LOS ANGELES–As a participant in the Armenian National Committee – Western Region’s 2008 Spring Internship-Externship Program, Carina Khanjian has gained valuable knowledge and experience within the media and public relations field. In addition to writing press releases and building media relationships, Khanjian has also been instrumental in conducting a voter registration drive among the Armenian American community.
"Upon hearing about the ANC-WR Internship-Externship Program I was extremely excited to apply," exclaimed Khanjian. "I have been aware of the ANC and its various activities but this experience has allowed me to gain further insight into how this exceptional organization operates on a daily basis," added Khanjian.
Carina is a senior at Alex Pilibos Armenian School and has recently been admitted to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where she plans to study English and Communications. Khanjian has also been a long time community activist and member of Homenetmen Los Angeles and AYF Glendale.
Prior to her internship, Khanjian volunteered at the ANC-WR on numerous occasions such as the 2006 Telethon as well as phone banking to raise awareness of H. Res. 106. While volunteering for the organization, Khanjian learned about the Internship-Externship Program and was motivated and eager to begin partaking in ANC related initiatives.
The Armenian National Committee – Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANC-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.