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New Internship Opportunity: Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans

Dec 14 2017

Are you a Stanford undergraduate interested in learning more about Iranian-American issues and gaining work experience in Washington D.C.? New internship opportunity available through Stanford Global Studies: 

Submissions open: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Application deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018

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Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans, PAAIA, Inc., is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian 501(c)(4) organization that serves the interests of Iranian Americans by representing the community before U.S. policymakers and the American public at large.

We work to foster greater understanding between the people of Iran and the United States, expand opportunities for the active participation of Iranian Americans in the democratic process at all levels of government and in public debate, and provide opportunities for advancement for our next generation.

IA-100, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization, is a PAAIA affiliate dedicated to philanthropy, education, and public service. IA-100 conducts a variety of initiatives that benefit the Iranian American community and the U.S. society at large, including community building, youth programs, academic and professional development, information collection and dissemination, and public education and awareness.

PAAIA, Inc. and IA-100 are governed by separate boards of directors but submit to the same vision and mission and share board members and staff.
For all general purposes, the term PAAIA is used to refer to both entities without distinction.

PAAIA has a connected Political Action Committee, IAPAC, that promotes and contributes to the election of Iranian American and American candidates for political office. For more information, please visit IAPAC.

Internship Description:

Research and help write the narrative of the Iranian American community. Help plan fall retreat for PAAIA members. Aid in PAAIA’s social media and digital presence including newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress, etc.

Help with legislative research on issues pertaining to the Iranian American community.

Internship Period: June 25 - August 17, 2018

Additional desired intern qualifications: Strong writing skills. Able to work in teams. Able to multitask. Interested in the legislative process and Iranian American issues. Website:

For more internship positions provided by the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program, please see our internship listing. Each applicant can apply for a maximum of two program-arranged positions. If you apply more than two positions, we will only accept the first two applications based on the time of your submission. 

For more information, please see Eligibility and Stipend.


Undergraduate students including coterms in all majors and MA students in CEAS. 

Funding: Stipend