Founded in 1967, The Fund for American Studies has sponsored academic internship programs in Washington, DC for over 40 years. Our objective is to provide a real-world professional and academic experience for college students to help prepare them for responsible leadership in the future.
TFAS sponsors six institutes for undergraduate students and one for law students in Washington, D.C. These Institutes prepare young people for leadership in the life of their communities and the nation by providing them with opportunities in the nation’s capital for enlightenment and enrichment.
These institutes are intense, combining lectures, coursework, internships, evening lectures and site briefings at key institutions of national government. Each institute offers courses for academic credit. Through the internships, students gain practical experience that prepares them for careers in public policy, journalism, international affairs, business, government and related fields.
TFAS is a qualified 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.