Washington, DC | www.adc.org | December 18, 2023 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is accepting applications for the inaugural Senator James Abourezk Public Affairs Fellowship. Created in tribute to Senator Abourezk’s invaluable contributions and extraordinary vision that led to the formation of the ADC, this fellowship seeks to empower the next generation of leaders in the areas of political science and public policy. Arab American students and recent graduates, either at the graduate or undergraduate level, who are seeking practical experience in these areas are highly encouraged to apply, with preference given to those focusing on civil rights or US policy.
The fellow selected will work directly with ADC’s National Government Affairs and Advocacy Director Chris Habiby on a wide range of issues related to the Arab American community, and will support the Executive Director and Communications team as needed. ADC is open to in-person, virtual, or hybrid participants as circumstances require, and those selected are expected to be available 20-30 hours per week.
Through the production of long and short form written and oral pieces for a wide range of audiences, hands-on experience with federal, state, and local governments, and managing the mobilization of advocacy campaigns on a varied set of issues, fellows will be able to develop the skill set of an effective advocate and policy professional.
Qualifications and a description of the fellowship can be found below, interested applicants should send their resume/CV, unofficial transcript, and a 1-3 page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “2024 ABOUREZK FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION – [LAST NAME]”.
- Current or recent student in public affairs
- Experience in analyzing complex and/or novel subjects quickly
- Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and responsibilities
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication and presentation skills
About The Scholarship
The Senator James Abourezk Founders Fellowship is an important initiative aimed at fostering the educational pursuits of promising Arab American students and recent graduates. Senator Abourezk was a voice for justice and equity, incredibly influential in advocating for the rights of Indigenous peoples in the United States. This fellowship will help support students, inspired by his example, who concentrate their studies on public affairs.
In honoring Senator James Abourezk, the founder of the ADC and a visionary leader, we are reminded of his unwavering commitment to justice, civil rights, and public service. His remarkable legacy continues to inspire and guide us, symbolizing the immense potential and influence an individual can have on shaping a more inclusive society.
Created in tribute to Senator Abourezk’s invaluable contributions and extraordinary vision that led to the formation of the ADC, this fellowship seeks to empower the next generation of leaders in the areas of political science and public policy. The fellowship is awarded to an Arab American student or recent graduate – either at the graduate or undergraduate level – who demonstrates a deep commitment to these fields of study.
This fellowship presents a great opportunity for Arab American students to channel their education and passion into making substantial contributions to society.