• Find Us at an Upcoming Event!

  • Upcoming Events:

  • Young Professional Networking Mixer & LinkedIn Headshots


  • Come network with the ABPA team and learn more about internship opportunities in the DMV area and build your network with other young professionals. Get a free Professional Headshot taken for use on LinkedIn & Handshake.

    Location: 8200 Greensboro Dr, McLean, VA 22102 (Main Lobby) 


  • Past Events:

  • Summer Internship Placements with The Bureau of Land Management


    A Conversation You Won't Want To Miss!

  • During the summer, ABPA Institute partners with Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to support the Direct Hire Authority for Resource Assistants Internship (DHA-RAI) Program. The BLM DHA-RAI Program offers rigorous geoscience opportunities in national offices.


    The objective of the DHA-RAI Program is to provide career experiences for students in undergraduate or graduate degree programs, who might seek employment with federal agencies in the Department of the Interior (DOI). Applicants should have a strong interest in a career with the DOI, which includes the BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), National Park Service (NPS), and many other bureaus and offices. Current students who successfully complete this summer program will be eligible to be noncompetitively hired into federal positions for two years starting from the completion date of their qualifying degree program


  • Navigating The Beginning Stages of Your Career – Student Insight Series: Episode 1


    A Conversation You Won't Want To Miss!

  • Navigating The Beginning Stages of Your Career – Student Insight Series: Episode 1

    Wednesday, December 14th 5:00pm-6:00pm EST


    Introducing our newest Webinar Series: Student Insight Series by ABPA Institute! We will speak with a variety of young professionals in their field to share an insight into their career path and advice they would share to other young professionals that are immersed in their college career, students that just graduated, or experienced professionals who are all currently navigating their career paths and fields. We will cover topics such as professional development tips, building your brand, understanding the job market, how to advocate for yourself, and much more!


    Join us for our first episode on Wednesday, December 14th 5:00pm-6:00pm EST where we will be joined by Layla Amarir, an Impact Investing Associate at Morgan Stanley to discuss navigating the beginning stages of a career path.


    Layla Amarir is an Impact Investing Associate at Morgan Stanley. She supports clients to achieve a range of objectives, from aligning their investments with their values to pursuing measurable environmental and social impact through private and public market investments. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, she worked as a management consultant at KPMG and as a policy analyst covering topics such as food security, child support, and affordable housing. She holds a B.A. in political science and international relations from Virginia Commonwealth University. Originally from Arlington, Virginia, she now resides in lower Manhattan.



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  • ABPA Institute Hosting Live Webinar with State Department!


    Breaking Into a Federal Career Path – A Conversation with The State Department


    Date: October 05, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


    Join us for an insight to the many pathways to a meaningful career with the State Department! You will learn more about State Department careers in the Washington DC region as well as overseas in the U.S. embassies. ABPA Institute’s Program Administrator, Aliya Qutub and Program Coordinator, Amanda Rommes are joined by Mr. Faisal Khan, a recruiter for the State Department, who will share the latest on internships, fellowships, and the job application processes with the organization. We will also be speaking with Mr. Mahmoud El-Hamalawy to share his perspective on working in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and on the activities of the inter-agency Arab-Americans in Foreign Affairs Agencies (AAIFAA), of which he is a board member. We will have a live Q&A at the end to answer any questions from our student audience.

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