Washington DC Political Journalism Track

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

CAPITAL SEMESTER – POLITICAL JOURNALISM TRACK
WASHINGTON, D.C.
www.DCinternships.org/CSPJ
EARLY DEADLINE: October 1, 2015
FINAL DEADLINE: November 5, 2015

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, Capital Semester combines substantive journalism and communications internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by top policy experts and journalists. This fast-paced, fifteen-week residential program provides undergraduate students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge intoday’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

SAMPLE PAST INTERNSHIP SITES

  • Houston Chronicle
  • K-global Public Relations
  • Kipling News Service
  • NBC Nightly News
  • Politics Magazine
  • Radio America
  • Voice of America
  • The Washington Examiner
  • WJLA ABC 7 News
  • WTOP News Radio

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

  • Internships – Competitive placements with print and broadcast media outlets as well as PR and communications firms
  • Housing – Roommate matching and furnished Capitol Hill apartments in the heart of D.C.
  • Classes – Full-time course load in accredited by George Mason University
  • Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top policy experts and working journalists
  • Site Briefings – At USA Today, the Newseum, World Bank, State Department and U.S. Capitol
  • Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
  • Networking – 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

EARLY DEADLINE – 5% DISCOUNT

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Final Deadline of November 5, 2015. Students are encouraged to apply for the early deadline of October 1, 2015 to receive a 5% discount on their tuition balance as well as priority internship placement. Detailed information on the program may be found at www.DCinternships.org/CSPJ.

For more information and an online application, please visit our website www.DCinternships.org/CSPJ or contact Matthew Phister, Capital Semester Coordinator at mphister@tfas.org or 202-986-0384.

Fund For American Studies
1621 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009