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Applications now being accepted for Spring 2019 Capital Semester program in Washington, D.C.

Posted on: September 14th, 2018 by ldrucker

The Fund for American Studies is now accepting applications for the Spring 2019 Capital Semester program in Washington, D.C. The spring program will be focused on international affairs and public policy. Capital Semester is sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and provides 12 academic credits from George Mason University.

Mary Stankus, director of recruitment and admissions, said the early application deadline is Oct. 5. Students who apply for this deadline will receive a 5 percent discount on their tuition balance and priority consideration for scholarships. The final deadline is Nov. 9.

This comprehensive program includes internship placements in the fields of international affairs and public policy, courses for 12 academic credits through George Mason University, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by foreign and domestic policy experts, and furnished housing in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

PAST INTERNSHIP SITES – INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC POLICY
• Atlas Economic Research Foundation
• Capitol Hill and Congressional Offices
• Center for European Policy Analysis
• Center for Strategic and International Studies
• Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute
• Council on Hemispheric Affairs
• Foreign Embassies
• Peace Corps
• U.S. Department of the Treasury
• Women in Government
• World Vision

PROGRAM COMPONENTS
Internships – Competitive placements with international affairs organizations, government agencies, congressional offices, policy groups and non-governmental organizations
Housing – Roommate matching and furnished Capitol Hill apartments in the heart of D.C.
Classes – Full-time course load with credit provided through George Mason University, including courses on international economic policy and constitutional interpretation
Guest Lectures + Exclusive Site Briefings – With Washington’s top foreign policy and economics experts, including visits to the State Department and Capitol Hill
Professional Development + Networking – Mentoring and career building activities, as well as interaction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around the world
Scholarships – Generous scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need and over 75% of students receive scholarship funding

Visit www.DCinternships.org/Alumni to read more testimonials from past program participants. For more information, visit www.DCinternships.org/CS or contact Stankus at mstankus@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

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