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Institute for Humane Studies

Fund for Future Scholars – PhD Applications Made Affordable

Have you applied or do you still plan to apply for PhD programs this year? IHS can help maximize your chance of getting accepted and funded by making it affordable to apply to all programs of interest!

In 15 minutes, you can apply for application fee reimbursement up to $300 through the Hayek Fund for Future Scholars!

Who's eligible? Undergraduates and recent graduates applying for full-time doctorate programs to start in the 2013-14 academic year; interest in individual and economic freedom, and strong academic potential are essential. While most disciplines will be considered, preference will be given to disciplines in the humanities and social sciences: economics, philosophy, political science, history, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and fine arts. Find out more: www.TheIHS.org/hayek-fund-future-scholars. For more information, you can contact Keri Anderson, Student Coordinator, Institute for Humane Studies, www.TheIHS.org.

The Rutherford Institute Summer Internship Program

The Rutherford Institute Summer Internship Program offers law students and undergraduates the unique opportunity to learn practical legal skills, while developing a critical understanding of constitutional law. The Summer Internship Program, open to qualified law students interested in receiving a grounding in critical areas of law impacting civil liberties and religious freedom, has attracted top students from law schools across the country and abroad. The program's intensive lectures and course work are coupled with practical assignments related to the ongoing work of The Rutherford Institute.

Many students have made contacts through the intern program that proved to be beneficial in developing career opportunities. Former interns now serve in nationally recognized law firms, as clerks for federal and state judges and in leadership roles with various civil liberties groups, including The Rutherford Institute. But perhaps more importantly, Summer Interns at The Rutherford Institute learn that we all have a duty to rise above our self-interests and work to help fight human rights abuses.

An internship at The Rutherford Institute offers:

Practical Legal Experience
Interns research and write legal memoranda and briefs for attorneys affiliated with the Institute in cases in state and federal courts throughout the country, including the United States Supreme Court.

Intensive Instruction in Law, Philosophy & Culture Affecting Human Rights & Religious Freedom
Interns analyze and discuss a broad range of constitutional and cultural issues under the instruction of attorneys who have practical and theoretical knowledge of their fields.

Direct Client Contact
Interns receive and respond to calls and letters for legal assistance from potential clients. Under the supervision of qualified personnel, interns gain hands-on experience in the art of integrating theoretical knowledge into real cases.

Opportunities for Cultural Enrichment
Charlottesville, nestled at the foot of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, is home to the University of Virginia, which was founded by Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson's home, Monticello, is just outside the city limits, as is Ash Lawn, the home of James Monroe. Montpelier, the home of James Madison, is a 20-minute drive from Charlottesville. The colonial city of Williamsburg, Virginia, and the nation's capital are also nearby.

Work Study, Independent Research and Externships
Work Study, Independent Research and Externship Programs provide law students with the opportunity to gain procedural and substantive knowledge through legal research and writing. Most of the assignments are for cases in litigation, providing a unique opportunity to improve legal skills while researching cutting-edge law.

The Rutherford Institute uniquely provides a way for law students to expand their legal education, increase their research skills and gain practical experience while attending law school through participation in these programs.

First, second and third-year law students are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate students are also welcome to apply. Please send a resume and writing samples to: [email protected].

Click here to read more about TRI's Summer Intern Program

Capital Semester in Washington, DC


August 28 – December 14, 2013

  • Guaranteed Internships - Courses for Credit - Housing in DC
  • Extended Deadline: March 26, 2013
  • Scholarship Funding Available

Spend a semester in Washington, DC making an investment in your future that will help set you apart after college. This comprehensive program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies includes a guaranteed internship placement, courses for transferable credit, and furnished housing on Capitol Hill.

We've been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and guarantee all participants an internship placement. Your options are endless – we work with over 300 different federal agencies, policy groups, international affairs organizations, media outlets, public affairs firms, government relations offices, and nonprofit organizations.

Who you know does matter - especially when it comes to your future job search. Our programs are designed to allow students to make valuable professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. You can participate in a mentor program, as well as roundtable discussions and networking receptions with program alumni.

Washington, DC is the perfect place to explore a variety of career paths while enjoying a vibrant arts and culture scene. Take advantage of the free Smithsonian museums, many musical and theatre performances, as well as sports events. You can explore DC and meet fellow program participants through program-planned social activities including a guided tour of the monuments, a day trip to Mt. Vernon, canoeing on the Potomac River, and outing to the National Zoo.

Courses for Credit
Earn 12 academic credits from the DC Metro Area's George Mason University. Mason was recently ranked #1 Up and Coming University by U.S. News and World Report. Capital Semester has a curriculum that is designed to complement the internship experience.

Backstage Pass
You will have a front row seat to a variety of exclusive briefings and uniquely D.C. events, allowing you to further explore your career field, make important professional connections and have fun while doing so.

You will have the chance to attend once in a lifetime tours and hear from leaders within such powerful institutions as the State Department, U.S. Congress, White House, World Bank and the Pentagon.

Application Information
Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of June 1, 2013. There is a substantial amount of scholarship funding available, and awards are made based on financial need and merit.

For more information and to be begin an online application, visit www.DCinternships.org/CS. Questions may be directed to Dana Faught at [email protected] or 202.986.0384.



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