APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN.
By increasing the number of Arab Americans working in the public service sector, the Arab American Leadership Program (AALP) will help strengthen the political power of the Arab American community, ensuring that federal agencies and policymakers are reflective of our community and its related needs. This program produces a pipeline of Arab Americans with strong public policy experience by:
- Creating networking and mentorship opportunities
- Offering leadership development workshops
- Creating opportunities to engage in conversations with Arab American leaders, their allies, and others serving in key public policy positions
- Giving them an opportunity to gain a complex understanding of the federal government, the legislative process, and how to shape policy in their ultimate professions. We seek to create a network of AALP fellows that have a deep passion for engaging in public policy.
The AALP is organized by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) and funded by the Arab American Leadership Fund, housed at the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP).
“The fellowship gave me the financial and professional support to enter the congressional space.”
Sief Salameh, AALP Alumni
To hear from more alumni, visit here.
About the fund
The AALF increases access for Arab American youth by funding summer internships in state or federal government agencies, Capitol Hill, and in other key public service institutions in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the fund or consider donating by clicking here.
Awarded applicants will be placed at a summer 2024 fellowship position in either a state or federal government agency, Capitol Hill, or a key public service institution in Washington D.C. Fellows will be provided a stipend of $3,000. Assistance for transportation and housing is also available to those who qualify based on financial need (up to $2,000). Additional details:
- The AALP is organized by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) and funded by the Arab American Leadership Fund, housed at the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP).
- Once you apply, you will be contacted by NNAAC staff to discuss your application. Accepted applications will be connected to a Congressional office based on the office’s needs and interests in candidates. From there, you will interview with the Congressional office for their available internship position. Progression through this stage does not guarantee a congressional internship; ultimately, that decision will be made between you and the offices you interview with.
- The Summer 2024 AALP cohort is expected to run between May to August, with official start and end dates to be determined between the Congressional office and the accepted applicant.
- AALP awardees will be expected to participate in a virtual orientation and skill-building session prior to the start of their internships.
Applications are now open. You MUST download and review application instructions before submitting. Applications DUE at 11:59pm on Sunday, December 31st, 2023.
Questions? Please contact Kira Love at Klove@accesscommunity.org