Live, Learn + Intern in Washington DC

Summer 2018 Institutes in Washington, DC

Full Scholarship Available for Student from the Dutch Caribbean
Application Deadline – January 22, 2018

Through the generous support of the Netherland-America Foundation, The Fund for American Studies has 1 full scholarship available for a student from the Dutch Caribbean to attend one of the five summer institutes offered in Washington, DC.

The two month summer program includes an internship placement in Washington DC, academic credit from George Mason University, housing in furnished apartments in the heart of DC on George Washington University’s campus, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking. The scholarship covers full tuition and a living stipend for the duration of the program. The application deadline is January 22, 2018.

Live, Learn + Intern in Washington DC

TFAS’ summer programs in Washington enable students to get a firsthand look at the American system of government by living, learning, and interning in DC for the summer.

The following Institutes will be held from June 2 – July 27, 2018 in Washington, DC:

  • Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES): For students interested in economics, politics and government
  • Institute on Economics and International Affairs (IEIA): For students interested in international affairs and economics
  • Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ): For students interested in journalism or communications
  • Institute on Business and Government Affairs (IBGA): For students interested in how business influences government and the political process
  • Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS): For students interested in non-governmental organizations or civil society

LIVE: Furnished housing on George Washington University’s campus, just steps from the White House and Department of State, as well as the Foggy Bottom Metrorail station.

LEARN: Academic courses in economics, international affairs and government with transferable credit through George Mason University. GMU was recently named one of the top 100 research universities in the U.S. by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Classes are held in state-of-the-art facilities at George Mason University’s Arlington campus, conveniently located just four Metro stops away from student housing.

INTERN: Internships for approximately 30 hours per week with public policy groups, nonprofit organizations, and think tanks throughout the Washington area. Each site is accessible to public transportation, making it easy to get from home to work to class and back again.

CONNECT: Site briefings at key Washington institutions, guest lectures featuring policy experts, networking events with experts in journalism, business, public policy, international affairs and the nonprofit sector who engage students in weekly dialogues held on campus and at locations such as the World Bank and Capitol Hill.

Scholarship and Application Information

1 full scholarship is available through the generous support of the Netherland-America Foundation. Full scholarship funding covers tuition and housing, but does not cover meals, personal expenses and transportation to and from the United States.

All students must complete the online application available at and follow the specific application instructions for international students. Detailed may be found here.

The application deadline for Dutch students is January 22, 2018.

Questions regarding the programs or the application process may be directed to Mallie Woodfin, Recruitment and Admissions Manager, at or 202-986-0384.