The TAA internships offer students and recent graduates an opportunity to interactively participate in the workings of the TAA office in Washington, D.C., only a few miles far from the U.S. Capitol and the White House. Interns carry out several responsibilities, such as the opportunity to perform research, draft reports, attend various events in Washington think-tanks, draft reports regarding the events and help answer correspondence. They also open and sort mails, and answer calls from or communicate with several political or diplomatic figures of Washington.
When can I intern?
You can apply for one of the options below. Please choose the one you prefer in your application form:
Summer (June-August) (Deadline April 1)
Fall: (September to December) (Deadline July 1)
Spring: (January to May) (Deadline October 31)
What will I be doing?
Our interns assist staff in several areas including correspondence, research, and drafting reports. While intern duties are mainly administrative, interns should expect to be given more and more responsibilities during their period of internship in the TAA.
Are internships paid?
Unfortunately, internships are not paid. Candidates may seek financial assistance on their own from outside sources if needed. As indicated under different parts of our web site, internships are not paid and the interns also have to cover their own travel expenses.
Can I apply if I am not a Turkic American?
Although preference is given to applicants who are Turkic Americans, students from all backgrounds, from all nationalities are encouraged to apply.
Can I receive academic credit for completing an internship?
Awarding academic credit for an internship is sometimes different for every high school, college, or university. However, the TAA will certainly do its best to help you in providing appropriate information as requested by your school.
Can I apply if I am a high school student?
Absolutely you can. However, the TAA accepts only a limited number of high school students.