GLENDALE — The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is proud to introduce its newest intern, Tiffany Arwanda, who is currently participating in the fall session of the 2018 ANCA-WR Internship Program.
“We have strategically structured this session to have a focal point and goal. This fall term of the internship program will offer one-on-one experiences with elected officials, community leaders, and team members. Through constant back-and-forth feedback, Tiffany will be able to learn quickly, and strengthen her skills and potential through communication, leadership and teamwork,” said ANCA-WR Project Coordinator, Lori A. Sinanian.
The ANCA Western Region Internship Program is an intensive 10-week, part-time, leadership program, which introduces college students and recent college graduates to all aspects of the public affairs arena. The program provides an opportunity for student leaders to work in a professional work environment while learning the intricacies of public policy and advocacy. Throughout the ten weeks, interns will learn the minutiae of community organizing through weekly workshops and lectures with community leaders.
Tiffany Arwanda is currently a junior at California State University, Northridge, majoring in Political Science and History. Before attending CSUN, Tiffany attended College of the Canyons and received three associate degrees for transfer in, Political Science, History and Social and Behavioral Sciences. While being a full-time student, she has maintained a part-time job in a billing department in a medical laboratory. Throughout her time studying at College of the Canyons, she was also a member of the political science club. This allowed her to have a better understanding of how the political system works and how important it is to be politically involved. She has declared law and society as her emphasis at CSUN and has hopes to go to law school after finishing her undergraduate education. Tiffany is interested in Human and Civil Rights. She wants to represent individuals who are unable to advocate for themselves, and ensure everyone has access to their given rights. She is involved in the Armenian Students Association (ASA) and the pre-law association on her campus. She hopes the ANCA-WR will help her become more involved within the Armenian community, as well as help strengthen her ties to her heritage. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and watching movies.
“I’m excited for this opportunity to work with the ANCA-WR team to learn more about the fields I am passionate about and give back to my community. They have provided an internship tailored to me, which will give me the opportunity to learn and grow as an individual,” said Tiffany Arwanda.
Tiffany Arwanda will have the unique opportunity to visit the offices of several elected officials, including California State Senator Anthony Portantino, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, Pro Tempore Mayor Jack Hadjinian, and Mayor Zareh Sinanyan. During these meetings with the elected officials and staff, the interns will engage in candid discussions and develop a deeper sense of understanding and appreciation for our political system. In addition to meeting with community leaders, interns will have workshops on Resume Building, iMovie, Out of CA Development and Advocacy, Lobbying, and Armenian Media.
College students or recent college graduates interested in learning more or applying to the ANCA-WR Internship Program may do so online at ancawr.org/internship. Applications are accepted year-round. Deadline for the spring session is January 23, 2019.
The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANCA-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.