Inst on Philanthropy & Voluntary Service, Deadline ext. April 4

Do you know of undergraduate students still looking for summer opportunities? We have extended the application deadline for our summer Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service until April 4.

Students are guaranteed an internship placement, earn up to 9 academic credits, and live in furnished apartments while developing valuable professional and leadership skills.

Please forward the announcement below to students who may be interested in spending their summer in Washington, DC.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. If you have any questions at all, please contact me at or202.986.0384.

Kristen Wright
Director, Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
The Fund for American Studies


Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
June 7 – August 1
Extended Deadline: April 4, 2014
**Priority Scholarship Funding Still Available for Bonner Students**

Are you still deciding what to do this summer? It’s not too late to spend 2 months in Washington, DC!  You will make an impact by serving with a nonprofit organization while earning academic credit and expanding your leadership skills and professional network.

Unlike many other Washington, DC internship programs, we guarantee you an internship placement. Our staff works to place you with an organization that fits your skills and career goals.

In IPVS you will be able to give back to the community while developing the leadership skills that employers are looking for like problem solving and effective communication. You will gain the real-world experience that will set you apart when it’s time to find your first job after graduation. Click here for a list of sample internship sites.

Check out this video to hear from some of our program alumni on why interning in DC is an experience worth having!

We award over $1 million in scholarship funding each year, and there are generous scholarships still available. Students receive awards based on financial need and merit and they tend to range from $1,000 -$4,500.

Live in furnished apartments in the heart of Washington, DC on George Washington University’s campus, just steps from the White House, Department of State, World Bank and national monuments. Click here to learn more about housing accommodations and the neighborhood.

As a part of the program you will participate in community service projects that will deepen your understanding of issues facing  the nation’s capital as an urban area. You will also plan fundraising events to raise money for a grant that will be presented to a worthy organization at the end of the summer. Click here to learn more about some of these opportunities!

Earn up to 9 academic credits from the DC Metro Area’s George Mason University. IPVS courses are designed to explore the role of government, the private sector and individual citizens in the unique history and ethics of volunteerism in America.  Visit our academics section to learn more about the courses.

Students are encouraged to visit for more information and to begin an online application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the April 4 extended deadline. Students will be notified of their admission decision within two weeks of completing an application. Questions may be directed to IPVS Program Director, Kristen Wright or 202.986.0384.