Careers in Public Service

Are you ready to start or advance your career in American political life? Below are resources you can use to find a job on the campaign trail, seek a presidential appointment, and learn how to run for office. For specific opportunities AAI might have, please be in touch with AAI's Government Relations team (


Jobs on the Campaign Trail

One of the best ways to get started in politics is to join a campaign. You can find jobs for specific candidates through their campaign websites, or check out the national Democratic and Republican party websites for openings across the country.

Jobs on the trail with the Democratic Party 

Jobs on the trail with the Republican Party

Presidential Appointments

Cover_Appointment_Primer.jpgAn often-overlooked avenue for Arab Americans to join public service is through the presidential appointment process. Over the course of a single presidency, the administration seeks to fill more than 8,000 public service leadership and high-level support positions, and governing spots on advisory boards, commissions, and other bodies within the federal government.

AAI is committed to assisting qualified Arab Americans find these opportunities and successfully seek appointment. Read through this primer to discover the opportunities and learn about the application process.



Run for Office

Are you considering run for office locally or nationally? If so, please be in touch with AAI for resources, training opportunities, and more information! Email AAI's Government Relations team (