During the 10-week duration of the internship program, ADC interns get several opportunities to visit government and congressional offices, embassies, and other cornerstone organizations in Washington, D.C. These experiences introduce ADC interns to policy-making institutions in the D.C. area. ADC interns will also have opportunities to attend speeches, film screenings, conferences, exhibits, and cultural programs in D.C. which address world issues. Each year at the end of their program, ADC interns write and publish Intern Perspectives, in which they reflect on their experiences at ADC and the issues on which they focused. Click here to view the “Intern Perspectives” from past years.
While the program is primarily oriented to Arab-American students, we encourage students of all ethnic backgrounds to apply. International students are eligible for the intern program, but must acquire U.S. visas that authorize employment in the U.S. if accepted. ADC cannot make these arrangements. They may be available through university programs or organizations such as the Council on International Educational Exchange (www.ciee.org). For more resources on attaining visas for internships, please call us at (202) 244-2990 during regular office hours or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates must have completed at least one (1) year of college. Undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students, and law students are all eligible for the Anthony Shadid Internship Program.
ADC membership is recommended. Student memberships are available at discounted rates.
During the summer, up to 15 internships are available at the national office. The 10-week internships are full-time positions. We ask interns to start as soon as possible after their semester ends/starts.
Volunteer positions for course credit are available during the academic year and are arranged on a case-by-case basis.