Internship Placement Program

    Our programs are designed to help you succeed on the career path that you choose. We ensure full representation of women and participants from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) or other schools with diverse student populations, to include African Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans, Hispanics, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All ethnicities and backgrounds are eligible and highly encouraged to apply!

  • How It Works


    Submit an Application

    Apply for the Internship Placement Program online following the link below. Once you submit your application, an ABPA representative will contact you regarding your status.


    Mentorship Program

    Once accepted, you will participate in the Mentorship Program that includes resume building, cover letter assistance, and interview coaching one-on-one with an ABPA mentor.



    We submit your application to exclusive opportunities with our host employers that best match your profile. The host employer will make the final decision of intern selection within their respective organization.


    Follow-Up & Evaluation

    Your mentor will work with you throughout the process for onboarding to your new internship upon selection. Your mentor will check in periodically to ensure satisfactory and successful results, following an end-of-term evaluation.

  • Internship Resume Guidelines

  • Current Internship Opportunities with Our Partners:



    If interested in any of the positions above, please find us on Handshake as 'ABPA Institute' to apply.

    If you do not have access to handshake please email your resume to career@abpadc.org with the subject line as:

    'Internship Placement Program - position title you would like to apply for'

    Someone from our team will follow up to further connect you with our partner organizations.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Testimony From Our Partner:

    Thrivers Philanthropies


    "As a humanitarian small nonprofit organization,skilled interns and volunteers are the backbone of implementing our work due to the limited funds to hire full or part-timers. The humanitarian perception is as important as the financial element. We also deal with all sorts of tough situations, and we serve immigrants who have been through alot. All of these are very sophisticated elements to consider while designing a job description for an intern.


    ABPA has been a blessing in our journey while serving humanity.They have provided Thrivers Philanthropies with access to the most skillful students who have a genuine interest in making a difference in the world. At Thrivers, we work as a family, and we serve together to thrivetogether. We were so happy to find that our interns are asking for recommendation letters to graduate schools or for job opportunities. Some of our interns returned and asked to still help us on the weekends because they believe in the gravity of the work that we provide.


    We are grateful for ABPA and the team working hard to matchstudents with prospective host organizations like ours to fulfill a sensitive employment need."


    - Sara Abdel

    Thrivers On The Move Founder & CEO

    Thrivers Philanthropies President and Executive Director

  • Hear From ABPA Student Interns

    I simply would not have been able to be a part of this internship experience without the Arab-American Business & Professional Association. Completing all the paperwork necessary for this internship was a very smooth process, and I was helped every step of the way by ABPA personnel. I also benefited from the various video-presentations given throughout the summer by ABPA, which provided tips for resume and job success. Simply put, ABPA made this internship possible, and I am very grateful!

    - Leigh Federici - Summer '19 Intern at Bureau of Land Management

    Before I got an email from ABPA, I had given up on the idea of having an internship for the summer. Now I am very grateful ABPA connected me to the US-U.A.E. Business Council giving me this wonderful chance to learn and grow!

    - Leila Bouhussein - Summer '19 Intern at US-UAE Business Council

    I have been a part of the ABPA community for a year now, and this is my second internship placement through them. I will always be grateful for the opportunities they offer as they will definitely prepare me for my post graduation career. I will always ty to take advantage of it ever semester.

    - May Kadow - Summer '20 Intern at KARAMAH

    I am so grateful for this experience that was only possible with the help of ABPA, before joining ABPA I was struggling to find an internship. I could confidently say that ABPA has given me the resources needed for a successful career in engineering. I am also grateful for the ABPA program coordinates who were extremely helpful from revising my resume, to sending me internship opportunities and helping me with the application process.

    - Ibraheem Al Ani - Spring '19 Intern at the Washington Headquarters Services

    I never would have gotten this internship without ABPA, which assisted with many processes to help place Mohammed and I successfully in BLM. Furthermore, ABPA provided different webinars during the internship to help us develop our skills and take our experience to the next level.

    - Shadhan Al Kharusi - Summer '19 Intern at Bureau of Land Management

    I got to meet different people with different ideas and solutions to tackle problems. I feel happy that. I could contribute with my technical skills to help the organization. Thank you to ABPA for accepting and giving me the wonderful opportunity. I was able to save my time and money; above all I could graduate on time.

    - Deepa Kc - Spring '20 Intern at American Muslim Senior Society

    ABPA is going great things for Arab-American students, and I am appreciative of the sense of community among Arab-Americans they have helped to foster in the DC area.

    - Ines Oulamine - Spring '19 Intern at the U.S. Department of Energy

    ABPA played a huge role in connecting me with USQBC. The interview was smooth and I received the offer. I really appreciate the Arab-American Business & Professional Association and am looking forward to hearing about their achievements.

    - Sanad Masoud - Spring '19 Intern at the US-Qatar Business Council

    My name is Yasmeen Ali and I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. I am in my senior year studying criminal justice and psychology. I will be attending law school in the following year to study criminal law. I appreciate all of ABPA's efforts to connect me with amazing opportunities.

    - Yasmeen Ali - Summer '19 Intern at American Muslim Senior Society

    Searching for internship and job opportunities is incredibly daunting, especially as an Arab-American with a limited network of people who work in my field of interest. Receiving regular emails with internship and job openings to apply to was incredibly helpful, not only because it exposed me to organizations I never would have found on my own, but also because it made applying much easier. I am so grateful to ABPA for making the internship hunt a little less stressful, and I am beyond excited to start my summer internship at Partnership for Transparency this summer!

    - Karen Samy - Summer '21 Intern at Partnership for Transparency Fund

    ABPA has been amazing throughout the whole internship process. Even just looking for one can be overwhelming, and to be honest, I didn’t really know where to start. To have all the information so readily available was definitely instrumental for getting the internship I have now. And even just knowing I have the support of ABPA is incredible as well. I often feel alone as an Arab who grew up in rural US, and just knowing that ABPA when I need them is a complete confidence boost.

    - Hannah Abdelaal - Summer '21 Intern at Blossom Hill

    ABPA has not only allowed me to feel more comfortable with the process of looking for an internship but has also exposed me to many opportunities I would have never had. Having access to the resources, internship openings, and more that ABPA provides is something that has taken a weight off my shoulders. I am so grateful to ABPA not only for how they help me but also for the work they do for the Arab American community and other underserved communities. Thanks to ABPA I will be working as an intern at KARAMAH this summer. This opportunity will be my introduction to the professional world and a chance for me to explore my future career options

    - Samantha Kalibala - Summer '21 Intern at KARAMAH

    "I am so excited to be learning more about policy and communication while working with such a dedicated group!"

    - Gurman Dhaliwal - Summer '21 Intern at KARAMAH

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