The Fund for American Studies Annoucements

By Ed Woodward| November 11, 2015

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Special Lecture Event and Internship Announcement

You are invited to attend the Free Markets, Individual Liberty & Civil Society lecture, taking place next Wednesday, November 18 at 3:30pm.

The speaker will be Fred Barnes, cofounder and executive editor of The Weekly Standard.  He was also senior editor and White House correspondent for the New Republic from 1985-1995. Mr. Barnes has appeared as a guest speaker on the Fox News Channel, Nightline, Meet the Press, Face the Nation and the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.   

This event will be held in the Capitol Visitors Center in room 201-00 (East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004) on Capitol Hill. Mr. Barnes will be introduced by Senator Ben Sasse and refreshments will be served after the lecture.

Please RSVP to by 12:00pm on Tuesday, November 17. Walk ins will only be accepted with a valid Capitol Hill ID.  

Click here for more information.

***********INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT ***********

Capital Semester in Washington, DC
Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies

Special Extended Application Deadline – November 18
***Scholarship Funding Available***

Do you have plans yet for this spring? Have you thought about spending 15 weeks in Washington, DC completing an internship and earning 12 credits from George Mason University?

The extended application deadline for the spring 2016 Capital Semester in Washington, DC is November 18. There is still plenty of time to apply – there are many exciting internship opportunities available and generous scholarship funding to be awarded.

Spend your semester gaining real-world experience that will help set you apart when it comes time to find your first job after graduation. Here are some examples of intern projects that you could work on next semester:

• Develop a strategic marketing plan for your client who is lobbying for a bill on Capitol Hill.
• Attend a Congressional briefing and write a summary for your manager.
• Cover a press conference at the National Press Club.
• Research data for a report on bio-terrorism threats and other national security concerns.
• Plan and develop a social media campaign for crime prevention awareness.
• Attend a strategy meeting with coalition groups advocating for clean energy policies.
• Make media pitch calls on behalf of a client whose is promoting her latest book.
• Work on cultural fair for newly arrived immigrants from Africa.
• Serve as call screener for a radio talk show.
• Help prepare a briefing book for your boss who will be testifying in an important Congressional hearing.
• Brain storm ideas for a Congressional candidate’s latest television commercial.
• Coordinate logistics for a conference with scholars from prestigious think tanks.

In addition to an internship and classes, our program provides housing in furnished apartments in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of DC, planned social activities, professional development seminars, and numerous opportunities for networking.

This spring 2016 extended deadline is November 18 and there is generous scholarship funding still available. Please contact Dana Faught at or 202-986-0384 with any questions; she will work with you to help you complete your application.

For more information or to start an application, please visit our website at

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