Apply Now for DC Summer Internships

LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. in Washington, DC

June 4 – July 29, 2016 

  • Guaranteed Internships – Courses for Credit – Housing in DC
  • Priority Deadline for Scholarships: February 10, 2016
  • Final Deadline: March 16, 2016
  • Generous Scholarship Funding Available

Gain that competitive edge by interning in the city where history is made. Programs are offered in following fields:

Taking advantage of a Washington, DC internship is a valuable investment in your future that will set you apart after college. The comprehensive programs sponsored by The Fund for American Studies include:

  • A guaranteed internship placement
  • Courses for transferable credit from George Mason University
  • Furnished housing conveniently located close to Metro rail stations and key attractions in Washington
  • Networking events, exclusive briefings, guest speakers and a mentor program 


We’ve been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and guarantee all participants an internship placement. Your options are endless – we work with over 300 different federal agencies, policy groups, international affairs organizations, media outlets, public affairs firms, government relations offices, and nonprofit organizations.

Working in this powerful city will allow you to make professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. Washington, DC is the perfect place to explore a variety of career paths, and we work with each student’s unique goals and aspirations to match them with the most fitting internship site.


Below you’ll find just a sampling of our past internship sites:

  • American Institute for Cancer Research
  • AT&T
  • Capital Area Food Bank
  • Congressional Offices on Capitol Hill
  • Council of Hemispheric Affairs
  • Crosby Volmer Public Relations
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Foreign Embassies
  • National Association of Women Legislators
  • Security Industry Association
  • Student Conservation Association
  • U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education, Justice and the Treasury
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • World Learning


Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 16, 2016. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the priority deadline of February 10, 2016 to receive preference in admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as internship placement. We award almost 1 million dollars in scholarship funding annually and awards are made on the basis of financial need and merit. 


Applicants may apply for a full scholarship through the Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship awards program. 4 will be available for Summer 2016. More information may be found here:

For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384.

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