Fall Internships - Apply Now!

Internships at the Arab American Institute provide an exciting opportunity for undergraduate, masters, and law students or recent graduates to gain experience in civil rights advocacy, public policy, and civic engagement. Each fall, AAI accepts four exceptional applicants, with three typically placed internally at AAI and one placed externally at partner organizations in Washington, D.C.

About our Fall Internship Program:

Previous external interns have been placed at advocacy organizations like No One Left Behind, Muslim Advocates, and the Truman National Security Project, think tanks like the Brookings Institution, Congressional offices and government agencies, and at political parties—both the Democratic and Republican National Committees. All external interns work closely with AAI and participate in our fall programming. 

Interns placed internally at AAI have the opportunity to work in-depth on a number of relevant policy issues and develop important skills that aid in long-term professional development such as project management, event planning, policy analysis, and research and writing.

Applicants can expect to develop experience in several of the following areas:

  • Program and Policy Development
  • Government Relations
  • Community Mobilization
  • Communications and Media Outreach
  • Event Planning 

All interns are placed depending on their strengths, skills, preferences, and professional goals. Each placement is made with the intern's growth in mind.

How do AAI Interns make a difference?

An internship with AAI offers students and young professionals a chance to dive into the world of DC politics and domestic and foreign policy. Interns contribute substantially to the work of the institute, assisting with critical tasks that support AAI’s mission.

Depending on the position, interns can expect to work on a variety of assignments, including long-term research projects, policy analysis and legislative advocacy, and assisting with community outreach events.


Interns receive either college credit OR a stipend of up to $1,000 per month.

AAI does not provide sponsorship. AAI is an equal opportunity employer.
Applicants must either be U.S. citizens or permitted to work in the U.S.

Key dates to remember:

The Fall Internship Program typically runs for 12 weeks, with flexible start and end dates depending on an applicant's availability and academic schedule.

Application opens Monday, June 24, 2019.
 EXTENDED: Application closes Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET. Interviews shortly thereafter.
Internship begins Monday, September 16, 2019.
Internship ends Friday, December 6, 2019.

How to apply:

Applications can be made using the application form below.

Questions about applying? Please send an email to internship@aaiusa.org.

Application materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, August 5, 2019.

Only applicants who submit a complete application will be considered. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.