Internship Opportunities for Students in Washington, DC

By Joshua Boardman, graduate intern, Academic Affairs

February 5, 2014

The Fund for American Studies is offering an eight-week summer internship program for current undergraduate students in the nation’s capital in areas of communications, public policy, philanthropy and law. Students can be nominated online by mentors and professors for this opportunity at

The internships are located in one of the most historical and diverse cities in the nation and students have the opportunity to be housed at George Washington University’s Foggy Bottom Campus located in the historical downtown area. There is a cost associated with the internship; however students are gaining invaluable knowledge through this experience. Scholarships and cost of attendance can be found on the internship website.

The credits offered for the two required classes for this internship are sponsored by George Mason University and on average have transferred 6-9 credits back to student’s institution. In addition to the courses, students will spend an additional 30-35 hours per week at internship placements.

The programs for the 2014 summer internships are:

  • International Affairs and Economics
  • Political Journalism and Communications
  • Public Policy and Economics
  • Business and Government Affairs
  • Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
  • Legal Studies (sponsored by Ohio Northern University)

The priority deadline for Summer 2014 is Feb. 10 and the final deadline is March 18. Share this information with students by directing them to

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