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Program Coordinator


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The U.S. Programs department of The Fund for American Studies is seeking a full-time program coordinator to oversee our academic internship program for public policy. This summer program combines academic courses, internship placements, guest lectures and opportunities for participants to network with Washington, D.C., professionals. Responsibilities include handling all aspects of planning and implementing the program as well as outreach to potential internship sites, speakers, 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 undergraduate students throughout the enrollment and internship placement process as well as during the 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
  • Assist in recruitment and admissions processes
  • Match and place students with internships sites in the D.C. metro area
  • Organize briefings, guest lectures and speaker panels on politics, public policy and economic topics
  • Plan professional development and networking events, including small group discussions and career development seminars
  • Assist U.S. Programs team with student recruitment outreach
  • Help in researching and contacting potential recruitment partners, including colleges and universities, as well as public policy and student organizations
  • Attend and staff recruitment events and conferences as needed


A bachelors degree and four or more years of relevant experience are preferred. The ideal candidate will have professional experience in Washington, D.C., project management experience, as well as strong communication and organizational skills. Additionally, candidates should have an interest in working with college students and educational programming. Candidates must have a commitment to the ideas of limited government and a free-market economy. Salary based on qualifications.

How to apply

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and salary history to Joe Starrs, U.S. Programs director at dcprograms@TFAS.org.