DC Summer Internship

March 13 final application deadline

Make an impact this summer!

June 2 – July 27, 2018

The March 13 final application deadline is fast approaching for the Summer 2018 Institute on Philanthropy & Voluntary Service in Washington, DC. This comprehensive program focused on community leadership and service includes academic credit, an internship placement and fully furnished housing in the heart of Washington, DC. 

We welcome students of all majors, freshmen through graduated seniors, and offer scholarship funding for strong applicants.

More information on our programs may be found at www.DCinternships.org/IPVS


Kayla Anderson

Manager, Institute on Philanthropy & Voluntary Service


IPVS@tfas.org | 202.986.0384

This summer you can:

  • Work with social entrepreneurs to develop community programs.
  • Contribute to operations in a community-based urban food system.
  • Lead enrichment activities for at-risk youth to propelfuture successes.
  • Support victims of domestic violence as they rebuild safe and stable lives.
  • Raise money and awareness for diseases that affect millions.
  • Research nonprofit policy and report on agency programs.
  • Provide hands-on training to jobseekers facing barriers to employment.  
  • Reclaim and revitalize urban green spaces for the local community.


Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, the Institute on Philanthropy & Voluntary Service is an academic internship program held in Washington, DC for undergraduate students active in service and leadership on their campuses and in their communities. Our comprehensive program includes academic credit, an internship placement and fully furnished housing in the heart of Washington, DC. 

LIVE in the heart of Washington, DC, just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House in fully furnished housing on the campus of George Washington University. 

LEARN through a combination of academic coursework and professional development opportunities; earn 3 to 9 academic credits through courses at George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty.You will also engage in debate and discussion on issues in social entrepreneurship, poverty and more with prominent nonprofit executives, and attend exclusive briefings at key Washington institutions including the State Department, Peace Corps, Social Service Organizations, American Red Cross, World Bank, and foreign embassies.

INTERN with a leading nonprofit organization and work on the front-lines to solving local and national issues; our staff works closely with you to find the best internship match for your interests and qualifications. 

SERVE the greater DC community through hands-on leadership projects, service activities and a student led grant award program. 


Apply by the March 13 final deadline. To start your application, visit www.DCinternships.org/IPVS.

We strive to make the program accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit with over 70% of students receiving funding.

Questions may be directed to Kayla Anderson at kanderson@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.