The Fund for American Studies is accepting applications from undergraduate students that are looking for summer opportunities in the public policy or international affairs arena. The program is for 8 weeks, and is in Washington, DC. There is scholarship funding based on financial need and merit is still available for qualified students.
Participants will earn up to 9 credits from George Mason University, live in furnished apartments in downtown DC, and are guaranteed internships with federal agencies, think tanks, government affairs offices, policy groups, embassies, NGO’s and congressional offices. The application deadline for the summer 2013 programs has been extended until March 26.
The below list includes some of the activities and projects that The Fund for American Studies says past interns have assisted on:
- Develop a strategic marketing plan for your client who is lobbying for a bill on Capitol Hill.
- Research data for a report on bio-terrorism threats and other national security concerns.
- Attend a Congressional briefing and write a summary for your organization’s newsletter.
- Visit the World Bank headquarters to learn about international aid and development.
- Walk down K Street and see the epicenter of business and government affairs.
- Attend a strategy meeting with coalition groups advocating for clean energy policies.
- Sit on the floor of the House of Representatives and hear from Congressmen about pending legislation.
- Attend a briefing at the U.S. Department of State and hear from those making and implementing U.S. Foreign Policy.
- Help prepare a briefing book for your boss who will be testifying in an important Congressional hearing.
- Tour the House and Senate office buildings with top lobbyists advocating the interests of their clients.
- Tour an embassy and hear from foreign diplomats.
To contact admissions staff, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-986-0384. The online application may be found at www.DCinternships.org.