Students will have the opportunity to work on broad-based issues related to domestic civil rights and international human rights. Currently, much of our work is focused on the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the prevention of anti-Arab hate crimes and harassment, and the defense of civil liberties. While the program is mainly directed towards Arab Americans, students of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Arabic language skills are desirable but not mandatory.
The summer program is full-time and includes an educational component. One day a week, students visit government offices, Arab embassies, and Middle East organizations or have speakers, films, and discussions of Arab-American issues. Positions during the school year can be part-time. If students do not receive course credit for the program, a small stipend is provided.