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Program Staff, Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service


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The U.S. Programs department of The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is seeking a full-time program staff member to oversee the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS) held each summer. With an emphasis on community leadership and service, this program combines academic courses with credit provided by George Mason University, internship placements, service projects, guest lectures and opportunities for participants to network with Washington, D.C. professionals. Responsibilities include handling all aspects of planning and implementing the institute as well as outreach to potential internship sites, applicants and recruitment partners.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, internship placement process and during the program.
  • Work with program faculty 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 nonprofit organizations.
  • Plan guest lectures, site visits and service projects.
  • Organize professional development events, including roundtable discussions, mentoring activities and career development seminars.
  • Work with university partners on academic scheduling and housing needs for multiple programs.
  • Serve as the team lead on organization-wide events as needed.

Recruitment & Admissions 

  • Assist U.S. Programs team with student recruitment outreach, including mailings and email campaigns.
  • Help research and contact potential recruitment partner schools and organizations.
  • Attend and staff recruitment events and conferences.
  • Assist in providing website content, blog articles and student newsletters.


A bachelor’s degree and two or more 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/free-market economy. Knowledge of D.C. nonprofit sector is desirable. Salary based on qualifications.  

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to at DCprograms@TFAS.org. Please include RESUME-IPVS in the subject line.

About the Organization

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