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NIAC 2008 Public Service and Journalism Fellowship Program

Jump-starting the Careers of Iranian-American Youth

Application Deadline for the 2008 Fellowship is February 1, 2008!

NIAC is accepting applications for its fourth annual Public Service and Journalism Fellowship. The NPSJ fellowship is the first and only initiative designed to grant Iranian-American youth the opportunity to witness first-hand how democracy works in America. The program provides outstanding Iranian-American college students with internships in political and media organizations in Washington, DC through a paid fellowship.

NIAC is currently accepting applications for the 2008 Summer Fellowship!

NIAC will help place the 2008 NPSJ fellow in a Congressional office, to fulfill an internship during the months of June to August. The fellowship also includes travel to and from Washington, DC, housing for three months, and a stipend of $500 per month.

College juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are US citizens or legal permanent residents of Iranian descent are eligible to apply. Responsibilities of the fellow include attending committee hearings; working on special projects; researching legislation; general office duties; and other activities that promote first-hand knowledge of the American legislative process.

The selection process is highly competitive; applicants are judged on the basis of their academic credentials, demonstrated interest in community and public service, and the ability to fulfill the needs and expectations of the Congressional office they will be placed in. A background in public policy, political science, economics, international affairs, or journalism is preferred.

Interested students should submit the following by February 1, 2008:

A completed application form
Three letters of recommendation, two academic and one from an employment supervisor
Current college transcript
500-word essay addressing the following question: How has being Iranian American influenced your decision to pursue a career in public service or journalism?

Electronically submitted applications are strongly encouraged (email to Shabnam Sahandy at Physical copies should be sent to:

1411 K Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005

Application deadline is February 1, 2008. NIAC will select finalists, who will be asked to submit supplemental information to the Congressional office for a final decision. At the end of the fellowship, the fellow will be required to submit to NIAC a summary report on the internship experience.

Click here for application form and instructions

National Iranian American Council
1411 K Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
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