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Internship Opportunities

AAI offers internships in Washington for college students and recent graduates interested in public affairs, advocacy and ethnic politics. The program is part of the Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF)'s commitment to youth leadership, along with scholarships and awards for public and community service. Internships at AAI offer a great opportunity to work in Washington with a respected organization representing Arab American political interests.

We are now accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Internship Program. Click here to apply online.

For general questions about internships or other AAIF student programs, please contact Joan Hanna via email at jhanna@aaiusa.org or by phone at 202-429-9210.

AAIF Youth Leadership Scholarship

Helen Abbott Community Service Awards The Helen Abbott Community Service Awards honor students and student organizations whose devotion to community service, selfless acts of care, and interest in improving the quality of life for others reflect the life of the Awards’ namesake. The Helen Abbott Community Service Awards is given in two categories: (1) achievement by a college/university student and (2) achievement by a high school student. Each year the Foundation awards a maximum of two $1,000 individual prizes and one $500 grant to a high school student. Organizational community service projects include, but are not limited to: community improvement and service projects such as park clean-ups, recycling programs, volunteering in shelters, tutoring programs, food/toy drives, and ethnic/cultural outreach.
Background and Application Form (PDF) | Award Recipients

The AAI Foundation's Youth Leadership Awards honors Arab Americans 30 years old or younger for their public and community service. This year's application deadline is May 30, 2014; successful candidates will be notified mid-June.

For more information please email Joan Hanna at jhanna@aaiusa.org. Click here to see the 2013 Helen Abbott Award winners.

Scholarships

AAI has compiled a list of scholarships for both Arab Americans and Arab students studying here in the United States. Click here to see what scholarships are available.

Volunteering

"A new generation of young Arab Americans has stepped forward to work on behalf of the Arab American community. This new energy can be seen everywhere. On college campuses, young Arab Americans have become a dynamic force in student government and local community activism."- Dr. James Zogby, Washington Watch, May 5, 1997. If you're interested in volunteering at AAI's Washington, DC office, please send an email to jhanna@aaiusa.org.

Student Action Network

This program encourages students to become active in government at the national and local levels. AAI can help students obtain volunteer positions with political campaigns and secure internship placements in government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The Student Action Network is seeking student activists who are committed to advancing Arab American interests in communities, government and politics. An email broadcast network provides students with information about legislative and policy issues of national importance to the Arab American community and actions they can take to help affect these issues. If you're interested in getting involved in the Student Action Network, please email us your name, school, and contact information.