• ANCA-WR Internship Program Week 8
    BY: Kyle Hacopian University of California, Los Angeles Political Science & International Relations This past Monday the interns welcomed Nana Shakhnazaryan along with Anahit Aharonian and Federico Hairabedian of South America as guest speakers. Each of the guests presented extensively on their respective experiences and works. Nana’s presentation […]
  • ANCA-WR Summer Internship: Week 6
    BY: Moss Woodbury George Washington University, Political Science and History This Monday we had the honor of welcoming Congressman Adam Schiff who represents the 28th Congressional District of California and most of us in the ANCA-WR summer Intern class. Though he did not have too much time with […]
  • Interns Meet with Rep. Adam Schiff
    On Monday July 13, 2020, Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-28) met with the ANCA-WR Summer 2020 Interns virtually and discussed a wide range of issues facing our nation and the Armenian-American community.  After brief introductions by the interns, Rep. Adam Schiff discussed the latest on the global pandemic and the legislations that are being debated […]
  • ANCA-WR Summer Internship: Week 5
    BY: Anna Azaryan UCSD, Public Policy We began week 5 of the ANCA-WR summer internship program by welcoming LA County District Attorney candidate George Gascón to our Monday meeting. The DA candidate introduced himself as a Cuban-born Californian who wound up serving in the U.S. Army, eventually finding […]
  • ANCA WR Interns Meet with George Gascón
    On Monday July 6, 2020, ANCA-WR Summer 2020 Interns were provided an exclusive opportunity to meet with LA County District Attorney candidate George Gascón. Gascón spoke about his experiences as a former Los Angeles police officer and Mesa, Arizona, police chief, and his eventual ascent to the District […]
  • ANCA-WR Summer Internship: Week 4
    BY: Christine Almadjian GCC, Political Science & International Relations On Monday, we were pleased to have Assemblywoman Laura Friedman with us. Alongside her Field Representative Victoria Dochoghlian, the interns were able to hear about the structure and function of her duties. Since Asm. Friedman is responsible for representing […]
  • ANCA-WR Summer 2020 Internship Program: Week 3
    Derick Ambarsoomzadeh UCLA, Economy ANCA-WR 2020 Summer Intern Our third week of the 2020 ANCA-WR summer internship program began on Monday, June 22 with a virtual meeting with Sevag Belian and Aram Balian, the executive directors of the Armenian National Committee of Canada and the ANCA Eastern Region […]
  • ANCA-WR Summer 2020 Internship Program: Weeks 1 and 2
    By: Arthur Sefayan Glendale Community College (GCC), Political Science ANCA-WR 2020 Summer Intern Our virtual internship began on June 8, 2020, over Zoom, with a welcoming message from Verginie Touloumian, which was then followed by an ice breaker activity where we learned about all the other interns and […]
  • Reflections from a Summer of Advocacy
    BY TALEEN NAZARIAN University of California, Irvine, Class of 2020 ANCA-WR Summer Intern 2018 As the ANCA-WR Summer Internship comes to a close, I can’t help but relive the first day of my internship, where I was asked what I hoped to take away from this internship. I […]
  • A Behind the Scenes Look at the ANCA-WR Summer Internship
    BY NICOLE ARSLANIAN University of Southern California, Class of May 2021 ANCA-WR Summer Intern 2018 Throughout my years of attending an Armenian school, I have become aware of the hardships and challenges that stand in the way of the Armenian community- both in our homeland and in the […]