Interviews

Intern Voices: Ines on her Spring Federal Internship in Washington, D.C.

“ABPA is doing great things for Arab-American students, and I am appreciative of the sense of community among Arab-Americans they have helped to foster in the DC area!” One of our students, Ines Oulamine, is currently interning at the Department of Energy! Ines is a student at Georgetown University, where she is majoring in Regional…

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Intern Voices: Dahlia on Interning at Qatar-America Institute

“An important skill I got out of my internship was self-esteem.” Dahlia Mohamed is a sophomore at George Mason University, where she is earning a degree in Government & International Politics as well as Conflict Analysis & Resolution. She recently completed her internship at Qatar America Institute, where she was placed through ABPA’s guidance! Dahlia…

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Intern Voices: Alaa on Her Fall Internship Experience

  “Small tasks may seem irrelevant to what you are interning for but those tasks can help to build your skills for the rest of your career.” Alaa Hammoudeh attends American University with an expected graduation date of May 2021. She is majoring in Justice and Law with a concentration in Criminal Justice at the School of…

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Keeping Cultures Connected: An Interview With Lobna Ismail

Lobna Ismail is the founder and President of Connecting Cultures and a member of the ABPA’s Advisory Board. How did you come up with the idea of Connecting Cultures? What inspired you? After giving birth to my first child Sharif, I couldn’t bear to leave him at six-weeks-old. My desire to integrate ‘mom-hood’ with ‘mind-hood’…

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