The Armenian Assembly of America Summer Internship Program in Armenia introduces college-aged students to life in their ancestral homeland, and to foster the skills needed to help them become the next generation of leaders.
Since the program’s inception in 1999, over fifty interns have participated, working in various government offices in Armenia, such as the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as with various non-governmental organizations such as the International Center for Human Development. For a complete listing of previous internships, visit our Placements page.
Click here to read about the 2019 summer internship class to get a better idea of the program.
This internship provides Armenian-American youth an exceptional opportunity to interact both professionally and socially with counterparts in Armenia. The program runs for eight weeks, from mid-June to mid-August.
In addition to their daily work schedule, interns get an opportunity to meet with government officials and other prominent individuals in and around Yerevan. During these meetings, interns learned about the inner workings of the Armenian Government as well as the important role of the Diaspora in the homeland.
Aside from the local activities, participants also take advantage of a series of educational sight-seeing trips to a variety of historical sites in Armenia and Artsakh, such as the the Garni Temple, the Geghard Monastery, and Khor Virab. Check our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about the program in Yerevan, Armenia.
For more information on the Assembly’s Internship Program, contact Joseph A. Piatt, the Armenian Assembly Internship Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.