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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.

Spring 2024 CGP Session (Starts: April 8, 2024) – Application Deadline: February 16, 2024
Summer 2024 CGP Internship (June 17 – July 26, 2024) – Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
Fall 2024 CGP Session (Starts: September 9, 2024) – Application Deadline: July 12, 2024

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.

2024 ANCA Leo Sarkisian / Maral Melkonian Avetisyan Internship Dates: June 17th to July 26th, 2024
Application Deadline: March 29, 2024

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.

2024 Rising Leaders Session 1: March 10th to 12th, 2024
2024 Rising Leaders Session 2: March 24th to 26th, 2024
Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

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.

Kasparian Summer Academy – Session 1: August 5th to August 9th of 2024
Kasparian Summer Academy – Session 2: August 12th to August 16th of 2024
Application Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2024

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