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NIAC Now Accepting Summer Internship Applications

Source: National Iranian American Council, Washington, DC

NIAC now accepts applications for full-time Summer interns to operate out of NIAC's Washington, DC office with a general starting date of late-May/early-June. Summer semester internships last for 12 weeks (though interns may elect to stay beyond the 12-week minimum). NIAC will assist in helping interns get school credit, but positions are unpaid.

The deadline for Summer 2012 applications is April 15, 2012, though applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received.


NIAC seeks dynamic undergraduate/graduate students and recent graduates, preferably in international relations, political science, government, or public policy. Excellent written and spoken communication skills, a highly organized approach to work, and proficiency in the use of computers are essential. Additionally, as the situation in Iran following the 2009 presidential election remains uncertain, NIAC interns with a working knowledge of Farsi/Persian may translate news and information coming out of Iran for our blog,, which has been one of the foremost sources of information on the unfolding events in Iran.


Interns work in conjunction with NIAC staff in Washington, DC, on NIAC's programs, including monitoring of Congressional activities, researching legislation, and drafting analyses and action alerts on issues related to immigration, civil rights, and foreign policy. Responsibilities also include writing news articles for both NIAC's blog and website, as well as covering Congressional hearings/policy conferences and writing reports for inclusion on the website. Interns work on various NIAC civic education projects and collaborate closely with Iranian-American organizations across the country. Interns assist with program implementation, database management, community outreach, event planning, logistical support for staff activities, and other administrative duties.

To Apply

Please email resume, cover letter, writing sample (journalistic writing preferred but an academic sample is also acceptable), and the names and phone numbers of two references (professional or academic) to

NIAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About NIAC

The National Iranian American Council is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the interests of the Iranian-American community. We accomplish our mission by supplying the resources, knowledge and tools to enable greater civic participation by Iranian Americans and informed decision making by lawmakers. (read more)

National Iranian American Council
1411 K St. NW  Ste. 600
Washington, DC 20005 
ph: (202) 386-6325


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