Summer Journalism and Communication Internships in DC

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West side view of the United States Capitol building.
West side view of the United States Capitol building.

Institute on Political Journalism
Washington, DC: June 4 – July 29, 2016

*Guaranteed Internships – Courses for Credit – Housing in DC
*Priority Deadline for Scholarships: February 10, 2016
*Final Deadline: March 16, 2016
*Generous Scholarship Funding Available

Looking to jump start your career in journalism or communication? Get meaningful hands-on work experience by spending a summer interning in the nation’s capital!

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

• A guaranteed internship placement with a media outlet or PR firm
• 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

They’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 100 different newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations, trade publications, as well as corporate and nonprofit PR 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.

Below you’ll find just a sampling of their past internship sites:
• CBS Radio
• CRC Public Relations
• Homeland Security Today magazine
• kglobal Public Relations
• Telemundo
• The Hill Newspaper
• The National Crime Prevention Council
• The Washington Examiner
• U.S. News & World Report

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 16, 2016. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the priority deadline of February 10, 2016 to receive preference in admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as internship placement. They award almost 1 million dollars in scholarship funding annually and awards are made on the basis of financial need and merit.

Applicants may apply for a full scholarship through the Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship awards program. 4 will be available for Summer 2016. More information may be found here:

For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384.