ACBH, with sponsorship from the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA), is accepting applications for an 8-week stipend internship program for students and recent college graduates who have been accepted as an intern to work at the offices of members of the U.S. Congress (Please note that ACBH does not provide the internship, but a stipend for an accepted intern on Capitol Hill. It is the responsibility of each prospective intern to apply for an internship at one of the Congressional offices).
The stipend internship program will provide an opportunity for four Bosnian American students to live and work in Washington, D.C. and become exposed to U.S. government institutions and policymaking processes. Through this program, ACBH intends to contribute to the preparation of future Bosnian American political and social leaders, and enhance the participation of the Bosnian American community in American political life.
The ACBH Stipend Internship Program on Capitol Hill will provide opportunities for prospective interns to meet with members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and engage in dialogue on matters important to U.S.- BiH relations. Interns are expected to attend an orientation sponsored by ACBH at the beginning of their internship program and exchange ideas and experiences throughout their stay in Washington, D.C. During the internship period, program participants will have the opportunity to attend intellectual, social, and cultural events such as meetings at think-tanks, congressional hearings, events at the BiH Embassy, events that ACBH organizes, and sightseeing tours of Washington, D.C. At the conclusion of the program, interns will be expected to present a report evaluating their internship experience and remain generally engaged within the Bosnian American community by emphasizing the importance of having their voices heard in Washington D.C.
The stipend covers internships that last for two months, or depending on the U.S. Congressional office. The program is a monthly stipend between $400 (in-state participants) and $1,000 (out-of-state participants), based on the needs of the intern. No other costs will be covered.
Application requirements (all must be fulfilled):
1. U.S. citizen of Bosnian descent
2. Relevant educational background and maturity
3. Excellent communication and writing skills
4. Past interest and experience in community and public service
Applicants are required to submit their internship acceptance letter from one of the U.S. Congressional offices, the most recent resume and a one-page cover letter explaining their interest in community and public service, as well as their expectations of the program. The materials submitted should also include the names and contact information (phone and email) of at least 2 references.
Applications should be e-mailed to:
Ajla Delkic, ACBH Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Capitol Hill Internship Program
1510 H. St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
For further information, you may contact:
ACBH Executive Director
Phone: (202) 347-6742