Internships offer students the ability to see how they might use their history degree after graduation. History majors work for museums, public and private schools, city and county government offices, law firms, investment companies, charitable organizations, and historical societies.
Spend your summer in Washington, DC and prepare for your future! The 8-week program allows students to intern in the field of public policy while earning academic credit in economics and government.
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. Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper level government, foreign policy and 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 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. We have been creating academic internship experiences for almost 50 years and work with over 300 top organizations in DC.
Internship placements include:
• Federal agencies
• Congressional offices
• Policy groups and think tanks
• Government relations offices
• Non-governmental and nonprofit organizations
Who you know does matter – especially when it comes to your future job search. Our comprehensive program is designed so you can make valuable professional connections and practice your networking skills in a real-world setting.
We offer a number of networking opportunities to enhance your internship experience and maximize your time in DC:
• Mentor Program with DC professionals
• Professional Development Seminars
• Roundtable Discussions + Networking Receptions
• Site Briefings at key Washington Institutions including Capitol Hill, Federal Reserve and State Department
“Every week there’s something new, something that will help my future wherever it may lead. Everything from meeting TFAS alumni to hearing what grad school recruiters are looking for has helped me understand what I want to do with my future. I have made several professional contacts through these events and have already started to reach out to them. There is no way I could have been able to interact with this variety of people just going through the summer with a normal D.C. internship.”
Conner Foote, William Jewell College
Intern, Navajo Nation
“My internship was an amazing opportunity; not only did I get to develop skills that are crucial in the professional world, but it opened doors that I can access in the future. It gave me the opportunity to meet individuals that provided me with new perspectives on the field I am interested in.”
Dacia Medley, Florida Atlantic University
Intern, U.S. Department of Agriculture
FULL/PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS + APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
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 full or partial funding. Full scholarships are available through our Leadership Scholars Program.
The Leadership Scholars Summer Program deadline is January 15 and the Priority Deadline is February 12. To learn more and to begin an online application, please visitwww.DCinternships.org. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.986.0384.
Position Available: Blair Academy announces an opening for a Wintersession Teaching Intern. We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, collegial and mature college senior who wishes to work for 3 weeks (January 5-26) with a diverse group of high school students and adults in a dynamic and collaborative academic setting. The intern will be housed in the guest room of a Blair faculty member, and all meals will be provided. The strongest applicants will have the following qualifications:
How to Apply: First, send a résumé expressing your interest to Lorry Perry, Dean of Faculty, at email@example.com. Follow up with an e-mail including a letter of interest, transcripts (which may be unofficial) and 2-3 letters of recommendation.
Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors Society) Conference: April 27, 2019
The Alpha Xi Gamma Chapter at Dominican College in Orangeburg, New York cordially invites you to the 2019 Phi Alpha Theta New York-New Jersey Regional Conference, which will be held on Saturday, April 27 starting at 10:15 a.m. Call for Papers: All faculty and chapter members are invited to submit paper proposals on topics of interest. Panels currently are open and will be finalized based on paper submissions. Possible topics include regional studies such as the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Thematic studies in areas such as Historiography, Diplomacy, Military History, Public History, and Digital History are also welcome. Paper proposals should be submitted as an abstract of no more than 500 words. The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday, January 31. All presentations must be between 15 and 30 minutes in duration. Papers for accepted proposals should be submitted no later than Friday, March 15.
NCUR (NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION)
Present your research at a national conference with undergraduates from around the United States. The college funds travel and registration expenses. Apply in mid-October.
THE ELIE WIESEL FOUNDATION PRIZE IN ETHICS ESSAY CONTEST 2019 PAPER DEADLINE DEC. 14
Five prizes for undergraduate essays on any topic related to ethics and ethical problems.