DC Internships



Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service


Summer 2015 ~ Two program options: 4-week or 8-week

Final Application Deadline: March 17

Looking for a way to make a difference? Come to Washington, DC and have an impact this summer!


LIVE in the heart of Washington, DC, the city that attracts as many as 40,000 interns a year.

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 are provided as part of our comprehensive program.

LEARN what it takes to be an effective leader through academic coursework and professional development opportunities.

Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper-level courses. Earn 3 to 9academic credits through courses accredited by George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other prestigious universities.

Outside of class, you will experience the following leadership and professional development activities:

  • Guest Lecture Series featuring Public Policy Experts, Humanitarians & Philanthropists
  • Mentor Program with DC Professionals
  • Professional Development Seminars
  • Roundtable Discussions & Networking Receptions
  • Behind-the-Scene Briefings at Key Washington Institutions

INTERN with a nonprofit organization and work on the front-lines to solving local and national issues.

You are guaranteed an internship placement. We have been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and work with local and national nonprofit organizations across all issue areas including education, environment, healthcare, homelessness/hunger, women’s issues and more. Our staff works closely with you to find the best internship match for your interests and qualifications.

SERVE the greater DC community through service projects and fundraising events.

Take part in hands-on service projects mentoring at-risk youth, revitalizing urban green spaces, tackling public health issues and much more. In addition to direct service, you’ll get to impact the community through a student-led grant process: plan fundraisers to raise money for a local charity of your selection.




Visit www.DCinternships.org/IPVS to begin an online application today. Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 17, 2015.

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 aid.

Questions may be directed to IPVS Program Manager Jesse Schaefer, at jschaefer@tfas.org or202.986.0384.


City Internships

My name is Lewis and I run City Internships – we organise global internship programs for students looking to gain valuable work experience across London, Los Angeles, New York and Hong Kong.

Undergraduates and graduates can apply via www.city-internships.com/apply.

We have received a tremendous number of applications from exceptionally impressive students since the application process for the summer program opened in November.

Consequently, the application process for the Hong Kong programs will be closing earlier than scheduled. The application process for the London, New York and Los Angeles programs remains open.

I would also like to draw your and, by extension, your student’s attention to our 2015 Stock Market Challenge, which provides an opportunity for participants to learn about investing in the stock market and gain sponsorship to participate in the 2015 Summer Internship Program.

For reference, I have also included details below pertaining to:

  1. 2015 Stock Market Challenge
  2. 2015 Program Status (by location)
  3. 2015 Global Internship Program – General Information

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions.

American Councils Local Coordinator

My name is Jeni St John and I work with US Government-sponsored scholarship students at American Councils for International Education, an international non-profit dedicated to academic exchanges and research.

We are currently recruiting Local Coordinators in Michigan to enjoy a flexible, part-time position working with bright, young, and motivated international students. An American Councils Local Coordinator joins a community of coordinators across the US that support scholarship students who come to the US and live with an American host family for a full school year.

If you believe that working with our scholarship students would be of interest to your college’s alumni, colleagues, or graduate students, please forward this message with the attached flyer which contains more information about becoming a Local Coordinator. I would also be happy to send brochures and other materials for you to provide to interested parties. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email at jstjohn@americancouncils.org or phone at 202-833-7522.

UofM Internship Fair

College Democrats would like to invite the members of the Program in International and Comparative Studies to our annual Internship Fair on Saturday February 21st. We’ll have representatives from various campaigns, organizations, and programs seeking talented, progressive students for their open summer internship positions. Now that it’s 2015, your members are needed more than ever to help create change in our state and beyond. Some of our participants include:

+ The Office of Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

+ The Office of Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

+ The Office of Congressional Candidate Gretchen Driskell

+ The Office of Senator Rebekah Warren

+ The Office of Rep. Jeff Irwin

+ The Michigan Democratic Party

+ Michigan in Washington

+ And more!

The Internship Fair is 12:00-2:00pm in the Anderson Room of the Michigan Union. Students are encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes. Refreshments will be provided.

