Apply to our regional internships!

Posted by Arab American Institute on March 20, 2018 in Blog




Deadline: April 9, 2018, with rolling applications

Position: Yalla Vote Student Intern in California

About AAI: Established in 1985 and based in Washington, DC, the Arab American Institute (AAI) is a non-profit, nonpartisan national leadership organization. AAI was created to nurture and encourage the direct participation of Arab Americans in political and civic life in the United States. AAI represents the policy and community interests of Arab Americans throughout the United States and strives to promote Arab American participation in the U.S. electoral system. We strive to serve as a central resource to...

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First impressions of an AAI summer intern

Posted by Guest on June 16, 2017 in Blog

By Kai Wiggins

Washington, DC is a city full of policy wonks and amateur meteorologists. The average conversation here vacillates between some recent development in national politics or the fact that it is hot, and will continue to be hot, in our nation’s capital. And while talking politics might prove contentious, the DC summer weather is a nonpartisan issue.

As someone unsure about the road ahead, I find comfort in the inevitable swelter. I say this as a person who has never dealt well with heat, but...

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Helen Abbott: Individual Agent for Change

Posted by Guest on February 16, 2017 in Blog

By Samantha Leathley Individual acts of charity and excellence are what truly lead to lasting change. Helen Abbott, a humanitarian and philanthropist who arrived in Florida’s Fort Pierce Lincoln Park Community in 1989 is a moving example of this truth.  Florida is rarely highlighted in Americans’ perceptions as a nexus of racial injustice. However, as the state’s status as a tourist destination grew following the Civil War, housing segregation targeting African Americans was rigorously enforced, as a key component of larger efforts to...

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Organizing for Arab American Professional Excellence

Posted by Rawan Elbaba on October 09, 2015 in Blog
Arab Americans are an integral part of America's growth and success with individuals from the community leading in a range of professional fields from science and medicine, to engineering and architecture and beyond. The Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (AAAEA) is one of the many professional organizations in the United States that mobilizes Arab American professionals in their respected fields. AAAEA is dedicated to helping professionals and students in the fields of engineering, architecture and computer science network with one another via various social, technical and educational events. In an interview, Maher Abdel-qader, a co-founder and current President of the Tri-state area chapter of AAAEA, spoke about their mission, how they organize their members around issues that are important to Arab Americans and the organization’s annual gala.
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Farewell to our Summer 2015 Interns

Posted by Yasmin Hussein on August 14, 2015 in Blog
As the summer comes to an end, so does another chapter of phenomenal interns with us here at AAI. From the beginning of June to mid-August, our summer interns have worked tirelessly in the areas of government relations, research, communications and programming. From attending hearings on Capitol Hill, assisting in organizing briefings and touring government landmarks like the Department of State and White House; our interns got hands on experience on the ins and outs of Washington, DC.
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Looking for a Job in Politics?

Posted on May 21, 2015 in #YallaVote

Are you ready to start or advance your career in American political life?

Employment Opportunities

Posted on November 15, 2012 in Arab American Institute
Find out what opportunities we have to offer you
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Meet our 2012 Summer Interns

Posted by on July 10, 2012 in Blog
Every summer, AAI hosts 10-12 interns from an applicant pool of over 100 undergraduates and recent graduates. We are particularly proud of our 2012 interns, selected from a remarkably competitive field for their impressive history, experience, intelligence, and motivation.
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Posted on June 22, 2010 in Arab American Institute

AAI and the AAI Foundation create and promote opportunities for members and students around the country.  Whether you want to get more involved in your community, in politics, or in AAI, or even if you’re looking for ways to help further and advance your education, you’ve come to the right place.

AAIF offers the only comprehensive list of scholarships available to Arab American students, as well as information on study-abroad programs. Visit the following pages to learn more about AAIF’s summer internship program, our Student Network, and Arab American Service Day, and more. Student Resources

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2010 Arab American Service Day

Posted on May 19, 2010 in Arab American Institute

Arab American Service Day is held each year during AmeriCorps Week in communities accross America. This annual day of service is organized by Arab American organizations and Arab American Resource Corps members and benefits from the participation of both Arab Americans and Americans of other ethnicities. Whether they are building houses, cleaning parks or organizing health fairs, these service days highlight the commitment of Arab Americans to their communities at large, and focus on the importance of giving back as an essential part of being an American today.

On May 15, 2010, Arab Americans from the DC metro area joined...

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