Apply to the 2018 LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. Programs and be a part of solving our nation’s most pressing challenges
It is an important time to be in Washington, DC, now more than ever. It doesn’t matter which side of the aisle you sit on, there are many challenges confronting our nation. This summer, you can work to address these issues in the city where front page news is made every day.
Programs are offered in following fields
• International Affairs
• Public Policy & Economics
• Journalism & Communication
• Community Leadership & Service
• Business & Government Affairs
• Leadership & the American Presidency
• Internship: Intern 30-35 hours a week on Capitol Hill, at a think tank, NGO, government agency, major corporation, media outlet or PR firm.
• Economics and Government Coursework: Combine theory and practice and take courses on economics and government for 3 to 9 credit hours through George Mason University. Click here to view the course catalog.
• Exclusive Lectures and Site Briefings: Engage in debate and discussion on salient issues of U.S. policy with prominent scholar-practitioners, and attend exclusive briefings at key Washington institutions including the State Department, Federal Reserve, Capitol Hill, embassies and various federal agencies.
• Small Group Networking: Meet with seasoned practitioners including congressional staff members, think tank experts, lobbyists, and other professionals to learn about career paths in public policy, international affairs , journalism and the nonprofit sector.
• Mentor Program: Connect with a practitioner in your field of interest who will serve as a professional mentor during and after the program. He or she will provide tips for living in Washington as well as career advice and networking contacts.
• Housing: Students will live in furnished apartments on campus at George Washington University in downtown Washington, DC and are matched with other program participants as roommates. The apartments are located steps from the White House, State Department and National Monuments, and provide easy access to the DC metro transportation system.
• Scholarships: More than 70% of students receive partial scholarship awards based on financial need and merit. Full scholarships are available through the Leadership Scholars Program
Leadership Scholars Program
Through this program, The Fund for American Studies is able to provide at least 25 full scholarships to aid students in participating in the summer institutes in Washington, DC. Students with strong academic records, and who are active on their campus/and or community are encouraged to apply.
Applicants not selected for one of the full scholarships will automatically be considered for one of the partial scholarship awards available through our general scholarship fund.
Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 13, but applicants are encouraged to apply for by the February 7 Priority Deadline for Scholarships in order to receive special consideration.
Application requirements include a topical essay, statement of purpose, resume, official transcript, letter of recommendation and $25 application fee.