National Council on U.S.-Arab Relatoins

National Council Arab World Scholar Program

Arab World Scholar Program for High School Model Arab League Participants

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is pleased to sponsor the Arab World Scholar Program for high school students who have participated in Model Arab League.  The program consists of a one-week internship with the National Council in Washington, DC, coordinated in conjunction with the university-level Summer Internship Program.

Eligibility: Alumni of any National Council-sponsored high school Model Arab League program may apply. Outstanding applicants will be selected, with a preference for students in the 11th Grade or higher. Recent senior high school graduates are also eligible. The Arab World Scholar program is an unpaid internship and all related expenses are the responsibility of the applicant; the National Council will cover the cost of the selected student’s roundtrip airfare to Washington, D.C. and hotel accommodations in the D.C. metro area. Eligible students must complete the application available below.

Program Details: The Arab World Scholar recipient’s time in Washington will consist of participation in one week of the National Council's Washington, DC Summer Internship Program, which runs from May 23 - July 29, 2016. The exact dates of the Arab World Scholar program will be determined based on availability.  The program offers professional work experiences combined with twice weekly evening seminars that bring academic experts and experienced foreign policy practitioners to meet with students for candid discussions. Program goals are: (1) to provide a realistic Washington, DC work experience that will pave the way to career development; (2) to provide interns with access to the foreign policy community in Washington, DC; (3) to provide a strong academic component dealing with U.S. political, economic, and cultural relations with Arabia and the Gulf region; (4) to help participants begin the process of career networking by introducing them to working professionals in government, business, journalism, and NGOs; and, (5) to highlight the wide range of career opportunities in the field of U.S.-Arab relations.

As a complement to the program, interns will also be exposed to D.C. in a less formal manner via films, cultural events, embassy and museum visits, conversations with former diplomats, group dinners, and suggestions for exploring the sights and sounds of Washington, D.C.  Arab World Scholar participants will enjoy one week of such opportunities, with the content dependent on the schedule of the National Council's Washington, DC Summer Internship Program.

2016 Arab World Scholar Application Form (.pdf)

All materials should be submitted by mail or express delivery to the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations at the address below postmarked by Thursday, March 31, 2016.

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
ATTN: Arab World Scholars
1730 M St NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20036