CAPITAL SEMESTER – POLITICAL JOURNALISM TRACK SPRING 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C.
www.DCinternships.org/CSPJ
EARLY DEADLINE: October 1, 2013
FINAL DEADLINE: November 5, 2013

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, 15-week residential program provides undergraduate students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

SAMPLE PAST INTERNSHIP SITES
· Gannett News Service
· Houston Chronicle
· K-global Public Relations
· 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 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

EARLY DEADLINE – 5% DISCOUNT
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of Nov. 5. Students are encouraged to apply for the early deadline of Oct. 1, 2013 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 Dana Faught, recruitment and admissions manager, at dfaught@tfas.org or 202-986-0384.