Amanda's Summer Internship

I have been accepted into The Fund For American Studies; a prestigious program that will take me to Washington D.C from June 2nd-July 27th. With the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Studies Program I will have the opportunity to study at George Mason University while interning in the nation’s capital. But I need YOUR help! With the cost of tuition to attend George Mason, as well as housing at George Washington University, the cost adds up. While I was blessed enough to receive a scholarship covering half the costs, I need assistance covering the other half. Your donation will pay for the following:

Books and supplies: $200
Transportation around Washington: $350 (Metro train and bus fare)
Personal expenses: $250
Transportation to Washington: $175

Here is a description of the program from the website (

"Spend your summer in the nation’s capital with students from around the country and world who are all passionate about service and affecting change in their communities. The intensive schedule is designed to maximize your time in Washington by combining learning in the classroom with practical internship experience. The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS) will put you on the front-lines working to solve local and national issues.

   LIVE: Furnished housing on George Washington University’s campus, just steps from the White House and Department of State, as well as the Foggy Bottom Metrorail station.
   LEARN: Academic courses with credit through George Mason University.  GMU was recently named one of the top 100 research universities in the U.S. by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Classes are held in state-of-the-art facilities at George Mason University’s Arlington campus, conveniently located just four Metro stops away from student housing.
   INTERN: Internships with national nonprofit organizations, local charities and foundations throughout the Washington area. Each site is accessible to public transportation, making it easy to get from home to work to class and back again.
    CONNECT: Site briefings at key Washington institutions, guest lectures and panel discussions featuring nonprofit leaders and scholars.
   SERVE: Take part in the class philanthropy project that will directly      impact a deserving organization in the Washington DC area."
As many of you know, I have struggled my whole life with various health issues from cancer to spinal fusion. The opportunity to work and study in DC would allow me the privilege to show children with varying health issues everywhere how it is never impossible to follow your dream and reach for the stars.

Thank you so much for your time and support.


  • Sue Cosco 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Sergio Pino 
    • $250 
    • 43 mos
  • Patrick Sessions 
    • $250 
    • 44 mos
  • Stuart Grossman 
    • $500 
    • 44 mos
See all


Amanda Shoopman 
Homestead, FL
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more