Armenian Assembly Terjenian-Thomas Internship: Testimonial: Tatiana Sarkissian
Updated: Aug 25, 2021
“I heard about the Armenian Assembly of America Terjenian-Thomas Internship program (Assembly) by referral, and it has perhaps been the best referral I have ever received.
As an English major, I wanted to be placed in an internship that would capitalize on my writing skills. The beauty of the Assembly internship experience is that after I was accepted, I was placed immediately within the field where I excelled and I could be challenged, and from which I could personally grow and produce work that functioned as proof of my abilities (as I pursue a career in law). Through the Assembly, I was placed at Voice of America (VOA), and was offered the opportunity to work in the field of journalism. It has been a truly rewarding experience.
The Assembly's commitment to establishing a network for its interns allowed for me to meet many Congressmen and women, and many successful Armenians visiting and living in the D.C. area. Their honest advice, guidance, and encouragement urged me to rise to my potential, as a representative of the strong and resilient Armenian people.
My fellow Assembly interns are highly intelligent, dynamic, and great people who will each accomplish incredible things one day. My interactions with them have been positive, educational, and enjoyable.
Coming into this internship, I was looking for an opportunity to be removed from my comfort zone and to find myself in an adventure. Staying in Washington, D.C. at Georgetown University campus, offered me just that experience. It's a place filled with history, culture, wonderful people, and, if given the chance, a beautiful journey every day. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and will always reflect upon it with fond memories. As my career progresses, I look forward to the opportunity to help others in the same way as the Assembly internship has benefited me. Furthermore, I relish the day when I may help a future Assembly intern as they work towards a successful career, and when I may have a chance to give back to the larger Armenian community."