LOS ANGELES–As one of seven Interns for the Armenian National Committee– Western Region’s Summer 2008 Internship–Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP), Armine Sargsyan has immersed herself in the promotion of bilateral ties between American and Armenian cities. As an Extern for the Glendale Ghapan Sister City Association (GGSCA), Sargsyan generates press and is helping organize the GGSCA fifth anniversary celebration event.
"Being an Extern with GGSCA has allowed me to become a more active member of my community," said Sargsyan. "I’ve always wanted to contribute to the Armenian American community and this Externship was the perfect opportunity," she added.
In addition to the work assigned to her by GGSCA, Sargsyan has spent numerous hours volunteering for ANC-WR during the Navasartian Games and for the Armenian Relief Society during the Mayor’s Day of Service.
Sargsyan attends UCLA, where she studies political science. After graduating, Sargsyan plans to attend graduate school where she will specialize in international relations.
Sargsyan has been a long time community activist and is a Model United Nations (MUN) member at UCLA. As a MUN participant, Sargsyan learned about the ANC-WR IEP through a friend and was enthusiastic to partake in the program.
The Armenian National Committee – 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 ANC-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.