Capital Semester in Washington, DC – Journalism Track

Published: April 5th, 2013

Category: Internships

WashingtonDCAugust 28 – December 14, 2013

*Guaranteed Internships – Courses for Credit – Housing in DC
*Priority Deadline: April 15, 2013
*Scholarship Funding Available

Spend a semester interning in the nation’s capital and gain that competitive edge. Taking advantage of a Washington, DC internship is a valuable investment in your future that will set you apart after college. The Capital Semester program, sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, includes a guaranteed internship placement, courses for transferable credit from George Mason University, and furnished housing conveniently located on Capitol Hill. Students also benefit from networking events, exclusive briefings, and guest speakers.

We’ve been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and guarantee all participants an internship placement. Your options are endless – we work with many different newspapers, magazines, online publications, news services, TV and radio stations, as well as communications firms.

Working in this powerful city will allow you to make professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. Washington, DC is the perfect place to explore a variety of career paths, and we work with each student’s unique goals and aspirations to match them with the most fitting internship site.

“Working and living in Washington, DC during such an exciting time in our nation’s history exceeded my expectations. As an aspiring broadcast journalist, I knew it was crucial for me to get work experience in the capital.”

Samantha-Jo Roth, University of Arizona
Intern, Time Warner Cable

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of June 1, 2013. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the priority deadline of April 15, 2013 in order to receive preference in admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as internship placement.

For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit Questions may be directed to Dana Faught at or 202.986.0384.