Full Scholarship for a Latvian College Student to Intern + Study in Washington, D.C.

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The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) will award a full scholarship to a Latvian citizen to participate in the 2024 TFAS Academic Internship Program in Washington, D.C. This scholarship fund is named in honor of former TFAS Professor George Viksnins.

The scholarship covers tuition, housing, health insurance and the costs associated with applying for a visa. Scholarship awardees are responsible for funding their travel to the U.S. and  living expenses while in the U.S.

Application Deadline: December 5, 2023

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Wake up to stunning views from your fully furnished home in D.C.'s Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Enjoy the convenience of being right in the heart of everything. 

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Earn credit from a highly regarded research university. Attend site briefings at the State Department, Capitol Hill and embassies. Engage with some of the best public policy experts and political minds in D.C. through weekly lectures.

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Gain invaluable insights from top lobbyists, nonprofit executives, journalists, Capitol Hill staffers, Foreign Service officers and policy makers to leverage your D.C. experience into a promising future internship or full-time job after graduation.

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Congressional offices, embassies, think tanks and international non-governmental organizations.

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Federal agencies, think tanks, policy groups, law firms, Congressional offices and non-governmental organizations.

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Newspapers, magazines, news services, radio, public relations firms and Capitol Hill press offices.

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Government affairs offices of large corporations, industry trade associations and lobbying firms.

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“I have had the busiest and best summer I could wish for. I have grown professionally and on personal level. This experience will definitely help me during my next chapters in life – master studies and a career in diplomatic service of Latvia.”
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- Annija Streile 

University of Latvia

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