Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Capital Semester in DC - Early Application Deadline 10/1

I am writing to ask you to share information with your students about the Capital Semester program, sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held each fall and spring in Washington, DC.
Guaranteed Internships
Students are guaranteed an internship for 30 hours a week while earning 12 transferable academic credits from George Mason University. The Fund for American Studies has been hosting academic internship programs in the nation’s capital for over 40 years and provides a comprehensive semester experience. 

The program covers a variety of exciting career fields:
  • International affairs
  • Public policy Economics
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Non-governmental 
Application Deadlines & Scholarships
Please consider forwarding the announcement below to students and encourage them to apply by the spring 2016 early deadline of October 1 to receive a 5% discount on their tuition balance as well as priority scholarship consideration and internship placement.  The program awards close to one million dollars annually and over 75% of students receive a generous scholarship award to attend.

Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have any questions, please contact me at mphister@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.
Matthew Phister
Coordinator, Capital Semester
U.S. Programs
The Fund for American Studies 

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, Capital Semester combines substantive internships, 12 academic credits, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by policy experts. This comprehensive program includes a guaranteed internship placement in the fields of international affairs and public policy, courses for transferable credit, and furnished housing the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. 
  • Atlas Economic Research Foundation
  • Center for European Policy Analysis
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute
  • Council on Hemispheric Affairs
  • Foreign Embassies
  • Federal Aviation Association
  • Peace Corps
  • Student Conservation Association
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Women in Government
  • World Vision 
  • Internships – Competitive placements with international affairs organizations, government agencies, congressional offices, policy groups and non-governmental organizations
  • Housing – Roommate matching and furnished Capitol Hill apartments in the heart of D.C.
  • Classes – Full-time course load accredited by George Mason University including courses on international economic policy and constitutional interpretation.
  • Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top foreign policy and economics experts
  • Exclusive Briefings – At the World Bank, State Department, U.S. Capitol and Federal Reserve
  • Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities Networking – Interaction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around the world
  • Scholarships – Generous scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need and over 75% of students receive scholarship funding
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Final Deadline of November 5, 2015. Students are encouraged to apply for the early deadline of October 1, 2015 to receive a 5% discount on their tuition balance as well as priority internship placement.
Detailed information on the program may be found at www.DCinternships.org/CS or contact Matthew Phister, Capital Semester Coordinator at mphister@tfas.org or 202-986-0384.