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Public Policy + Economics


The TFAS D.C. Summer Programs track on Public Policy + Economics brings together campus leaders who are passionate about politics and aspire to work in legislation, research, law or public service. Through a course on “Economic Problems and Public Policies,” these future leaders are introduced to the role of economics in the context of policy-making and learn how to apply the economic thinking and analysis to a variety of public policy issues. During the day, students intern at a variety of federal agencies, think tanks, Congressional offices, policy groups and NGOs.

Through my internship, economics class and special events, TFAS has given me the opportunity to build a future for myself that I never could have dreamed of.” – Daniel O’Neill ’18

Special events and guest lecture components of the Public Policy + Economics D.C. Summer Program are tailored to complement the students’ real-world internship experience and course study:

  • Guest lectures led by top D.C. policy and economics experts
  • Behind-the-scenes briefings at the U.S. Capitol, State Department and Central Intelligence Agency
  • Mentor program with working D.C. professionals
  • Small group discussions at leading DC policy groups, think tanks and Congressional offices

Apply Today!

If you or a young person you know is interested in applying for the TFAS D.C. Summer Programs, please visit our recruitment website at