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9 Oct

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, Capital Semester – Political Journalism Track combines substantive internships, 12 academic credits, professional development activities, site briefings and lectures led by working journalists.

Capital Semester combines hands-on professional experience in the journalism or communications field for 25 hours a week with a challenging academic experience. This fast-paced, fifteen-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.

Program Components

  • Internships – Placements with top news and media organizations as well as communications and PR firms
  • Housing – Roommate matching and furnished Capitol Hill apartments in the heart of D.C.
  • Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top print and broadcast journalists
  • Classes – Full-time course load in political science and economics
  • Site Briefings & Visits – At USA Today, the Newseum, World Bank, Pentagon and State Department
  • Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
  • Networking – Interaction with seasoned professionals and student journalists from around of the world
  • Scholarships – Generous scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need

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


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Deadline of November 1, 2012. There is a substantial amount of scholarship funding available, and awards are made based on financial need and merit.

For more information and an online application, please visit our website or contact Dana Faught, Recruitment and Admissions Manager at or 202-986-0384

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