Capital Semester in Washington, DC: International Affairs & Public Policy

We are accepting applications for the International Affairs and Public Policy track of the Fall 2014 Capital Semester programs in Washington, DC. Please pass the announcement below to students who may be interested in spending a semester interning and earning credit in the nation’s capital.

Students will earn 12 credits and are guaranteed an internship in their area of interest. Please encourage students to apply for the Fall Semester early application deadline of March 1 to receive priority scholarship consideration and a 5% tuition discount.

More information on our program may be found at www.DCinternships.org/CS. Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have any questions, I may be reached at dfaught@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.


Dana Faught

Associate Director, Recruitment and Admissions

U.S. Programs

The Fund for American Studies


Capital Semester in Washington, DC
International Affairs & Public Policy

Fall: August 26 – December 11, 2015
Spring: January 13 – April 30, 2016


*Guaranteed Internships – Courses for Credit – Housing in DC

*Fall Semester Early Deadline: March 1, 2015

*Scholarship Funding Available

Spend a semester in Washington, DC making an investment in your future that will help set you apart after college.  This comprehensive program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies includes a guaranteed internship placement in the fields of international affairs and public policy, courses for transferablecredit, and furnished housing the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C.


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 international affairs organizations, federal agencies, policy groups, and government relations offices.

A few examples of past internship placements include:

  • Atlas Economic Research Foundation
  • Center for European Policy Analysis
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute
  • Embassy of Brazil
  • Federal Aviation Association
  • Peace Corps
  • Student Conservation Association
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Women in Government
  • World Vision


Who you know does matter – especially when it comes to your future job search. Our programs are designed to allow students to make valuable professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. You can participate in a mentor program, as well as roundtable discussions and networking receptions with program alumni.


Washington, DC is the perfect place to explore a variety of career paths while enjoying a vibrant arts and culture scene. Take advantage of the free Smithsonian museums, many musical and theatre performances, as well as sports events. You can explore DC and meet fellow program participants through program-planned social activities including a guided tour of the monuments, a day trip to Mt. Vernon, ice staking at the national sculpture garden, and outing to the National Zoo.


Earn 12 academic credits from the DC Metro Area’s George Mason University. In 2012, Mason was ranked #1 Up and Coming University by U.S. News and World Report. Capital Semester has a curriculum that is designed to complement the internship experience.

The classes include an economics course on international economic policy and a government course on constitutional interpretation.


You will have a front row seat to a variety of exclusive briefings and uniquely D.C. events, allowing you to further explore your career field, make important professional connections and have fun while doing so.

You will have the chance to attend once in a lifetime tours and hear from leaders within such powerful institutions as the State Department, U.S. Congress, White House, World Bank and the Pentagon.


Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Fall 2015 final deadline of June 1, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the early deadline of March 1, 2015 in order to receive preference in admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as a 5% tuition discount. The early deadline for Spring 2016 isOctober 1.

There is a substantial amount of scholarship funding available, and awards are made based on financial need and merit.

For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit www.DCinternships.org/CS. Questions may be directed to Dana Faught at dfaught@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

OSU Journal of Politics & International Affairs

Hello, my name is Wesley Swanson and I am a member of Ohio State University’s Journal of Politics & International Affairs!  We are currently looking for submissions for our upcoming journal, and would like you to pass along this wonderful opportunity to your students.  I’ve provided below some information on the process.

The Journal of Politics & International Affairs(JPIA) is seeking qualified student submissions to be published in the Spring 2015 issue. JPIA is a student-run journal that publishes papers written by undergraduate students in the areas of Political Science, International Studies, Economics, Public Affairs, Sociology and related fields. Publication in the Journal is an opportunity to reach a wider audience outside of the class, as well as a learning experience through the editing and feedback process. We seek to publish high quality papers that address current events and relevant subjects in the area of politics and international affairs. Ideal submissions are both informative and argumentative, with well-developed theses and strong mechanics.

The Journal typically publishes 10-20 page essays written for upper-level courses, however we welcome submissions of any length and topic that falls within the scope of the journal. All majors and class ranks are invited.

