Summer 2017 Internship at the Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC

Summer 2017 Internship at the Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DCJournalism + Communications Internships – the Ultimate DC Experience!

DC Journalism + PR/Communications Internships – Dec. 6 Early Deadline

Now accepting applications for the Summer 2017 Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC. The program includes:
· Undergraduate academic credit from George Mason University
· Internship placement with an organization in the Washington, DC Metro Area
· Fully furnished on-campus housing in the heart of Washington, DC

Institute on Political Journalism
June 3 – July 28, 2017
Early Application Deadline: December 6, 2016 – 5% tuition discount

Spend your summer in Washington, DC and prepare for your future! The 8-week program allows students to intern in the fields of journalism, public relations and communication while earning academic credit.

NC State PRSSA Member Josie Detomo shares, “I did this program this past summer and it was very rewarding! If you want to send my email out to people if anyone has any questions then you can do so! I worked at a PR Firm called kglobal in the Foggy Bottom area in DC! Just wanted to let you know! Thanks!”

Each year, Washington, DC attracts many journalism student interns who are all passionate about politics, getting the story straight and learning the ins and outs of the news business.

You will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University. Fully furnished housing and roommate matching is provided as part of our comprehensive program.

Earn course credit while you intern! You will earn 3 to 9 academic credits this summer. Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DCexperience with upper level ethics, government and economics courses. Academic course credit is provided through George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other top local universities.

A journalism or communications internship is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. Based on your interests and skills, you will be placed in an internship in the Washington, DC area. We have been creating academic internship experiences for over 45 years and work with over 300 top organizations in DC.

Internship placements include:
· PR and communication firms
· Newspapers and magazines
· TV and radio stations
· Online publications
· News Services

Who you know does matter – especially when it comes to your future job search. Our comprehensive program is designed so you can makevaluable professional connections with working journalists and practice your networking skills in a real-world setting.

We offer a number of networking opportunities to enhance your internship experience and maximize your time in DC:
· Mentor Program with DC media and PR professionals
· Professional Development Seminars
· Roundtable Discussions & Networking Receptions
· Site Briefings at Key Washington Institutions including the National Press Club and Capitol Hill

APPLY NOW – 5% Discount
Make plans for your summer! Visit to begin an online application today. Apply by the early deadline of December 6 to receive priority admissions and scholarship consideration as well as a 5% tuition discount.

We strive to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarship awards are granted based on need and merit with over 70% of students receiving full or partial funding.

Questions may be directed to admissions at or 202.986.0384.

More information about these programs may be found at

Contact Information:
Joe Starrs
Director, Institute on Political Journalism
U.S. Programs
The Fund for American Studies
jstarrs at


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