Summer Internships Available in Washington

The American Hellenic Institute is now accepting internship applications for the summer. Interns will have the opportunity to work in a historic building just a few blocks away from the White House and to experience first hand the excitement and practical understanding on how foreign policy is developed in this country. It will be an experience that they will cherish and appreciate especially during this election year.

AHI founded on August 1, 1974, following Turkey's invasion of Cyprus, is a non-profit tax-exempt business league. It is an independent public policy trade association which provides an organization and program for strengthening trade and commerce and related matters between the U.S. and Greece, the U.S. and Cyprus and within the American Hellenic community. AHI initiated the rule of law issue and humanitarian aid to Cyprus as well as the first U.S.-Greece-Cyprus trade conference.

The responsibilities of the intern will include (but are not limited to): monitor legislation and congressional hearings, liaison with Congressional offices, assist with the 2004 AHIPAC Congressional Questionnaire, conduct research on issues affecting U.S.-Greece-Cyprus relations, write memoranda, press releases and letters and assist with general administrative duties.

The duration of the internship varies depending on each student's schedule, but most internships begin in mid to late May and end in late August and they are expected to work full time-35 hours per week. The internship is unsalaried and we do not provide housing. All foreign students must have a current student visa and/or work permit.

Qualified applicants must have completed coursework or have experience in U.S. relations with Greece and Cyprus, excellent oral and written communication skills and knowledge of word processing -MSWord.

To apply, qualified applicants should mail a cover letter with:

  1. the completed AHI questionnaire (found on our website: );
  2. a current resume;
  3. current transcripts;
  4. a five-page writing sample; and
  5. two letters of recommendations.

Applications should be mailed to:

Yola Pakhchanian
AHI College Intern Program
American Hellenic Institute
1220 16th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

For more information about the internship program, contact Yola Pakhchanian directly via email at

For more information about the American Hellenic Institute in Washington, D.C., contact Georgia Economou, Director of Public Relations for AHI, at (202) 785-8430 or at, or visit the groups' website at AHI was founded in 1974 following Turkey's illegal invasion and occupation of 37.3% of Cyprus. It is a membership-based organization with members throughout the nation. AHI's core mission is to promote American values and the rule of law in U.S. foreign policy and to strengthen relations between the U.S. and Greece and Cyprus as being in the best interests of the United States. It conducts an active program with Congress in espousing and supporting legislation designed to promote American interests in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean and is registered with the Congress under the Lobbying Act. The AHI Foundation is the first think-tank devoted exclusively to the study of the issues confronting the Greek American community. This organization sponsors conferences, seminars and publishes books and other materials on the issues.

HCS maintains an extensive archives for AHI articles and press releases which visitors may browse under the American Hellenic Institute Releases section of the archives at

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