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College Intern Program

Washington, D.C.

American Hellenic Institute



Academic Level




Job Description & Requirements


AHI offers several internship positions throughout the year. The internship is an excellent opportunity for those interested in gaining experience in government affairs andforeign policy issues, specifically U.S. relations with Greece and Cyprus. It is designed for undergraduate and graduate students and helps to explore new career avenues and jump-start career in politics, journalism, lobbying, government, or the nonprofit sector.

Interns work directly with staff members on various activities, including performing research and analysis; drafting letters and memoranda, and assisting staff with other project-oriented tasks. They also attend lectures held at think tanks, monitor legislation and congressional hearings on Capitol Hill, draft press releases and assist with general administrative duties.

The duration of the internship varies from one to several months depending on each student's schedule. During the academic year, they are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per week. During the summer term, preference will be given to interns who are available to work full-time. The internship is unsalaried. Foreign students are eligible to apply as long as they have a current student visa and/or work permit. Additionally, housing is not provided and interns are responsible for making their own housing arrangements.


Candidates for AHI should be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week during the academic year and 35 hours per week during the summer. All foreign students must have a current student visa and/or current work permit. Once we have received your cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcripts and two letters of recommendation, we will contact the applicants to participate in a phone interview.


To be eligible, interns must be currently enrolled in a college or university or have graduated within 12 months from the beginning of the internship. Interns may receive academic credit for their internship if approved and arranged by their educational institution. Typically, our interns are:

  • Highly motivated, responsible individual with strong research, writing and computer skills and excellent oral communication skills.

  • Educational concentration in U.S. relations with Greece and Cyprus.

  • Ability to handle several tasks at once while working independently or as a team member.

Interested applicants from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. However, preference will be given to those applicants with superior writing, organization and word-processing skills, and knowledge or coursework on US relations with Greece and Cyprus. Housing arrangements are not provided for interns. It is the intern's responsibility to find his/her own housing.

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