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May

PAAIA Opens OGHAB Internship Program

May 19, 2014, Washington, D.C. – PAAIA has once again opened applications for its Opportunities for Growth, High Achievement, and Betterment (OGHAB) internship program. This summer internship program allows young Iranian Americans in a variety of fields and disciplines to achieve their desired career and professional goals. OGHAB represents one of PAAIA’s main goals – to invest in a new generation of Iranian Americans and give them the advice, tools, and support they need to succeed. PAAIA has partnered with various organizations in different fields—finance, health care, real estate, and many others—to provide Iranian American youth with the opportunity to learn about and gauge their interest in their field of study while offering them  hands-on experience in a structured work environment.

The OGHAB program matches qualified rising university juniors and seniors with internships in their field of interest in organizations and companies nationwide. OGHAB is unlike other internship programs of its kind, because the selected applicants will have their experience complemented with local PAAIA events.  In addition, they will have opportunities to network with and/or be mentored by prominent Iranian Americans in their field of interest.

OGHAB interns will be placed in specific organizations around the country depending on their career interests, geographic location, and professional goals. Internships are available for four, six, or eight week periods during the summer only. Specific dates will be determined by the organization offering the internship.

The OGHAB internship program is made possible by a generous contribution from an anonymous PAAIA donor.

The application deadline for this year’s OGHAB internship program is June 6, 2014.

Click here to read more about this year’s list of OGHAB internship opportunities as well as the application process.  As there is limited space, it is imperative that you apply as soon as possible.

Click here if you would like to offer an opportunity at your organization for Iranian American youth as a part of PAAIA’s OGHAB Internship Program.

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