My Summer in Washington D.C


This summer, I interned at the Arab American Institute in Washington D.C. where I was also an external intern for No One Left Behind, an association that assists with the resettlement of Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who served American forces in combat. My time was spent between the Arab American Institute’s D.C office and lobbying on Capitol Hill. I was further given the opportunity to conduct research, develop writing and organizational skills, and build valuable DC contacts while observing the extensive political and policy-related happenings in the metropolitan DC area. As an important member of the team, I gained valuable exposure to the functions of a highly productive non-profit organization working on issues of national and international significance.