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About Arab American Institute

The Arab American Institute was created in 1985 to represent the governmental interests of the Arab community and to encourage Arab American participation and interest in politics, government and research.  The institute also serves as an organized forum for domestic and foreign issues.  AAI maintains a direct liaison to the Arab American congressional delegation and functions as a resource for U.S. policy makers on a range of Arab American concerns, including post-September 11 discrimination, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, civil liberties, immigration and global terrorism.

Internship descriptions vary according to the season.  Interns work on different projects and assignments in various departments, including government relations, communications and community relations.  Summer Interns may also be placed in outside agencies, including the White House, human rights organizations and in the offices of the major political parties.  Perks include the opportunity to meet with the AAI president and director, attend meetings, seminars, briefings, interviews and policy events.


Open to college students, recent college graduates and graduate students.  Successful applicants will have good communication, interpersonal, organizational and research skills.  Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software is required.  Volunteer experience in political campaigning or community advocacy is preferred.  Candidates must be available during regular office hours and occasionally during evenings and weekends.

Arab American Institute

Paul Brown, Cultural Outreach Specialist
Arab American Institute
Arab American Institute
1600 K Street NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 429-9210


Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Washington, DC