student at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York came to DC this past summer with an excitement to grow his personal and professional network, and gain valuable…

Khanh Do’s Journey South

Khanh Do came to TFAS from St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, Canada. Do is a business major with a political science minor. During her time in DC, Khanh interned…

Jenny Hudson ’19 Reflects On her Summer in the City

As a Business Economics and International Relations double major, I spent my first three years at Wheaton College learning about important policy and government issues alongside classes focused around international…

Alumni Sitting Near the Washington Monument on the National Mall

Taking Advantage of Free Things To Do in DC

Part of the professional experience in is achieving a good work-life balance.  Sometimes, having fun can feel too pricey in the city—especially as an unpaid intern. Thankfully, there is a…

Lincoln Memorial at Dusk After a Rainstorm in Summer

A First-Timer’s Guide to DC

DC is an incredible city and there are tons of things to do here! However, fitting them all in one summer is not going to happen. Here are some of…

7 Ways to Stand Out at Your Internship

Whether this is your first internship, or your final experience before entering a full-time career, make sure you’re following these 7 tips to excel in the office. 1. Arrive slightly…

Building Mentor Relationships

Forming relationships with mentors is an essential career tool. They will serve as a valuable resource throughout your career – offering advice, constructive criticism and insight in your area of…

Front of Lincoln Memorial on a sunny summer afternoon.

Living La Vida Local in DC

Written by Blair Hurst It’s fun every once in a while to be a tourist and experience DC’s most noteworthy spectacles like the White House and Lincoln Memorial. I’ll be…

Students outside Gelman Library on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Alumn Turns TFAS Experience Into National Honor

Growing up in the ever-changing political environment of Wisconsin sparked Jordyn Noennig’s (2015) interest in politics at an early age. Upon heading off to college and deciding on a career path, her…