PGM
International Honor Society in Social Sciences
The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

1. LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. SUMMER INSTITUTES

June 5 – July 30, 2011
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
www.DCinternships.org   

**ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR EARLY DEADLINE OF DECEMBER 3, 2010**

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held at Georgetown University, the Institutes combine substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by prominent policy experts. These fast-paced, eight-week residential programs provide students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

SAMPLE PAST INTERNSHIP SITES

Public Policy, Economics and International Affairs

  • American Islamic Congress
  • Congressional Offices
  • Federal Agencies
  • Foreign Embassies
  • International Foundation for Election Systems
  • Southern Governors’ Association

Journalism, Communications and Public Relations

  • Crosby Volmer Public Relations
  • Gannett News Service
  • NBC Nightly News
  • USA Today
  • The Washington Examiner
  • WTOP News Radio

Corporate Business and Government Affairs

  • Aerospace Industries Association
  • Healthcare Leadership Council
  • NASDAQ
  • Siemens, Corp.
  • Visa USA, Inc.

Nonprofit and Community Service

  • Bread for the City
  • Doorways for Women and Families
  • First Book
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Share Our Strength
  • Student Conservation Associatio

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

  • Internships – Competitive placements with top sites in DC
  • Classes – Up to 9 transferable credits from Georgetown University
  • Housing – Roommate matching and furnished on-campus apartments in the heart of DC
  • Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top policy and industry experts
  • Site Briefings – At the State Department, Capitol Hill and World Bank
  • Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities 
  • Networking – Interaction with seasoned professionals and hundreds of other student leaders from around of the world
  • Scholarships – Approximately 70% of students receive generous awards based on merit and financial need

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Final Deadline of March 3, 2011. Students applying by the Early Deadline of December 3, 2010 will be given preference in admissions and scholarship decisions and will receive a 5% discount on their tuition balance.

For more information and an online application, please visit our website www.DCinternships.org or contact Elizabeth Matecki, Recruitment and Admissions Assistant, at [email protected] or 1-800-741-6964.

Please click on this link for an informational brochure: https://www.DCinternships.org/tfas/brochure/index.asp

2. JAMES MADISON FELLOWSHIP

Also available is the JAMES MADISON FELLOWSHIP, which is a national program offering graduate fellowships in every state. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2011.  The Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have recently completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Junior Fellows have two years to complete their degree.

Senior Fellowships are awarded to teachers who wish to undertake work for a graduate degree on a part-time basis through summer and evening classes.  Senior Fellows have up to five years to complete their degree. 

The Fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master’s degree.  James Madison Fellows can attend any accredited institution of higher education in the United States.  Each individual entering the program will be expected to pursue and complete a master’s degree in one of the following:

  1. Master of Arts degree in American history or political science (government and politics)
  2. Master of Arts in Teaching degree concentrating on either American Constitutional history (in a history department) or American government, political institutions and political theory.
  3. Master of Education degree or the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education, with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions, and political theory.

The Fellow’s proposed plan of graduate study should contain substantial constitutional course work.  Fellows are encouraged to choose institutions which offer courses that closely examine the origins and development of the U.S. Constitution, the evolution of political theory and constitutional law, the effects of the Constitution on society and culture in the United States, or other such topics directly related to the Constitution.

Whatever institution and whichever degree a Fellow selects, at least 12 semester credits (or 18 quarter credits) of constitutional study must be part of the Fellow’s program.  The institution should accept the six credits earned at Georgetown University by the Fellow at the Foundation’s Summer Institute on the Constitution.  For more information, check out their website:  www.jamesmadison.com.

 

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