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October 04, 2010

Center for Global Understanding

Milford Sound in New Zealand

25 Scholarships for Muslim American Students to Intern in Washington D.C. – Summer 2011

Application Deadline: NOVEMBER 15, 2010
The Center for Global Understanding (CFGU) is a non-profit and non- advocacy organization designed to bring people together. We believe that the only way to bring people together is through educating everyone about different cultures, religions and their values. One of our main goals is to help cultivate future Muslim American leaders through our Washington D. C. Internship program. It is very important that these future leaders have a firsthand understanding, knowledge and experience of how our democracy works and functions.

Program Overview:

1. Placement: Tailored toward students’ interest. We work with students of all majors. Past placements include the Department of the Treasury, The White House, Voice of America, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice, National Institutes of Health, American Civil Liberties Union, National Endowment for the Arts, Congressional offices, law firms, corporations, think tanks, lobbying firms, and many more!

2. Academic Credits: Students will take a seminar-style class for about 3 hours one evening per week. Students may get academic credit from their college or university.

3. Housing: We have housing arrangements in an apartment setting.

4. Financial Aid: 25 scholarships are available to qualified students for the summer of 2011. Student MUST COMPLETE THEIR APPLICATION BY NOVEMBER 15, 2010 to be eligible for the CFGU scholarships.

5. Public Affairs Series: Lectures and discussions with Muslim American Leaders from Congress, Business, Public Health and other fields. This year’s activities included visits to the State Department, USAID, USIP, Egyptian and Indonesian embassies and the White House.

6. Eligibility: Must be an American citizen and at least a College sophomore at an accredited college with a minimum of a 2.75 GPA. We encourage Muslim American students to visit our website for details regarding requirements, eligibility, cost, deadline etc.

Why Intern in Washington: http://www.centerforglobalunderstanding.org/why_Intern_4.php

How to Apply: http://centerforglobalunderstanding.org/how_to_apply.php

CFGU Alumni Profile: http://www.centerforglobalunderstanding.org/class_of_2010.php

If you need any further information, please feel free to contact our Internship Coordinator, Fatimeh, at 727-215-9128 or Fatimeh@cfgu.us.


Atif Moon Co-Founder
640 Maple Avenue, Torrance, Ca 90503
Tel: (727) 215-9128
Fax: (310) 787-7350
Email: info@cfgu.us; www.cfgu.us

Posted by kekeenan at October 4, 2010 12:32 PM

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