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  • Meet Government & Policy Intern Razan Azzarkani

    October 31, 2014
    A junior at George Mason University, Razan Azzarkani’s interest in providing an empowering voice for the American Muslim community drove her to MPAC’s D.C. office as a Government and Policy Intern. As a Global Affairs major with a double concentration in Global Inequalities & Responses and Global Governance, as well as a minor in Middle East studies, Razan hopes to be able to expand on her understanding of both global and domestic issues that pertain to the Muslim community at large.

  • Meet LA Communications Intern Teeba Fatima

    October 17, 2014
    Teeba Fatima, a current senior at La Sierra, joined MPAC this fall as a communication and Hollywood Bureau intern in the Los Angeles office. With a major in Global Studies, Teeba credits her interest in film and media for prompting her to intern with MPAC and experience the inner workings of organizations and how they change the perception of Muslims through the media.

  • Meet Government & Policy Intern Aysha Ahmed

    September 19, 2014
    Aysha Ahmed is one of the latest additions to the government and policy fall Internship. She is currently a student of Indiana University with a major in International Relations and a focus in International Development, along with a minor in Spanish and Political Science. Originally from England, brought up in Indiana, Aysha’s passion for learning and engaging experiences has guided her to the fast-paced world of politics and policy in Washington, D.C.

  • Intern Project Spotlight: 'Remembering the Americans with Disabilities Act'

    August 15, 2014
    I initially decided to intern at MPAC in order to gain policy experience and learn how the government works in our nation’s bustling capital. However, what I soon discovered was that these connections could be a platform to further delve into my passion for the Deaf community.

  • MPAC DC Interns: Where are They Now?

    August 15, 2014
    Ever wonder what career paths former MPAC interns have taken after they leave the best internship experience of their lives? With the fall 2014 application deadline just one week away, we decided to ask our former summer 2013 DC cohort about their career paths and successes.

  • Meet L.A. Intern Marwan Osman

    August 7, 2014
    Rising college freshman Marwan Osman’s strong interest in creating a voice for American Muslims brought him to MPAC this summer as an intern. He believes in the importance of working to reduce Islamophobia and stereotypes against Islam and Muslims by displaying Islam's peaceful ways.

  • Meet LA Intern Yusra Khafagi

    July 31, 2014
    A third-year student at UC Irvine, Yusra Khafagi is interning at MPAC this summer with the intention of maximizing her exposure to the American Muslim political process and developing first-hand experience with the fast-paced nature of public relations and policy work.

  • Apply Now for MPAC Fall Internships in DC & LA

    July 31, 2014
    MPAC is now accepting applications for its fall internship program in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. If you are passionate about getting more involved in your Muslim community, becoming an active citizen, and helping shape public opinion and policy about issues like Islamophobia, civil rights and youth engagement, then apply today. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 22, 2014.

  • Meet Hollywood Bureau Intern Waffa Abu-Hajar

    July 25, 2014
    With her fiery passion for media and entertainment, Waffa Abu-Hajar was attracted to interning in the Hollywood Bureau at MPAC. She is currently entering her last year at Temple City High School and is hoping to attend the California State University of Fullerton to major in Broadcast Journalism.

  • Meet DC Intern Aseel Abulhab

    July 2, 2014
    Aseel Abulhab, an Iraqi-American from Troy, Michigan, currently studies History at Williams College in rural Massachusetts. Despite its small student body, the remarkable, driven and tight-knit Muslim community at Williams College inspired her to join MPAC.

  • Meet L.A. Government & Civic Intern Hythem Sbita

    June 27, 2014
    Hythem Sbita has joined MPAC as an intern this summer in government relations and civic engagement in our Los Angeles office. He is currently a graduate student at Pepperdine University completing a Masters of Public Policy.

  • Intersection of Spirituality & Social Justice Brought Ncube to MPAC

    April 2, 2014
    This past fall and currently this spring term, Gabbi Ncube has been interning with MPAC in communication, marketing and media. Originally from Tempe, AZ, Ncube is a third year student at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She is working toward her major in media arts and culture, with a focus on media production and screenwriting, and a minor in critical theory and social justice.

  • Alawa, Abdul-Qadir Elected to Helm Young Leaders Steering Committee

    March 26, 2014
    Last week, elections wrapped up for MPAC's Young Leaders Steering Committee, and we are honored to announce that the Laila Alawa and Yusuf Abdul-Qadir were elected as the committee's chairwoman and vice chairman, respectively.

  • Public Policy Is Laila Alawa's True Passion

    March 20, 2014
    Laila Alawa, a 2012 graduate from Wellesley College in psychology and education studies, is MPAC's Spring Government and Public Policy Intern in the Washington, DC, office. Through her research and work post-graduation at Princeton University, Alawa realized she wanted to devote her time to working for the American Muslim community, which led her to move to DC to pursue her dreams of public policy, media and social enterprise and find a home at MPAC.

  • Passion for Art, Helping Community Brought Ahyaudin to MPAC

    March 19, 2014
    A self confessed dreamer, Afiq Ahyaudin has worked with MPAC for about a year, from volunteering to attending the 2013 Young Leaders Civic Summit. This spring, Ahyaudin rejoins the MPAC team as a Spring Graphics and Communications Intern.

  • Jalloh Hopes to Empower Community as MPAC's New Policy Intern

    February 26, 2014
    Hailing from Gaithersburg, MD, Salimatu Jalloh is MPAC's new policy and legislature intern in the DC office. Graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park, in May 2013, with a degree in government and politics, Jalloh became interested in advocacy civic engagement through her work with Terps for Change, a campus service organization that focuses on addressing poverty, homelessness and education inequalities.

  • Artists Bring Immigration Experience to Life

    September 11, 2013
    Last month, MPAC kicked off its national immigration reform campaign with a spoken word night in Washington, DC. Titled "The Documented Word for Undocumented People," the event highlighted the stories of DREAMers, immigrants and supporters of immigration reform before a packed audience at Busboys and Poets.

  • Apply for MPAC's Spring Internship in LA & DC

    September 5, 2013
    Are you interested in working for the American Muslim community, understanding how policy gets shaped, and gaining experience in the non-profit sector? The Muslim Public Affairs Council offers year-round internship and fellowship opportunities in Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA.

  • Meet Sara Alzamani, MPAC's Summer Policy & Research Intern

    August 28, 2013
    Sara Zamani is MPAC's Summer 2013 Government Intern. She has been living in the U.S. for less than 3 years and is majoring in religious studies at Claremont Graduate School.

  • Shatila's Goal is To Be a UNICEF Ambassador

    August 22, 2013
    Nesreen Shatila recently graduated from John Burroughs High School in Burbank, CA, and joined MPAC this summer as the Young Leaders Intern under Edina Lekovic, the Director of Policy and Programming, before she starts her first year of college.


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