APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED 

Overview 

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 will also empower young Arab Americans and create networking and mentorship opportunities, leadership development workshops, and conversations with Arab American leaders, their allies, and others serving in key public policy positions. The AALP will allow young Arab Americans to gain a complex understanding of the federal government, the legislative process, and how to shape policy in their ultimate professionsWe 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).

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.

The AALP seeks to: 

  • Increase the number of Arab Americans engaged in federal public policy; 
  • Create networking opportunities between Arab American youth and experienced public policy professionals; and 
  • Produce a pipeline of Arab Americans with strong public policy experience


 

FELLOWSHIP DETAILS

Awarded applicants will be placed at a Fall 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). 
  • Note, this application has a ROLLING DEADLINE. Meaning the review committee will evaluate applications as they are received versus waiting to evaluate all applications after the deadline. We recommend getting your application submitted as soon as possible. 
  • 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 Fall 2022 AALP cohort is expected to run between September to December, with official start and end dates to be determined between the Congressional office and the accepted applicant. 
View the full application instructions here

Applications are now closed. 

Questions? Please contact Mikala Cox at mcox@accesscommunity.org