Issue 27 | February 17, 2023

ABPA Institute's Summer Internship Recruitment Has Begun! 
Our team is now in full recruitment mode for Summer 2023. We have begun our outreach to our partner organizations for the summer term to address their need to have talented interns join their team. With that, we currently have over 50 internship opportunities with our partner organization listed and accepting applications. While we also gear up to receive our opportunities for the summer term with The Bureau of Land Management through the DHA program, we are motivated to increase our placed interns in the program from our previous placement of 5 interns in the summer 2022 term. So far, we are ahead of the goal as we have placed two bright young professionals for our new partnership with the BLM Wyoming Regional Office in their Cartographic Technicians roles. The two individuals will be onsite in the Wyoming office completing technical projects and field work that is essential to the efforts of the BLM Wyoming team. We are confident that these students will gain valuable skills that align with their educational path that will set them up for ultimate success in their career paths.
Our team is looking forward to placing more interns in roles that will allow young professionals to test drive their careers. We believe the practical skills and guidance that interns receive are essential ingredients to their success in the workforce.
ABPA Institute Featured On DCTV's Podcast
DC Dialogue 
Community Voices. Making a Difference 
DCTV's Host Krystal Branton, The Executive Director of Genesys Works Selvon Waldron, and ABPA Institutes Program Administrator Aliya Qutub
ABPA Institute is honored to be featured on DCTV’s newest podcast, DC: Dialogue which highlights visionary thought leaders and CEOs who are working every day to transform our communities and make Washington, DC a better place to work, play, and live. 

Critical challenges and social issues face many of DC’s most vulnerable residents: Hunger, housing insecurity, access to healthcare, access to education, institutional inequity, systemic racism. These issues seem daunting, but resilient leaders are spearheading the way to positive change. When communicates collaborate, we can make a difference.

Moderated by an engaging and knowledgeable host, Krystal Branton, this podcast explores vital issues and barriers to success in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Local leaders come together to tell stories, talk about local challenges, and discuss ways to improve lives and transform communities. 

In this episode, ABPA Institutes Program Administrator, Aliya Qutub sat down with DCTV's Host Krystal Branton in collaboration with The Executive Director of Genesys Works Selvon Waldron to discuss the topic of Creating a Diverse Workforce after the Pandemic.

Stay tuned on our LinkedIn for the link to hear Aliya Qutub, ABPA's Program Administrator speak on the mission and vision on ABPA Institute and the impact we are making in the community.  
Watch Recording of Our Information Session With Cosumnes River College: 
Building Your Federal Resume
When looking to secure an internship or career with the federal government, you must have a formatted federal resume to start applying. This is also a requirement for students looking to apply to an internship with The Bureau of Land Management. Our team walks you through the important information to include when building your resume, and some tips on what not to include. Watch our presentation with Cosumnes River College to gain insight into the key factors that will make you stand out as a candidate.
Stay Tuned: Summer Internships With 
The Bureau of Land Management 
Opening Next Week
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.

In order to apply for any BLM DHA-RAI position, we will ask that you complete the following items:
Email ONE PDF document to career@abpadc.org which includes the following:

1. Cover Letter: Describe your interests and skill sets, and direct your letter toward the projects you would like to be considered for in the BLM DHA-RAI program. Cover letters should demonstrate how the applicant's background and interests align with their project(s) of interest. Address the cover letter to "Dear BLM DHA-RAI Project Coordinator, ... ".

2. Federal Resume: Watch the video above for formatting assistance 

3. References: One of each type: professional, educational, and personal. Provide the full name, e-mail address and phone number for each reference. Mailing and physical addresses are not needed.

4. A copy of your unofficial transcripts: Unofficial transcripts should be from your current or most recent degree program. Official transcripts are not needed to apply.

Enter the title of the internship in the email subject line. Check our website during the week of 2/20 for the complete list of our summer internship opportunities.
Learn More & Apply Today!
Hear From Our Interns
"During my time as an intern at the ABPA Institute, I worked to find remote internship opportunities in the United States in a variety of different career fields, from politics to marketing to biology. I used platforms like Handshake, Indeed, Interstride, and a few others that are available to me through my university to compile a list of available remote internships into a spreadsheet for easy access. I learned so much about how to effectively and efficiently search for professional opportunities. More importantly, I learned a lot about what internship coordinators look for and how to tailor your application to a specific job. I tried to include in the spreadsheet key information about each internship application, like whether a cover letter or recommendation is needed, but also I made notes urging applicants to refer to the internship’s listed qualifications, which is effectively what the internship coordinator is looking for in an applicant.

