Since 2010, the Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations in New York has hosted a summer internship program for Armenians studying at universities around the world. Designed specifically for Diasporan students in their senior year of study, the internship typically lasts one month, and consists of two parts. The first two weeks are comprised of group sessions with the Ambassador of Armenia, where participants learn about the overall structure and working procedures of the UN main bodies, the priorities of the Armenian delegation in the UN, the major issues of concern to Armenia, and the UN’s programs in Armenia. The second half of the program sees the participants meeting with other UN delegations of their choice, attending General Assembly and Security Council meetings, writing press releases and compiling policy papers on matters pertaining to Armenia. In the past, the subject of these papers has ranged from border security to women’s empowerment, environmental policies and sustainable development.
The summer internship program also involves visiting major centers of the Armenian-American community on the East Coast and meeting community representatives. In previous years, participants have come from Canada, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic), the United States, Russia and various EU countries.
Applications for summer internships at the Mission are processed solely by the Armenian-American organizations which work in conjunction with the Mission to co-ordinate the internship program.
For more information please contact the following organizations based in New York, USA:
AGBU: (212)-319-6383 email@example.com
ARF- Eastern Region: (201) -233-0208 firstname.lastname@example.org