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ANCA Youth Empowerment Programs

Here are the amazing youth empowerment programs that the Armenian National Committee of America offers in Washington DC!

Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway Program (Recent Grads)

The ANCA Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway Program (CGP) helps secure permanent employment and professional internships in Washington, DC for young Armenian American professionals and students. The CGP offers free housing, enrichment seminars, mentors, office space, & more! The CGP also offers internship program at the ANCA office in Washington, DC throughout the year.

Leo Sarkisian Summer Internship (University Students)

The ANCA Leo Sarkisian Summer Internship program provides student leaders and activists an opportunity to participate in a six-week intensive program designed to give them the tools necessary to effectively advance issues of concern to the Armenian American community on the federal, state, and local level. The Maral Melkonian Avetisyan Fellowship runs parallel to this program.

University Programs

The ANCA encourages students who attend universities that offer Semester-In-Washington programs (UCDC, Pepperdine, AU etc.) to take advantage of these opportunities and consider interning at the ANCA.  The ANCA is happy to work with participants to ensure their ANCA internship meets university requirements.

ANCA Rising Leaders (University Students)

ANCA Rising Leaders is a three-day seminar in Washington, DC, offering expert advice on careers in government, development, and media. The program includes the Lucine Kouchakdjian Capitol Hill Day – a full day of Capitol Hill discussions with legislators and staff on strengthening U.S.-Armenia ties, supporting Artsakh freedom, and securing justice for the Armenian Genocide.

Haroutioun and Elizabeth Kasparian Summer Academy (High School Students)

The Haroutioun and Elizabeth Kasparian Summer Academy is a one-week, intensive program that brings a select group of high school students 17-19 years of age with proven community leadership experience to Washington DC to learn more about the Armenian Cause and how our policy priorities are advanced within the framework of America’s federal government.

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