High School Training Opportunities

Policy Conference

March 20-22, 2016
More than 15,000 activists representing every state, including 3,000 students from hundreds of campuses and over 260 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.  Students can apply here.  Please our FAQ regarding PC 2016 here.

Summer Seminar Series / Regional Intern Seminars

June, July and August 2016
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: Former White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer. Regional Intern Seminars are also hosted by AIPAC’s regional and satellite offices throughout the country each summer. 

Saban Leadership Seminar

July 10-13, 2016 and December 2016
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.

Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit

November 13-15, 2016
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. 

Engaging Washington From Abroad 

Year Round
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: oncampus@aipac.org.