Full Scholarships – Washington, DC D.C. Academic Internship Program

LIVE. LEARN. INTERN in Washington, DC this Summer!

June 8 – August 2 // The Fund for American Studies Academic Internship Programs

www.DCinternships.org [dcinternships.org]

Full Scholarships (Leadership Scholars Program) Deadline: January 15

Priority Deadline: February 12

Spend your summer in Washington, DC and prepare for your future! Academic internship programs are offered in the following fields:


You will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University. Fully furnished housing and roommate matching is provided as part of our comprehensive program.


Earn course credit while you intern! You will earn 3 to 9 academic credits this summer. Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper level government and economics courses. Academic course credit is provided through George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other top local universities.


An internship is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. Based on your interests and skills, you will be placed in an internship in the Washington, DC area. We have been creating academic internship experiences for almost 50 years and work with over 300 top organizations in DC.

Internship placements include:

  • Federal agencies
  • Congressional offices
  • Policy groups and think tanks
  • International affairs organizations and embassies
  • Media outlets and public relations firms
  • Fortune 500 companies and government relations offices
  • Community-based nonprofit organizations


Who you know does matter – especially when it comes to your future job search. Our comprehensive programs are designed so you can make valuable professional connections and practice your networking skills in a real-world setting.

We offer a number of networking opportunities to enhance your internship experience and maximize your time in DC:

  • Mentor Program with DC Professionals
  • Professional Development Seminars
  • Roundtable Discussions + Networking Receptions
  • Citizenship + Service Academy for nonprofit interns, camps volunteers, and student community leaders
  • Site Briefings at Key Washington Institutions including the Capitol and State Department


“Through this program I was able to experience what life as a Washingtonian was really like. I met hundreds of people from the FBI, DHS, DOD, DOE, and DOS. From ambassadors to senators to judges – I was able to meet them all. The networking opportunities TFAS presents us with are incomparable. Talking with so many government executives, I had the experience of a lifetime.”

Jeremiah Folia, California State University, Fresno
Intern, National Defense University

“I built strong friendships and gained invaluable exposure to the bustling world that is Washington DC. From grabbing a coffee with my mentor to networking with Senators and Congressmen and women on Capitol Hill, nothing could be more transformative and concretely set the path for my career in government relations, politics, and law.”

Alexis Doss, Agnes Scott College

Intern, The Hohlt Group

The Fund for American Studies strives to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit with over 80% of students receiving full or partial funding. Full scholarships are available through our Leadership Scholars Program [dcinternships.org].

The Leadership Scholars Summer Program deadline is January 15 and the Priority Deadline is February 12. To learn more and to begin an online application, please visit www.DCinternships.org [dcinternships.org]. Questions can be directed to admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.