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The AHIF Internship Program Funded for 2007-2008: Interns to Receive Stipend
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: GEORGIA ECONOMOU
May 10, 2007—No. 30 (202) 785-8430

The AHIF Internship Program Funded for 2007-2008: Interns to Receive Stipend

The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) Internship Program has been funded for the 2007-2008 academic year through donations made by two AHIF members. Through these donations, more Greek American college and graduate students will have the opportunity to intern in Washington, DC.

The donations enable AHIF to provide interns with a stipend of $8 per hour. It also provides interns with a $250-500 travel allowance to Washington and back to their point of origin.

Designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in U.S. politics, foreign policy and American government, the internship can serve as a great way to introduce and jump start their career in politics, journalism, lobbying, government, or the nonprofit sector.

AHIF offers internships throughout the year. Currently we are accepting applications for the summer between June 1 and August 31. To qualify for the internship you must be a Greek American, and willing to intern full time between 2 to 12 weeks.

Interns will have the opportunity to work in a historic building just 5 blocks up from the White House and to experience first hand the excitement and practical understanding on how foreign policy is developed in this country. They will participate in a variety of activities such as monitoring legislation and congressional hearings, liaison with Congressional offices, conduct research on issues affecting U.S.-Greece-Cyprus relations and write memoranda and draft letters and press releases to the media, members of House and Senate and Executive Branch officials. The work will also include routine office chores.

“Through this internship program our young Greek Americans will have a greater exposure to the policy-making process in our nation's capitol and increase their understanding of the importance of civic participation and public service,” said Gene Rossides, AHIF president.

Qualified applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills. 
To apply, qualified applicants should mail a cover letter with:

  1. a current resume;
  2. two letters of recommendation;
  3. 3 page writing sample(double space);
  4. completed AHIF questionnaire

Applications should be mailed to:

Yola Pakhchanian
AHIF Capitol Internship Program
American Hellenic Institute Foundation
1220 16th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

If you have any questions please contact Yola Pakhchanian directly via email at [email protected]. For additional information you may refer to our Web site at www.ahiworld.org.

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For additional information, please contact Georgia Economou at (202) 785-8430 or [email protected]. For general information regarding the activities of AHI, please view our Web site at http://www.ahiworld.org.