DC Internships

LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. Programs in Washington, DC

Spring and Summer 2015




November 21 – Extended Deadline for Capital Semester Spring 2015

December 10 – Early Deadline for Summer 2015 (5% tuition discount)


**Guaranteed Internships – Courses for Credit – Furnished Housing**

**Generous Scholarships Available**

Gain that competitive edge in the fields of public policy, journalism, international affairs, business or the nonprofit sector by interning in the city where history is made.

Taking advantage of a Washington, DC internship is a valuable investment in your future that will set you apart after college. The comprehensive programs sponsored by The Fund for American Studies include:

  • A guaranteed internship placement
  • Courses for transferable credit from George Mason University
  • Furnished housing conveniently located close to Metro rail stations and key attractions in Washington
  • Networking events, exclusive briefings, guest speakers and a mentor program



We’ve been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and guarantee all participants an internship placement. Your options are endless – we work with over 300 different federal agencies, policy groups, international affairs organizations, media outlets, public affairs firms, government relations offices, and nonprofit organizations.

Working in this powerful city will allow you to make professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. Washington, DC is the perfect place to explore a variety of career paths, and we work with each student’s unique goals and aspirations to match them with the most fitting internship site.


Applications are being accepted for the Spring Semester until November 21. Applicants for the Summer Programs are encouraged to apply for the early deadline of December 10, 2014 in order to receive preference in admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as a 5% tuition discount.


We award more scholarship funding than any other DC program and strive 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 70% of students receiving full or partial funding.

For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit www.DCinternships.org. Questions may be directed toadmissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.


Manna Project International Ecuador

Join Manna Project International for a Spring Break Volunteer Trip to Ecuador!

When: February 28th-March 8th

For a week in an Ecuadorian community, we will help women empower their lives through mentorship. We will focus on women’s health, employment rights, healthy body image, self-esteem and more!

All are welcome! For more information, contact Manna Project International at mannatrip@umich.edu


This is a part-time 14-hours per week telecommuting internship. The internship is 4-months and responsible for leading public and political outreach in the state and district assigned to. Must be available Monday’s 4:30-6:00 PM PST for The Borgen Project’s national conference call.

– Meet with members of Congress and/or Congressional staffers in your State and District.
– Represent The Borgen Project at various business, political and community events.
– Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
– Mobilize individuals to contact their members of Congress in support of key poverty-reduction legislation.
– As needed, speak to groups, classes and organizations.
– Write letters of support for key programs to political leaders, media and other groups.

– Outstanding writing skills.
– Self-starter who can produce great results with limited supervision.
– Strong oral communication skills and ability to lead meetings and give speeches.

To Apply: To be considered for the Political Affairs Internship, please email your resume to openings@borgenproject.org.

2015 Summit

Time is running out to lead a Delegation to the 2015 Summit!| Click here to view in a browser.


Invitation #S7015
Dear Robert Franzese,

With another winter break quickly approaching, now is the time to confirm your university’s attendance at the 2015 US-China Student Summit. Delegations from more than 40 campuses across the United States have signed on to represent their schools and their country in Shanghai in May; how will your university get involved?

As you know, international education and cross-cultural awareness are increasingly important to potential employers and graduate programs. The concepts you teach in the classroom will be paramount to your students’ success; now you have the additional opportunity to help them add an invaluable international experience to their resumes!

Watch our video to see how the Summit impacts students!

  • Meet one-on-one with Chinese peers to build networks and improve cross-cultural understanding.
  • Understand the importance of the US-China relationship through hearing from notable American and Chinese speakers.
  • Visit a Chinese school to understand differences in our countries’ educational systems.
  • See firsthand many of the historical landmarks and cultural traditions that have been part of Chinese society for thousands of years.

In addition to the cultural knowledge and immersive experience students will gain during their attendance at the Summit, we are pleased to offer students the opportunity to extend their stay in China for an optional 4- or 8-week internship in Shanghai. Please visitwww.chinastudentsummit.org/internships to learn more.

Time is running out to secure your university’s space for the 2015 Summit and for students to take advantage of available need-based scholarships. WorldStrides can ensure space availability for delegations who sign up prior to the December 15 registration deadline; after this date, reservations will be taken on a space-available basis. Contact us today to start planning your delegation!


