Wondering what it would be like to work on domestic or foreign policy? Four four days, you'll get to walk many different halls of power - from the White House to the State Department to Brookings to the Washington Post - and meet with senior policymakers and American Muslim staffers alike to learn about how decisions get made, discuss current policy issues, and learn about internship and job opportunities.
Previous delegates have met with President Barack Obama’s Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett and Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough, Undersecretaries of State and Homeland Security, Congressmen Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Andre Carson (D-IN), the Brookings Institution and the Center for American Progress. Delegates also get to network with their peers from around the country and learn valuable skills in public speaking and relationship building.
Since its launch in 2007, the Government Summit has provided more than 150 American Muslim college and grad students with an unprecedented level of access to decisionmakers and thought leaders in our nation’s capitol. Many have gone on to internships and jobs in federal agencies, Congress, think tanks, and media outlets. They are directly contributing to changing the narrative about their faith and their identity in the policymaking arena.
Is there an age requirement to take part in the Summits?
Yes, attendees must be between the ages of 18 and 25 for the Hollywood and Government Summits.
If I am in high school, can I attend?
The Summit programs are for undergrads, graduate students and recent graduates.
Do I have to be a U.S. citizen in order to attend?
No, as long as you can enter the U.S. and are issued a visa, you may attend.