Spring 2017 placements at the AAI offices include:

Communications Intern (1 spot available): Supports the Communications Department with online, email, and social media communications as well as website maintenance. Responsibilities include writing, posting and formatting blogs, creating e-blasts, and assisting with press outreach.

Government Relations Intern (1 spot available): Works closely in consultation with senior staff to conduct outreach to Capitol Hill, government agencies, and coalition partners. Responsibilities include researching pertinent legislation, drafting issue briefs and policy statements, planning Congressional briefings, and assisting in the production of AAI's political publications.

Programs Intern (1 spot available): Supports the Programs Department with logistical, programmatic and communications projects. Responsible in assisting all aspects of planning for the Gibran Gala and Generations program. Responsibilities include writing blog posts, marketing, organizational planning and logistics.

External Internships include:

Brooking Institution Communications Intern (1 spot available): This internship provides a pre-professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest.  It will provide an opportunity for career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills. Intern should have interest in communications and research to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. 

Please note:

The AAI internship program is very competitive. Interns must be available to start their internships on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 and commit to April 27th, 2017 Applicants who are not able to fulfill these requirements will still be considered, but are not guaranteed acceptance into the program. Preference for pring internships will be given to those who are available for full-time placement and eligible for college credit. Those not eligible for college credit are allocated a stipend of up to $1,000 per month, based on hours. Interns receive EITHER college credit OR a stipend. Applicants must either be U.S. citizens or permitted to work in the U.S.


Application deadline:

October 28, 2016 before 5 p.m.


Applicants should email the following items to internship@aaiusa.org:

- in the body of the email please answer the following questions

  • full name
  • dates of availability
  • currently attending a university (if yes, what year are you in?)
  • date of graduation
  • major
  • GPA
  • are you of Arab heritage?

- a resume and cover letter

- 2 references

- a short Writing Sample, (max 1,000 words); relevant topic of your choice