DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL March 12, 2019!!! - Summer 2019 International Affairs Academic Internship Program in Washington, DC.

Applications are being accepted for the Summer 2019 International Affairs Academic Internship Program in Washington, DC. Hosted by The Fund for American Studies, the program includes:

  • Undergraduate academic credit from George Mason University

  • Internship placement focused on international affairs with an organization in the Washington, DC Metro Area

  • Fully furnished housing in the heart of Washington, DC


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Please share the announcement below with undergraduate students interested in spending the summer in Washington, DC. More information their programs may be found at Please contact Colin Parks with any questions at or 202.986.0384.

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

International Affairs Academic Internship Program

Hosted by The Fund for American Studies    

Priority Deadline: February 12 - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO March 12, 2019!!!


Spend your summer in Washington, DC and prepare for your future! Students participating in the program will intern in the field of international affairs while earning academic credit in economics and foreign policy.



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. The Fund for American Studies unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper level foreign policy, government and international 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 international affairs 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.  The Fund for American Studies has been creating academic internship experiences for almost 50 years and work with over 300 top organizations in DC.


Internship placements include:

  • Embassies

  • International non-governmental organizations

  • Federal agencies

  • Congressional offices

  • Think tanks and policy groups



Who you know does matter - especially when it comes to your future job search. The Fund for American Studies comprehensive program is designed so you can make valuable professional connections and practice your networking skills in a real-world setting. 


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

  • Mentor Program

  • Professional Development Seminars

  • Roundtable Discussions + Networking Receptions

  • Site Briefings at Key Washington Institutions including the State Department, U.S. Institute of Peace and World Bank



“This program has opened my eyes to the many opportunities that exist in DC, and it has allowed me to connect with many professionals in a variety of fields. Moving forward, I now have a better vision of what direction I would like to pursue as well as the steps I need to take to begin moving in that direction.”
Tyler Russell, University of Kentucky
Intern, American Foreign Policy Council


“Through the program I was able to experience what life as a Washingtonian was really like. I met hundreds of people from the FBI and U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, Defense and State. 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


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 funding.

The Priority Deadline is February 12 - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO March 12, 2019!!! To learn more and to begin an online application, please visit Questions can be directed to or 202.986.0384.