The AYF Internship in Artsakh provides an opportunity for young diasporan Armenians to intern or volunteer in Artsakh while strengthening ties between young diasporan Armenians and the youth of Artsakh.

Selected applicants will be matched with a six-week internship in a field of their choosing in Artsakh. Possible sectors of work include the government, non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGO), health and medicine, education, information technologies sector, agriculture sector, and multimedia development.

Interns will live together and be provided educationals, embark on excursions through Artsakh and the Republic of Armenia, and participate in forums. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to work with existing AYF-West campaigns, including With Our Soldiers and Youth Corps, and with the AYF equivalent in Artsakh.

Interns must be at least 18 years of age. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2019. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. For more information, please email artsakhinternship@ayfwest.org.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the AYF Internship in Artsakh?

The AYF Internship in Artsakh is a six-week program intended to give diasporans the opportunity to stay in Artsakh for a summer and experience the land in a new way.

Who is eligible to participate?

All people between the age of 18 to 30 are eligible to participate.

Can I participate if I don’t speak Armenian?

Yes.

Where will I be staying?

Interns will be staying with a host family.

How will my internship placement be chosen? What if I’m unhappy with my placement?

The committee, along with the committee in Artsakh, reviews applications and tries to determine what would be a good fit for the applicant based on their goals and past experiences. Then, the committee matches the intern to a location or to multiple locations.


Will there be touring?

There will be touring around Artsakh. At the three week mark, interns will return to Armenia.

Can I visit family in Armenia during my time in Artsakh?

We would like participants to spend the maximum six weeks with the internship program and encourage those who would like to do extra touring to extend their stay.

I am not available the full six weeks. What are my options?

Our mission is to make Artsakh a more easily accessible location. Please apply and we will talk about what is right for you.

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