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AAI Announces Scholarships and Internships Avaialable for Arab American Students

posted on: Jan 30, 2009

The Arab American Institute Foundation is looking for qualified individuals to apply for our annual Youth Leadership Awards. The Helen Abbott Community Service Awards and the Raymond Jallow Awards for Public Service are given annually by the AAIF for outstanding candidates who have shown a commitment to public or community service.

The Helen Abbott Community Service Awards honor students and student organizations whose devotion to community service, selfless acts of care, and interest in improving the quality of life for others reflect the life of the Awards’ namesake. Each year the Foundation awards a maximum of two $1,000 individual prizes to exceptional undergraduate students, and one $500 grant to a high school student. Previous recipients have demonstrated an extraordinary ability to balance success in their academic endeavors with selfless service to their respective communities.

The Raymond Jallow Awards for Public Service are presented to two deserving candidates whose commitment to public service reflects the life of the Awards’ namesake. Two $500 grants are given annually to students and adults who are actively involved in, or plan to participate, in public service. Previous recipients have displayed a strong commitment to service in the public interest.

If you feel that you, or someone you know, would be a good candidate for one of our awards, please contact Kyle Haley at

Summer is coming…

Are you starting to plan your summer? Have you considered an internship in DC? (Please note that you must be a U.S. Citizen to work in the US Government.)

Department Of Homeland Security has announced a summer internship for college students that are enrolled at least half-time in accredited institutions. Please go to Department Of Homeland Security Summer Internship Vacancy Announcement for more information.

Congressman Charles W. Boustany has just announced two internships in his DC office. Please go to the Congressman Boustany website for more information. Current students and recent graduates should submit a cover letter and resume to Jeff Dobrozsi, Chief of Staff, at: or by fax at (202) 225-5724.