If this opportunity is of interest to you, we highly encourage you to submit a paper for publication to journalupso@gmail.com. The deadline is March 1, 2015​, and submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. ​Please send your submission as a Word Document, or a similarly accessible format, with the title of the paper as the file name. ​​

Journal of Politics & International Affairs – Ohio State University​​

Summer 2015 Israel and Palestine Internship Program

Summer 2015 Israel and Palestine Internship Program:

An Applied Workshop in Civil Society, Politics and Conflict Resolution

Dates: June 4 – August 7, 2015 
Application Deadline: February 27, 2015
Program Director: Yehuda Lukacs, PhD (see bio)

Dear Colleague:

We invite your students to participate in our Summer 2015 Israel and Palestine Internship Program: An Applied Workshop in Civil Society, Politics and Conflict Resolution,June 4 to August 7, 2015. Participation is is open to undergraduate and graduate students, offering 9 undergraduate and 6 graduate credits in multiple disciplines.

The nine-week program begins with a one-week intensive seminar in Jerusalem. The internship component follows with eight weeks of a full-time internship placement (5 days/week, 8 hours/day) in either an Israeli or a Palestinian organization. (Previous internship locations include: Jerusalem, Ramallah, Tel Aviv, Nazareth, the Galilee, and Bethlehem. Themat.)

The internships are related to Conflict Resolution, Politics, Communication, Environmental Studies, Peace Studies, International Relations, Human Rights, Sociology/Anthropology, Economics, or Business and Finance in Israel and Palestine.

The program offers a unique life-changing opportunity to obtain hands-on experience working in Israel and/or the Palestinian territories. Students participate in daytoday activities, learning about the complexity of daily life in in Israel and Palestine.

Thematically, this program introduces students to underlying dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Students learn firsthand about the socio-political climate in each society, and current issues affecting the diplomatic process. Participants interact with ordinary Israelis and Palestinians, whose lives are shaped by the conflict, thus leading to a deeper appreciation of the multiple factors constituting this protracted conflict. Learning is approached through an interdisciplinary pedagogy where political agreements are presented as necessary, but viewed as insufficient to credible and transformative peace. Students have the opportunity to interact directly with stakeholders, including NGO’s, the private sector, educational institutions, government officials, and international organizations which often present conflicting and contradictory perspectives on various aspects of the conflict.

The aim of this program is to allow students to experience firsthand how the conflict has shaped the lives of ordinary citizens and their respective communities. It is expected each student will complete the program with a deeper understanding of the causes of, and myriad perspectives on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Students should also be able to develop a comparative analytical framework for analyzing inter-communal conflicts, apply theory to practice, and examine multiple dimensions of the conflict that could be applied to other conflict zones as well.

Principal Program Themes
  • Role of conflicting historical narratives
  • Conflict dynamics
  • Roots of violence
  • Role of culture
  • Nationalism, ideology and religion
  • Mythology and history
  • Role of external parties
  • Conflict resolution, transformation, and peace building
  • Role of economics, business, and trade in conflict resolution
  • The meaning of sustainable development
  • Identity and land
  • Role of NGOs
  • Professional culture in Israel and Palestine: role of the workplace
Apply by the February 27, 2015 deadline. To request additional program information, contact Mary Getsey Bernier at George Mason University, Center for Global Education.
Program Director: Yehuda Lukacs, PhD

Yehuda Lukacs is Associate Provost for International Programs and Director of the Center for Global Education. He also teaches International Relations and History at George Mason University. He has taught at the School of International Service at American University, and the University of Maryland at Baltimore County. In January 2002, he was a visiting professor of International Relations at University College Cork, Ireland. He has published several articles and books dealing with contemporary international relations and Arab-Israeli affairs.

George Mason University
Center for Global Education
Johnson Center, Room 235
4400 University Drive, MS 2B8
Fairfax, VA 22030voice 703-993-2154
fax 703-993-2153
email cge@gmu.edu