Internship with Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, D.C.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ) in Washington, DC. Please forward the announcement below to any students who may be interested in spending this summer in our nation’s capital.

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies in partnership with George Mason University, the program is an 8-week summer academic internship program that offers undergraduate students real-world experience in journalism or public relations through:

• An internship placement at a news outlet or public relations firm
• Courses for credit in economics, journalism and public policy
• Exclusive lectures, briefings and professional development seminars
• Housing in the heart of Washington, DC

Students should apply by March 14 for admission and scholarship consideration. Visit for more information on the program and to begin an online application.

Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have any questions, I may be reached at or 202.986.0384


Joseph Starrs
Director, Institute on Political Journalism
The Fund for American Studies


LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. in Washington, DC
Institute on Political Journalism
June 3 – July 28, 2017
Final Deadline: March 14
** Scholarship Funding Still Available**

There has never been a more exciting and interesting time to be a journalism or public relations intern in Washington, DC. As the new administration works to get their team in place and implement their agenda headline breaking news is happening around the clock!

“I can honestly say that without IPJ I would not be where I am today. You won’t find a better internship program in D.C.”
Aubree Weaver
Le Moyne College
Producer, POLITICO

Spend your summer gaining real-world experience on the job and in the classroom

Set yourself apart when it comes time to finding your first job after graduation by interning with a newspaper, magazine, news service, corporate or PR organization. You will maximize your time this summer by also taking courses for 3 to 9 transferable credits from George Mason University.

As part of our comprehensive program, all participants will receive an internship placement. Our staff works to place you with an organization that fits your skills and career goals.

Picture yourself this summer:

• Covering the latest legislative battle by attending a hearing or Press Conference on Capitol Hill.
• Standing on the steps of Supreme Court as protestors exercise their first amendment rights.
• Attending a national security press conference at the Pentagon.
• Planning and developing a social media campaign for a client at a dynamic DC PR firm.
• Meeting experienced reporters at a lunch at The National Press Club.
• Writing a news story about new member of Congress.
• Doing “man on the street” interviews on the National Mall.
• Videotaping the Presidential Motorcade on your cellphone as it races down Pennsylvania Avenue.

You will live in the heart of Washington, DC
• Just steps from the White House, State Department and National Monuments.
• Furnished apartments are on campus at George Washington University.

Apply today – there are still scholarship awards to be granted:
• More than 70% of students receive funding
• Awards are determined on the basis of financial need and merit
• Average awards of $1,000 to $4,500

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 14. To learn more about the programs and to begin an online application, please visit Questions may be directed to 202.986.0384 or

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