Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Summer Internship Opportunity - FEBRUARY 10 Priority Deadline!!

The priority deadline for the Summer 2014 Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems in Washington, DC is coming up on February 10. The final application deadline is March 18. Please forward the announcement below to students who may be interested in applying.

Students will earn up to 9 credits in government and economics and are guaranteed an internship in the fields of public policy, politics, or economics. More information on the program may also be found online at Please encourage students to apply for the priority application deadline of February 10 to receive special scholarship consideration. Over 70% of students are awarded scholarships on the basis of financial need and merit.

Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have any questions, I may be reached at or 202.986.0384. 


Mary Stankus 
Director, Recruitment and Admissions 
U.S. Programs
The Fund for American Studies


Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems
Washington, DC: June 7 - August 1, 2014

*Guaranteed Internships - Courses for Credit - Housing in DC
*Priority Deadline: February 10, 2014
*Final Deadline: March 18, 2014
*Scholarship Funding Available

Spend a summer interning in the nation's capital and gain that competitive edge. 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, and furnished housing conveniently located in George Washington University's downtown campus just steps from the White House and State Department. Students also benefit from networking events, exclusive briefings, and guest speakers.

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 many different federal agencies, policy groups, think tanks, public affairs firms, government relations offices, and nonprofit organizations. A few examples of past internship placements include:

·  Atlas Economic Research Foundation
·  Federal Aviation Association
·  Student Conservation Association
·  U.S. Department of the Treasury
·  Women in Government

Click here for additional examples of past internship sites.

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 you with the most fitting internship site. 

"I came to DC for a new perspective, and my summer with the USDA helped me to realize that I want to pursue a career in research and policy studies."

Duane So, Syracuse University 
Intern, U.S. Department of Agriculture  

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 10, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the priority deadline of February 10, 2014 in order to receive preference in admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as internship placement. Over 70% of students receive scholarship awards on the basis of financial need and merit. 

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