From this I learned that, when applying to internships, I should use the list of preferred qualifications as a list of skills or experiences that I need to highlight in my application. I learned that often the internship will explicitly express what things they are looking for in an applicant. Overall, I really enjoyed my time at ABPA and I am both grateful to the Institute for the work they are doing to help minority students gain pre-professional opportunities and proud to have contributed to that mission"

- Meg Friedman
Partner Spotlight: 

We are proud to be partnered with Genesys Works and highlight the work and differences they are making in communities and in the professional development  of young adults.  

Genesys Works mission is to provide pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships.

They create career pathways and opportunities for youth from underserved communities while simultaneously helping employers fill critical talent gaps within their companies. They do this by providing skills training, counseling and coaching, and paid internships for high school seniors who currently reside in underserved communities and lack access to the resources needed to achieve sustained economic mobility.
Meet the Executive Director of Genesys Works!
Selvon Malcolm Waldron
With over 10 years of executive-level experience in education service, social enterprise fundraising, and nonprofit leadership, Selvon has focused his skills on team development, systems creation and program implementation. He has a passion for equity in workforce development, college access, community economic building, philanthropic cultivation, and program growth. Selvon has also been a college lecturer on education and nonprofit leadership courses.

In 2015, Selvon was awarded the Honorable "Ron H Brown Distinguished Leadership Award" and in 2016 he was the recipient of the "Amtrak/Monumental Pioneer Award" for community and youth activism and a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition" in recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community. In 2017, the DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs named him a finalist for for their Education Award. In 2020, Capital One named him as one of their “Community Heroes” for his commitment to college access in DC.
Learn More and Get Involved
Internship Spotlight: 

Summer 2023 Internship

American Muslim Senior Society
Hybrid, Montgomery County, MD

The American Muslim Senior Society empowers the county's diverse 55+ caregivers by giving them access to culturally sensitive tools and resources to improve their quality of life and give them the opportunity to live with dignity in their communities. AMSS focuses on isolated, under-served, and marginalized members. 

The American Muslim Senior Society team is seeking an intern to assist in the daily operations and support their efforts in marketing and administration. Interested candidates should be located near Montgomery County, MD for a hybrid setting. To apply, please submit your resume.
To learn more about the organization: https://www.amssmd.org/

To apply, email your resume to: career@abpadc.org 
Updates From Our Partners:
Museum of the Palestinian People DC
The Museum of the Palestinian People is the first museum in Washington D.C. devoted to preserving and celebrating Palestinian history, arts, and culture. This institution is here to tell stories; stories that encompass the rich history, vibrant arts and culture, of a people who thrive even in the face of adversity. Our partner has multiple upcoming events, the Museum will be hosting “ArtWalk Dupont.” This event takes place on the third Thursday of every month and features a special museum opening from 5 to 8 pm. On February 23rd, they will host a screening and subsequent discussion of the film “The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh.” On February 25th, they will be hosting a virtual tour of their new exhibit of Palestinian embroidery. Click below for more information on the events and how to RSVP: 
Learn More
Follow ABPA on LinkedIn! 
ABPA is currently embarking on creating a more expansive LinkedIn account for current students looking for internships, past student ambassadors, and business professionals. We will be featuring student testimonials, current events and networking opportunities. Make sure to follow us on LinkedIn for further ABPA updates.
Connect With Us On Handshake
Looking for a meaningfully internship opportunity? 
Find us on Handshake as "ABPA Institute" to stay connected with us, apply to our current internship opportunities, and stay up to date on new internship opportunities that are added weekly.

A look at our current opportunities with our partner organizations on Handshake and our Job Board: 

Summer 2023 Opportunities Recruiting Now!
If interested, please submit your resume through Handshake and someone from our team will connect you with our employer partner looking to fill the role.
We Want To Hear From You!
Are you a current student looking for an internship? Or preparing to intern in the future? As we work toward growing our partner list to offer more internship opportunities for our network, we want to know what you are looking for in an internship placement.
  • What field are you interested in? (Marketing, Research, Consulting, Finance, Tech, Business, etc.)
  • Are you interested in a remote/hybrid/in person setting?
  • What platform do you use to search/apply to internships? (LinkedIn, Handshake, Indeed, etc.)
  • What kind of project focus do you want in an internship? 
Your feedback is extremely important and valuable to us! We want to ensure we are connecting with organizations that will reflect the interests of our network. 
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