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TFAS Prepares for Monumental Summer


The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is preparing for a summer of developing courageous leaders and teaching freedom to more than 1,770 students and teachers through its D.C. Academic Internship Programs, TFAS International and TFAS High School programs.

D.C. Academic Internship Programs

Student asks insightful question during the 2022 Capitol Hill Lecture Series.

This summer, TFAS is thrilled to welcome a new cohort of 282 students to its eight-week D.C. Academic Internship Programs. During this transformative summer, these young passionate leaders representing 40 states and 17 countries will live, learn, intern and connect in the nation’s capital.

At TFAS, students gain real-world experience, enhance their leadership skills and forge professional connections through internships at the nation’s leading think tanks, nonprofits, law firms, Congress and other government offices in Washington. By the conclusion of the program, TFAS students will leave D.C. with 250+ hours of professional experience, an expanded network of contacts, and a greater understanding of the variety of career opportunities available to them.

Throughout the summer, TFAS students will also attend numerous site briefings, networking events, guest lectures and professional development seminars for an up-close, behind-the-scenes view of Washington. Click the button below to learn more about this summer’s Academic Internship Programs!

D.C. Academic Internship Programs

Summer Law Fellowship

2022 Summer Law Fellows at the Supreme Court of the United States.

TFAS is also eager to welcome a new cohort of 23 law students to its nine-week intensive Summer Law Fellowship. Fellows will acquire the skills necessary to defend the principles of a free society rooted in individual liberty, limited government, free enterprise and constitutional originalism.

Fellows will take classes at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University; participate in networking events and career development workshops; attend law and public policy lectures with leading constitutional scholars, judges and practicing attorneys; and complete various legal internships.

Overall, TFAS Law Fellows receive a well-rounded, constitutional grounding in the law with hands-on experience in the nation’s capital. Click the button below to learn more about this summer’s Law Fellowship program!

Summer Law Fellowship

TFAS International

TFAS is ecstatic to celebrate 30 years of TFAS International Programs this year as the week-long European Journalism Institute (EJI) program and the three-week TFAS Prague program kick off this summer.

Eighty-five students from more than 25 countries are expected to take part in the three-week TFAS Prague program. Students will explore core concepts of political philosophy, political economy and conflict resolution through Charles University. Additionally, thirty participants from more than a dozen countries will participate in EJI to engage with industry professionals and gain firsthand knowledge of the significance of addressing religion as a crucial aspect of public life.

During both programs, participants will have the opportunity to explore the picturesque and historic city of Prague. They will also be invited to celebrate 30 years of TFAS International programs with alumni and staff at a special reception on July 28. Click the button below to learn more about this summer’s international programs!

TFAS International Programs

High School Programs

Students participate in an activity called Corporate Swamp in Washington, D.C.

TFAS’s high school division, the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE), is also gearing up for what’s expected to be another busy summer as more than 1,000 students and 350 teachers are anticipated to participate in programs both in-person and virtually.

With a variety of program tracks to choose from, each student program will expose participants to the economic way of thinking on domestic and international issues while also teaching them the necessary skills to become effective leaders. Teachers also have the opportunity to partake in an FTE teacher program where they can learn how to become more effective educators. This summer, FTE is providing 17 teacher training programs.

All FTE courses include lesson ideas to help instructors become more productive in the classroom. The curriculum focuses on how the principles of economic freedom have resulted in human prosperity all across the world. Whether participating in a week-long residential program, a single-day seminar, an online program, workshop or webinar, TFAS is committed to providing profound economic education. Click the button below to learn more about this summer’s TFAS high school programs!

High School Programs

TFAS is looking forward to another successful summer as we continue to develop courageous leaders and teach freedom to a new cohort of students and teachers. Follow us on social media at @TFASorg to watch the summer journey unfold.


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