Students interested in these and other AIPAC training opportunities should send an e-mail to: [email protected]
March 3-5, 2013
More than 10,000 activists representing every state, including 1,500 students from hundreds of campuses, 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.
Student Speakers Bureau/Advanced Solicitation Training
April 7-9, 2013
AIPAC provides first-rate public speaking and solicitation training to all of its campus activists. Once a year, select activists have the opportunity to work individually with top AIPAC professionals to develop their personal style and speaking proficiency. Members of the Student Speakers Bureau are asked to speak at AIPAC functions across the country to help community leaders, donors and prospective members understand the impact of AIPAC’s leadership development efforts.
The Milstein Foundation Campus Allies Mission to Israel
May 26-June 6, 2013
The Milstein Foundation Campus Allies Mission, which is open only to those who have not been to Israel and are not eligible for Birthright Israel, is designed for pro-Israel political activists and student leaders who are non-Jewish. Participants experience the land of the Bible, gain a deeper understanding of the strategic and social issues facing Israel today, and examine the challenges and opportunities associated with the U.S.-Israel alliance.
Saban Leadership Seminar
July 21-24, 2013 and December 26-29, 2013
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.
October 13-14, 2013: Napa, CA.
1,000 community activists from across the country will come together in Napa, California for this exclusive gathering of AIPAC’s top leadership. Speakers have included: former President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Ambassador Richard Holbrooke.
Advanced Advocacy Mission Trip to Israel
TBD Winter, 2013-2014
AIPAC’s most intensive leadership development experience, the Advanced Advocacy Mission is open only to students who have previously traveled to Israel. Leading policy makers and opinion-leaders engage undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers or community leadership positions in the fields of Israel advocacy, public affairs and policy formulation.
Diamond Summer & Semester Internships
Fall, Spring, Summer
Summer Application Deadline: March 8, 2013
AIPAC's Diamond Internship Program enables students to contribute to strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship by working for one of the most dynamic lobbying groups in American politics. AIPAC offers Diamond internships in Washington, D.C. and around the country for undergraduate and graduate students. Diamond interns develop their own political activism skills by bringing research, writing and event-planning experience to a host of projects that help advance AIPAC's mission. For more information on the AIPAC Diamond Internship Program, click here.
Washington Professional Forum
AIPAC is re-launching the Washington Professional Forum to assist graduates of AIPAC’s on-campus movement and other young professionals supportive of AIPAC's policy objectives achieve their career aspirations. Washington Professional Forum is open to those in their first five years out of academia. This forum provides unique benefits to members of the pro-Israel movement interested in working in Washington, D.C. Washington Professional Forum rounds out a national strategy of leadership development that begins in high school and ends in positions of lay and professional responsibility.