Student Resources Center
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 not accepting applications for AAI internships at this time. Please check back later this year to apply for Spring 2014 Internship Program.
For general questions about internships or other AAIF student programs, please contact Joan Hanna via email at firstname.lastname@example.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 June 16, 2014; successful candidates will be notified end of June.
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.
"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 email@example.com.
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.