Research & Writing Internship

The ANCA Western Region Internship Program is a selective 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 and activists to gain an in-depth understanding of the American political system, Armenian-American issues and advocacy efforts on the local, state and federal levels.

Interns will gain experience in non-profit management, government affairs, community organizing and education, communication, media, research and writing, and planning and executing events. In addition to individual and joint projects, interns will participate in workshops featuring a variety of guest speakers including public officials, ANCA Western Region leadership, and specialists.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must have a high school diploma
  • Complete 18 hours per week during the Spring and Fall sessions, at least 25 hours in the Summer including some evenings and weekends
  • Have a valid driver’s license (exceptions made in special circumstances)
  • Minimum age requirement for internship program: 18 years

2024-2025 Program Schedule

Winter/Spring (2025)

  • Application Deadline: December 22, 2024
  • Program Dates: January 15 – May 6, 2025

Fall (2024)

  • Application Deadline: August 4, 2024
  • Program Dates: September 15 – December 25, 2024

Summer (2024)

  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2024
  • Program Dates: June 15 – August 26, 2024

Research & Writing Internship Requirements & Responsibilities:

  • Strong research and writing skills;
  • Some familiarity with academic databases;
  • Ability to assess media bias and cross-reference information;
  • Education: Coursework or major in political science, international relations, international or human rights law, political economy, and/or related fields;
  • Language: Familiarity with Russian, Armenian, Azeri, Turkish, and/or Farsi (preferred);
  • Detail-oriented, nuanced, and able to multitask with competing deadlines;
  • Research historical and contemporary issues and developments regarding Armenia and Artsakh, including geopolitics and conflict, international and human rights law, crimes against humanity and other violations, and genocide;
  • Write summaries, fact sheets, briefing documents, letters, and reports;
  • Monitor media and provide news updates to ANCA Western Region Staff and Board;
  • Fact-checking claims made by government officials in the US and abroad;
  • Attending relevant panels, events, and conferences and taking notes.

For more information about the ANCA Western Region Internship Program, please e-mail or call (818) 500-1918.

2024 ANCA WR Research & Writing Internship Application Form

  • You may choose more than one session, depending on your availability, prior to its deadline.
  • Personal Statement

  • 1) If you could visit one place anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
  • Resume

  • Accepted file types: pdf.