AIPAC Advocacy Institute
We are now accepting applications for the inaugural class of AIPAC Advocacy Institute. For more information and to access the online application click here. Our goal is to train 40-50 of the most committed high school students in the D.C. area for present and future leadership within the pro-Israel political movement. To prepare them for leadership now and on their future college campuses, and to lay the groundwork for their involvement in pro-Israel political leadership for the rest of their lives.
Saban Leadership Seminar
December 26-29, 2013 and July 20-23, 2014
AIPAC hosts its Saban Leadership Seminar twice annually in Washington, D.C. At each seminar, more than 400 of AIPAC’s top student activists from over 140 campuses participate in four days of intense political programming and advocacy training. During these seminars, students interact with leading Washington policy makers, Middle East experts and AIPAC leadership development professionals.
Summer Seminar Series / Regional Intern Seminars
June, July and August, 2013
AIPAC’s Summer Seminar Series events, which are held on a regular basis throughout June and July, attract hundreds of Washington-based interns interested in politics and the U.S.-Israel alliance. Past speakers have included: White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer. Regional Intern Seminars are also hosted by AIPAC’s regional and satellite offices throughout the country each summer.
Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit
November 3-5, 2013
Each year, AIPAC partners with select Jewish Day Schools, synagogues, national youth groups and teen leadership organizations to bring 400 student leaders from across the country to Washington, D.C. for Israel advocacy and political activism training. Through AIPAC’s Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit, AIPAC identifies and mentors high school students committed to strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship through the American political process.
March 2-4, 2014
More than 10,000 activists representing every state, including 2,000 students from hundreds of campuses and over 200 elected Geller Student Government Association Presidents, come to Washington, D.C. for AIPAC’s Annual Policy Conference. Delegates hear from top White House officials, Congressional leaders and Israeli government ministers. The conference culminates in a trip to Capitol Hill, where delegates meet with their Members of Congress to advocate for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. Interested students and campus professionals apply for a seat at the conference through AIPAC’s Leadership Development Department.
Engaging Washington from Abroad
Hundreds of deeply committed American students travel to Israel each year to spend time studying on Israeli campuses. Recognizing that these students are among their generation’s most passionate pro-Israel activists, AIPAC’s Leadership Development Department mobilizes these American students while they are studying in Israel. This exciting new initiative has transformed this previously-untapped constituency into a tangible asset for the pro-Israel political movement.
Students interested in these and other AIPAC training opportunities should send an e-mail to: [email protected]