Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Leadership and the American Presidency - Spring 2017

I am excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our immersive leadership program this spring - Leadership and the American Presidency. This program is being sponsored in partnership with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. Leadership simulations from the American Presidency will be a key focus for students.

As part of this exciting program, undergraduate students can:
· Spend the spring semester in Washington, DC
· Intern in an engaging setting aligned with their career and academic interests
· Participate in academic courses with up to 12 credits provided through George Mason University

The final deadline is coming up on November 10th, 2016 so please share the announcement below with any interested students and encourage them to visit www.DCinternships.org/LTAPSpring to learn more about the program and begin an online application.

Questions may be directed to me at 202-986-0384 or LTAP@tfas.org.

Dana Faught
Associate Director, Recruitment and Admissions
The Fund for American Studies



EARLY DEADLINE: October 5, 2016
FINAL DEADLINE: November 10, 2016

You have the chance to put your leadership skills to the test – and what better classroom than Washington, D.C. this spring?

You will have the opportunity to have a front row seat to the historic 2017 presidential inauguration and the first few months of a new presidential administration. The White House, the U.S. Capitol, and monuments all present unique learning opportunities and a once in a lifetime backdrop for your classes and internship.

This program will allow you to examine of some of the greatest leadership challenges in the history of our country from the viewpoint of the President of the United States. George Washington and the Revolutionary War. Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation. Teddy Roosevelt and the Panama Canal. Franklin Roosevelt and Pearl Harbor. JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Ronald Reagan urging Secretary Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”

What does it mean to lead successfully? How do leaders learn to communicate effectively? How do great leaders respond in times of crisis? How can leaders make the world a better place? This program will connect you with some of the most thoughtful, well-regarded, and recognizable leaders of today. Public servants, journalists, entrepreneurs, and other leaders from across sectors will share their stories of leadership with each cohort. Previous speakers have included:
· Congressman Ed Royce
· Stewart McLaurin, The White House Historical Association
· Mark Greene, former U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania
· Judge Douglas Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals

Leadership cannot be learned only in a classroom. Leadership and the American Presidency challenges you through a series of interactive simulations and discussions at key presidential sites including Mount Vernon, Monticello and the White House Historical Association. Case studies, and real-world scenarios will test and improve your ability as a leader.

The program includes housing, internship placement and support, as well as a rigorous and accredited full time academic course load.
LIVE: Housing in fully furnished apartments on Capitol Hill, just steps from the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court.
LEARN: 12 academic credits in economics and government with credit through George Mason University.
INTERN: Internships with government agencies, Congressional offices, public policy think tanks, international affairs groups, media outlets, nonprofit organizations, and law firms throughout the Washington area. Each site is accessible to public transportation, making it easy to get from home to work to class and back again.
CONNECT: Guest lectures featuring influential and thoughtful leaders, networking events and site briefings at historic Washington institutions including:
o Ford’s Theater
o Lincoln’s Cottage
o Mount Vernon
o The State Department

Students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of October 5, 2016 to receive priority admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as a 5% discount on their tuition balance. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of November 10, 2016.

Scholarships are awarded to students based on financial need and merit. To learn more about the program and to begin an online application please visit www.DCinternships.org/LTAPSpring.

Questions may be directed to 202-509-8948 or LTAP@tfas.org.