The ‘Karekin Njteh’ Future Leaders Program is a comprehensive internship aimed at giving students the opportunity to gain experience in the fields of public administration and public relations, while learning about strategic planning, human resource management, program development, social media advertising, and political activism.
“Through this internship program, the AYF is giving Armenian youth the opportunity to learn things that will give them a definite edge in their upcoming professional careers,” says internship coordinator, Shant Meguerditchian.
Ideal candidates are outstanding high school or college students with a strong interest in social issues, excellent research skills, and the ability to complete assignments in a timely manner. During the 8-week long internship, participants are given an inside look at the AYF, gaining experience in working for a non-profit organization, leading projects, and compiling research. Interns also partake in a lecture series, unique outings, and various career building workshops.
Interns will also be assigned a personally-tailored final project which they will present at a closing ceremony at the conclusion of their internship. The final project is designed around the interns’ career goals, with the intent of helping advance the Armenian Cause.
Participants of the Future Leaders Program will not only gain leadership skills, but they will also expand their network, boost their resume, and receive a certificate of completion.
Interested students should email their completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1st.
Founded in 1933, the Armenian Youth Federation is the largest and most influential Armenian-American youth organization in the United States working to advance the social, political, educational, and cultural awareness of Armenian-American youth.