US-China Student Summit
Phone: 855-868-5493
Email: studentsummit@worldstrides.org

“The US-China relationship is the most important relationship of the 21st century. We must ensure that our next generation of leaders—including the students participating in the Summit—have the skills to compete, collaborate and succeed in a global economy; this means understanding China. “

— Carola McGiffert, President of the 100,000 Strong Foundation

Go Global with Ross!

Apply By December 1st!

All U-M undergraduates can add an international business edge to their education. Start your application on M-Compass today!

In today’s increasingly globalized society, a real-world understanding of international business strategies or a high-quality internship abroad can benefit you in your career pursuit. Explore all Global Initiatives programs on M-Compass (search “Ross”) to determine which international opportunity is right for you! Funding is available for all students!

Want to learn more? 

Apply by Dec. 1: Cultural Vistas internships (Germany only) & IAESTE (engineering)

The non-profit organization known as Cultural Vistas offers a wide range of internship-abroad programs, many of which are either paid or supported by scholarships.  Cultural Vistas is affiliated with U-M’s German department.

Four Cultural Vistas programs have a ​deadline of Monday, December 1 (see below for announcement from Cultural Vistas with links).​

Three take place in Germany; IAESTE internships are for Engineering and science students only and are offered worldwide​.​

​Undergraduates, graduate/professional students and current students who will graduate are all eligible.

​Note that the academic-year​ Congress-Bundestag program is open to students as well as alumni​ between the age of 18-24!

Peggy Wunderwald-Jensen, who is the Cultural Vistas Midwest​ representative and a faculty member in U-M’s German department, will be happy to respond via e-mail to ​any questions you may have.

​(Bill Nolting, U-M International Center​)

  • Summer Internships in Germany 2015

Placement program open to U.S. students and international students in all fields; internships are 2-3 months; mostly paid in Germany. Scholarships available.

German language skills required.


Paid internship opportunities for students majoring in technical fields (U.S. citizens and international students); selected from a network of 80 member countries; generally 2-3 months in the summer (fall and long-term internships are also available).

Foreign language skill requirements vary by position. Most positions only require English.


Full year, reciprocal work-study scholarship program providing 75 U.S. students and young professionals with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. Scholarship includes round-trip transatlantic flight, university tuition, language training, living stipend, and program-related travel costs in Germany. Current students, graduating seniors and alumni ages 18-24 are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Prior knowledge of German language helpful but not required.


EMGIP offers internship opportunities at state parliaments (“Landtage”) across Germany’s 16 state capitals. The program encourages applications by students (with US or Canadian citizenship)  with a background in a field related to Public Policy, International Relations, Public Administration, Political Science, Law, Business, Economics, European Studies, German Studies, or Journalism. A monthly stipend of EUR 670 is provided.
High intermediate German language skills required.


Peggy Wunderwald-Jensen

Lecturer, Germanic Languages and Literatures

Midwest Representative, Cultural Vistas

University of Michigan

812 East Washington, MLB 3416

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: pwjensen@umich.edu or


Master of Arts in European Union Studies- Apply now!

Master of Arts in European Union Studies- Apply now!

The European Union Center (EUC) at the University of Illinois offers the only Master of Arts in European Union Studies (MAEUS) program in the United States. Five full-time staff members support small cohorts of students with academic and professional guidance, funding opportunities through Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships and assistantships, and the connecting of students with UI’s world-class faculty and weekly visiting officials and scholars on campus.

MAEUS alumni have a 100% employment rate within 6 months of graduation and land jobs in business, government, higher education, and non-profits.

Why choose the MAEUS program?

  • Studies draw from a wide range of disciplines.
  • Students can pursue joint degrees with professional schools like business and law.
  • Students have the opportunity to study the EU firsthand through exclusive and preferred access to internships with organizations such as the Illinois Trade Commission, European Parliament Liaison Office, US State Department, and more.
  • The program offers study abroad opportunities with multiple institutions throughout the EU.
  • Funding opportunities include FLAS fellowships and EUC graduate assistantships, which provide tuition waivers and stipends.

The MAEUS program has rolling admissions. For fall 2015 entry, priority deadlines for full consideration to receive financial aid are:

International students – January 1, 2015
US citizens and permanent residents – January 15, 2015

For more information on the application and how to apply please visit: http://euc.illinois.edu/academic/admissions.html

Or contact the EU Center at eucenter@illinois.edu or 217-265-7515.