Friday, October 31, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the ANCA Capital Gateway Program?
2. How does the program work?
3. What types of resources does the program offer?
4. What type of housing will be provided?
5. Are there any changes to the Leo Sarkisian Summer Internship Program?
6. How would I go about contacting the Capital Gateway Program for assistance?


1. What is the ANCA Capital Gateway Program?

The ANCA Capital Gateway Program is designed to assist Armenian Americans across the U.S. find job and internship opportunities on Capitol Hill or other government agencies in Washington, DC. The program builds on the successful 20-year old ANCA Leo Sarkisian summer internship program, which has brought hundreds of youth leaders to Washington, DC to learn about the American political process and the key role Armenian Americans play in advancing issues of concern to our community.

2. How does the program work?

Interested students and recent graduates are encouraged to fill out the Capital Gateway Program application in order to be considered for the program. Once a candidate has been approved for the program, the ANCA will offer its assistance in finding full time work or an internship on Capitol Hill, other government agency or think tank in Washington, DC. We will provide leads on job and internship openings and provide a base for candidates to conduct their search. For students, we will also provide information on University sponsored semester-in-Washington, DC programs.

3. What types of resources does the program offer?

Approved candidates will be assisted based on their individual needs. Graduates seeking jobs will have access to ANCA office facilities (computers, internet access, phone, fax, etc.) to conduct their job search. The ANCA will also offer leads and contacts to potential positions in Congressional offices.

For students seeking internships, the ANCA will help secure a position prior to their arrival. If a student is participating in the program through their University, the ANCA will help to ensure that all the requirements are met and that the student is established in Washington to complete the semester.

4. What type of housing will be provided?

The ANCA can provide housing for up to four qualified applicants per term. The housing will be located in the Washington, DC area, close to public transportation and with quick and easy access to anywhere in Washington. Qualifications for this housing are specified in the application to the program.

5. Are there any changes to the Leo Sarkisian Summer Internship Program?

Yes. The internship has been extended this summer from 6 weeks to a full 8 weeks, to allow the interns to maximize their time in the nation's capital.

6. How would I go about contacting the Capital Gateway Program for assistance?

The application is available on this website and provides detailed information regarding the program. You may also go to contact us section on our website, which allows you to submit specific questions and comments regarding the program.

 

 

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