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Issue 34 | September 15th2023 
Hear From Our Interns With
Bureau Of Land Management 
"My internship experience with the BLM was a wonderful one. I learned a great deal about federal land use management, regulations and techniques. Furthermore I learned about how NEPA is applied to potential projects which helped me understand how the government processes land acquisitions, land use allocations, timber sales and restoration projects. I also worked on developing administrative records which are critical to litigation. The overall experience has really prepared me for a future in environmental law and policy and propelled me multiple steps forwards into that prospective career choice. My team was further an immense help, and I never felt bad about learning and asking questions with them!"

- Rama Moulayes
Planning & Environmental Specialist Intern in Springfield, OR
Introducing Scholarship/Grant Resources & Professional Development Tips
With the fall semester officially in full swing, it’s never too late to explore your options for scholarships and grants to support your education. Scholarships and grants are valuable resources that can make all the difference when attending college. They can help students pursue a higher education by reducing financial barriers, fostering diversity, promoting talent and education, and supporting communities.  However, navigating though scholarships and grants that are applicable to your studies can seem never ending. We our introducing our latest addition of including a one page overview of local scholarships and grants that would be of relation to college students in the local DMV area and our community. Explore our latest addition to our website below and read more on the exciting scholarships and grant resources we have listed.
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Blog Of The Month

Embrace Professional Development
By ABPA Institute
In the mindset to grow as a professional and really take your career goals to the next step? Expanding on your professional development may be the next move for you. While it is the mindset and a commitment to continuous growth, there are many actions you can take to make this happen. Whether you're an aspiring young professional or a seasoned one, investing in your professional development is the key to being fulfilled and successful in your career endeavors.

Setting Clear Goals: A great place to start is setting a clear understanding of your goals. What do you want to achieve in your career? Where do you see yourself in five or ten years? Whether your goals involve mastering a new program, language, earning a certificate, expanding on leadership roles, having defined goals keeps you focused and motivated and will only help you get ahead.

Be A Lifelong Learner: In today’s society, the state of change is ongoing, and companies are constantly evolving. The skills that are in demand today may not be the same tomorrow or a year from now. That is why it is important to actively seek opportunities to expand your skills and be up to date on the latest trends. Check out local or virtual workshops/courses, and certificate programs to get involved in and continue learning.

Seek Feedback/Mentorship: Feedback from your peers provides you with a perspective on your strengths and areas for improvement. Seek feedback from supervisors, coworkers, or mentors to help you refine your skills and make informed decisions about your development path. Mentors can also offer invaluable guidance through their wisdom and experience. They can provide advice and share stories of their own journeys of professional development to help you guide your decisions. The ABPA team also offer free mentorship regarding resume/cover letter advice, along with any further information you are seeking to help you stand out as a candidate. To participate, fill out the form on the internship placement program section of our website: www.abpadc.org
Interested in writing a blog to be featured in our newsletter?
Email us: career@abpadc.org for more information
Internship Spotlight: 
Fall 2023 Internship - Metropolitan Energy Center
Based in Kansas or Missouri (may be studying out of state but a KS/MO tax address and knowledge of the local area is necessary)

Seeking an intern:
- Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program
- Willing to work 10-20 hrs/wk during spring/fall and up to 40 hrs/wk during the summer

- Pay is $15/hr for undergraduate students and $18/hr for graduate students.
- The work may be completed remotely or at their offices in Kansas City or Wichita. 

More information is available here

Support to the Central Kansas and Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalitions alternative fuel programs. Learn more about Clean Cities at www.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/. We will consider the student’s program interests when placing the student, but the intern’s responsibilities may include any of the following (based upon our current need and your experience, skills, and interests):

• Meeting and event coordination
• Conducting outreach, phone calls
• Administrative support
• Requesting/handling articles from coalition members; drafting newsletter content
• Website and social media updates
• Communication/writing
• Contact management
• Market research / surveys
• Educating local, state, and Congressional government officials

This is a paid internship available to graduate students and undergraduates. In addition, college credit may be available on approval by your instructor. Ample opportunity to network with businesses, industry and government stakeholders, including Argonne National Lab, U.S. Department of Energy and others. A dynamic working environment gives the opportunity to learn multiple work–related skills in a short period of time. Learning opportunities include webinars on topics such as event planning and public relations, online courses through Clean Cities University, and direct experience.

The candidate needs to have strong written communication skills, critical thinking skills, Microsoft literacy, and independent work ethic. Junior or Senior status is preferred.

To apply for an internship, please email career@abpadc.org the following:
- Resume
- A cover letter: including why you are interested in interning with Metropolitan Energy Center, average number of hours a week you are available (10 to 25), your relevant experience, and the time-frame (months, year) during which you will be available for the internship. 

Administrative Intern
Location: Mclean, VA

Company Background Information

Sahouri Insurance & Financial is a privately held insurance agency headquartered in the heart of Northern Virginia. As an all-lines insurance broker, Sahouri Insurance has been serving domestic and international communities with success since 1970.


• Answer, screen and forward calls on a multi-line phone system while providing basic information when needed

• Review internal client data and generate reports for senior executives

• Research, work with and manage relationships with vendors and third parties

• Perform administrative duties for the agency and executive management

• Assist with various projects and assignments as needed to support the team and office

Desired Skills and Experience:

• Professional appearance

• Solid communication skills, both written and verbal

• Ability to be resourceful and proactive in dealing with different situations

• Ability to multitask, prioritize and work under pressure

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively

• Strong organizational skills with attention to detail

• Forward looking thinker who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions

• Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism

• Excellent customer service ethic and high expectations for quality

• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and basic Social Media web platforms

How To Apply:
Email your resume to career@abpadc.org

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Event Updates From Our Partners: 
Eyewitness Palestine takes you on an immersive journey in Palestine/Israel so you can learn directly from Palestinian and Israeli human rights defenders, community organizers, and citizens. Join this  zoom monthly series, "Art Under Occupation", featuring several globally-recognized Palestinian artists, including Saleh Bakri, Sliman Mansour, Dareen Tatour, Kher Fody, & Yazid Sadi, where they will share about the beauty and struggle of their work under occupation on September 21st at 12pm Noon ET/9am PT.
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The APAICS Tech Summit brings together community and corporate leaders, subject matter experts, as well as Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA & NH/PI) elected officials for bipartisan policy discussions that affect the AA & NH/PI community and the nation at-large.

Panel topics can range from AA & NH/PI representation at all levels in the tech industry, challenges and opportunities in addressing the digital divide, preventing online harassment and misinformation, digital skilling initiatives to increase technical literacy in underserved communities, the importance of privacy and cybersecurity in a growing digital world, as well as the potential effects of new and evolving technologies and legislation, and what our partners are doing to adapt to these changing conditions.
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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: 

Fall 2023 Opportunities Recruiting Now:
If interested, please submit your resume through Handshake or email us: career@abpadc.org and someone from our team will connect you with our employer partner looking to fill the role.
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