GLENDALE—The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region welcomed seven students as the 2011 Summer Session of the ANCA-WR Internship Program got off to a strong start this past week. The interns, who come from colleges and universities throughout California, will assist the board and staff with day-to-day operations while completing research projects and assignments covering issues ranging from public policy to community organizing.
“We are happy to have these bright and accomplished individuals join us at the ANCA-WR for the summer,” said Andrew Kzirian, Chairman of the ANCA-WR Board of Directors. “This internship will provide them with a great deal of insight into Armenian American issues and the community while preparing them to continue their activism through the ANCA in the months and years to come.”
The 2011 Summer Session program participants include Nayiri Baghdassarian (Charter Oak High School), Tsovinar Karapetyan (Los Angeles City College), Joseph Kazazian (University of California at Santa Barbara), Sebouh Kouyoumjian (Glendale Community College), Anush Petrosyan (Glendale Community College), Zepiour Shabani (University of California at Irvine), and Anush Simonyan (Los Angeles City College).
In addition to their individually assigned and group projects, the interns will also be participating in a weekly series of professional development workshops, media review seminars, and lectures.
The ANCA-WR Internship Program is a selective and intensive program that provides student leaders and activists with an opportunity to participate in an intensive internship designed to provide an in-depth introduction to Armenian American issues as well as advocacy efforts on the federal, state and local level. The program hosts spring, summer and autumn sessions.
For more information about the program and to receive information about the application process, individuals may contact the ANCA-WR office at 818 500 1918 or e-mail [email protected].
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, locals, 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.