College Training Opportunities

Leadership Training

Saban Leadership Seminar
July 23–26, 2017 and January 1–4, 2018
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 policymakers, Middle East experts, and AIPAC Leadership Development professionals.
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Policy Conference
March 4-6, 2018
More than 18,000 activists representing every state, including 3400+ students from hundreds of campuses and over 300 elected Geller Student Government Association Presidents, come to Washington, D.C. for AIPAC's Annual Policy Conference. Delegates hear from top White House officials, members of Congress, and Israeli government ministers. The conference culminates in a trip to Capitol Hill.


Progressive Student Retreat
October 7–9, 2017
This unique opportunity brings together self-identified progressive supporters of a strong U.S.-Israel relationship to share their perspectives, discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with being a progressive supporter of Israel, and develop an agenda for the engagement of greater number of progressive pro-Israel political activists. Students will hear from progressive policymakers and opinion leaders as well as those AIPAC officials working most closely with the progressive political community.
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African American Student Retreat
January 2022, 2018
AIPAC hosts its African American Student Retreat in Washington, D.C. with participants drawn from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other campuses across the nation. The retreat focuses on the important role that the African American community plays in maintaining and strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship. Students leave the retreat with a better understanding of how to be an effective pro-Israel political activist on their campus and in their community.
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Latino Student Retreat
April 2018
AIPAC is excited to host its second Latino Student Retreat in Washington, D.C. with participants from Hispanic Serving Institutions and campuses across the country. The participants will discuss the unique role the Latino community has in strengthening and maintaining the U.S.-Israel relationship. Students will gain better insight as to being effective pro-Israel political activists on their campuses and within the Latino community.

AIPAC on Campus in Israel

The Milstein Family Foundation Campus Allies Mission to Israel
Summer 2018
The Milstein Family Foundation Campus Allies Mission to Israel—only open 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 not 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.
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Bipartisan Allies Mission to Israel
Summer 2018
Maintaining and strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship requires continuous bipartisan Congressional support. To ensure future policymakers understand that U.S. support for Israel must never be a partisan issue, AIPAC brings the leadership of College Democrats of America and the College Republican National Committee together to Israel for top-level briefings and site visits to study America's role in the Middle East and gain deeper understanding of the value of the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Advanced Advocacy Mission to Israel
December 21–30, 2017
AIPAC's most intensive Leadership Development experience, the Advanced Advocacy Mission, is open to students who have previously traveled to Israel. Leading policymakers and opinion-leaders engage undergraduate and graduate students interested in the fields of politics, public affairs, media, and policy.

Summer Seminar Series | Regional Intern Seminars

June, July, and August 2018
AIPAC's Summer Seminar Series events, which are held on a regular basis throughout June, July, and August 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.