Updated: Aug 25, 2021
“The Armenian Assembly’s Terjenian-Thomas Assembly Internship program gave me the excellent opportunity to intern at the Nagorno Karabakh (NKR) Office in Washington, D.C. Coming from Nagorno Karabakh, it was a pleasure to participate in the daily activities of the office, and put forth to my best extent possible, the representation of Nagorno Karabakh and its current issues to American society.
Besides the work at the NKR Office, the program was saturated with events, including meetings with Congressmen representing different states and districts. Being an international student in the United States, and majoring in political science and government, I saw this as a unique chance for me to get to know politicians’ positions in a number of topics, particularly their standpoint on issues related to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh.
Washington is the center of American political life. Having been here for only two months, I managed to love this city not only for its beauty and elegance, but for its politically aware community, whose members actively participate in the political life of their country.
Another advantage of the program is getting to know other Armenian students, making firm friendships, and living as a big family for eight weeks. I highly encourage Armenian students to apply to this program. It is a great chance to obtain work experience, and to gain new skills while strengthening those you already have. I’m confident that the knowledge and experience that I’ve gained during this internship will reflect positively in my future career. This program helped me clearly shape my future goals and the contributions I’m willing to make to my Motherland.”