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Arab American Institute

Type of Internship: Nonprofit Organization, Political Advocacy, Think Tank
Internship Availability: Spring, Summer, Fall
Location: Washington, D.C.
Quick Links: Internship website


The Arab American Institute (AAI) was founded in 1985 to nurture and encourage the direct participation of Arab Americans in political and civic life in the United States. AAI provides training and resources for Arab American political effectiveness through participation in party politics, public boards and commissions, city councils and state legislatures, as well as congressional and presidential elections. 

Internships during the spring, summer and fall semesters at AAI offer hands-on experience in the workings of a busy non-profit with programs that include research and information, event management, community outreach, and media relations, among others. Applications are reviewed by senior staff to determine departmental assignments based on each student's area of study, extracurricular activities, and interests. In addition to assignments at AAI, we also place summer interns in other organizations in Washington, including advocacy groups, the national political parties, government agencies, and organizations that focus on Middle Eastern affairs.

Past Interns

Russo, Kelly

Russo, Kelly

DC Semester: Spring 2017
School: UGA School of Public and International Affairs
Type of Internship: Think Tank

I am a fourth year student at the University of Georgia, where I study International Affairs. I focus my studies largely on the Middle East and ethnic conflict resolution. I spent my time in D.C. with the Arab American Institute, an advocacy non-profit, where I took an external placement at the Brookings Institution, a think tank.

Hillou, Dalal

Hillou, Dalal

DC Semester: Spring 2012
School: UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, UGA School of Public and International Affairs
Type of Internship: Nonprofit Organization

I was born and raised in Atlanta. My parents are Palestinian immigrants from a small town in Israel. Due to the blend of so many different cultures in my life, for as long as I can remember I’ve been interested and involved in politics, international relations and cross-cultural understanding.

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