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Program Coordinator, Business and Government Relations Program


Thank you for your interest in joining the TFAS Team! Please view our current openings on TFAS.org/careers.

The U.S. Programs department of The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to oversee our Business and Government Relations (BGR) program held each summer. This program combines academic courses for credit, internship placements, guest lectures and opportunities for participants to network with Washington, D.C.-area professionals. Responsibilities include handling all aspects of planning and implementing the institute as well as outreach to potential internship sites, applicants and recruitment partnerships.

Job Objectives

  • Manage high-quality academic internship programs that meet class size, budgetary and educational goals.
  • Ensure a high-level of student satisfaction.

Program Management

  • Maintain communication with students throughout enrollment and internship placement process as well as during the summer program.
  • Work with program faculty on schedule and curriculum to ensure a high quality academic experience for students.
  • Implement outreach efforts to potential partners, including internship sites, speakers and volunteers.
  • Match and place students with internships at business and government affairs sites.
  • Organize briefings, guest lectures and speaker panels on policy and economic topics.
  • Plan professional development and networking events, including small group discussions and career development seminars.

Recruitment & Admissions

  • Assist U.S. Programs team with student recruitment outreach, including mailing and email campaigns.
  • Help in researching and contacting potential recruitment partner organizations.
  • Attend and staff recruitment events and conferences as needed.

About the Organization

The Fund for American Studies is a nonprofit organization that sponsors educational program in Washington, D.C. and abroad for undergraduate students with outstanding leadership potential. For more information, please visit the websites www.DCInternships.org and www.TFAS.org.


A bachelor’s degree and two to three years of relevant experience are preferred. The ideal candidate will have professional experience in Washington, D.C., project management experience, strong communication and organizational skills. Additionally, candidates should have a strong interest in working with college students and an interest in educational programming. Candidates must have a commitment to ideas of limited government and free-market economics. Knowledge of business and government affairs is desirable. Salary based on qualifications.


Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ms. Shane Mazzella, Vice President of U.S. Programs at smazzella@TFAS.org. Please include RESUME in the subject line.