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Program Manager, Public Policy and Economics 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 Manager 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 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.
  • 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.

Recruitment & Admissions

  • 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 bachelor’s degree and seven to 10 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 ideas of limited government and free-market economics. Salary based on qualifications.

How to Apply:

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.