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Thursday, November 26, 2015


The ANCA Capital Gateway Program helps young people launch public policy careers, by offering qualified recent college graduates with career-track job-placement assistance in Washington, DC, and by providing current college students with a variety of internship and externships opportunities.

The ANCA leverages its relationships in and around Capitol Hill and its long experience in job placement and internship programs to help qualified candidates identify and secure their preferred professional opportunities, ranging from permanent professional positions to summer internships. The program offers short-term housing to qualified applicants.

The ANCA Capital Gateway Program includes:

Job Placement Services
The Program provides a broad range of job search and networking assistance to help qualified recent graduates and professionals secure positions with Congressional offices, federal agencies, think tanks, media outlets, and other elements of the Washington, DC foreign policy community.

ANCA Extended Internships
Semester-long internships in the ANCA office offer university students in-depth training on special projects – such as regional studies, foreign aid, or human rights – dealing with each intern's specific area of interest.

ANCA Externships
This Program helps place university students in semester-long externships in Congressional offices, or in foreign policy related institutions where they will make important contacts and gain vital skills for later job placement.

University Internships
The Program also facilitates the entry of an increased stream of Armenian Americans into existing university-run internship programs in Washington, DC.

To learn more about the ANCA Capital Gateway Program read the brochure and
apply today.

Have additional questions? Contact Capital Gateway Program Director Raffi Karakashian at (202) 775-1918 or email gateway@anca.org.

ANCA Leo Sarkisian Summer Internship Program

The ANCA Leo Sarkisian Summer Internship program, now in its 26th year, provides student leaders and activists an opportunity to participate in an eight week intensive program designed to give them the tools necessary to effectively advance issues of concern to the Armenian American community on the federal, state and local level. This program requires a separate application process.

Contact your ANCA regional office for more information or download an application:

Western USA ph. 818-500-1918 or internship@ancawr.org
Eastern USA ph. 917-428-1918 email: ancaer@anca.org

In addition to Job Placement and Internship Programs in Washington, DC, the ANCA has a range of internship opportunities across the U.S., including those listed below:

ANCA Western Region Internship Program

The ANCA-WR Internship Program, in Glendale, CA, provides student leaders and activists with an opportunity to participate in an intensive program designed to provide an in-depth introduction to Armenian American issues as well as advocacy efforts on the federal, state and local level. The program operates a spring, summer, and autumn session.

This program requires a separate application. Contact the ANCA Western Region office for more information at tel: 818-500-1918 or email internship@ancawr.org.

ANC Glendale Internship Program

The ANC Glendale Chapter Internship Program, in Glendale, CA, is an eight-week, part time leadership program geared towards driven high school seniors, college students, and recent college graduates who are interested in gaining an in-depth understanding of Armenian-American issues as well as advocacy efforts on the local level. In addition to networking with community leaders, candidates will participate in workshops featuring a variety of guest speaks, including public officials, ANC leadership, and specialists from the community. Interns will partake in joint projects with fellow interns as well as individual sessions. Click here to learn more about this innovative program and other internship opportunities in Southern California.