GLENDALE — The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region welcomed Tsovinar Karapetyan as one of seven interns in an intensive ten-week summer Internship Program. Along with the other interns, Tsovinar Karapetyan will assist the office staffers with day-to-day operations, while completing individual and group-assigned projects.
During her time as an ANCA-WR intern, she wishes to work as a liaison and coordinator in her Hollywood community, in an effort to solidify long-lasting relationships between the ANCA-WR, ANCA-Hollywood, and other community organizations.
“I hope to gather valuable experience, not only from working with people of all colors and creeds, but also with my own Armenian community. I know I can learn so much from my fellow interns, as well as from the various staff members of the Western Region office,” said Karapetyan. “Dedicating myself to service for the Armenian community for an entire summer would truly be wonderful,” she added.
A second year sociology major at Los Angeles City College, Karapetyan hopes to transfer to the University of California, Los Angeles in the fall of 2012. Although still unsure of the career path she would like to pursue, Karapetyan is interested in human rights issues and humanitarian work. She hopes to pursue a career that betters the lives of her fellow citizens of the world.
At Los Angeles City College, Karapetyan took part in the Ambassador’s Program—an organization dedicated to service for the community—and organized social, educational, and community-based events for LACC faculty members and students. Recent events she has coordinated include a volunteer event at the Downtown Women’s Center and a beach cleanup in Torrance. She hopes try her hand at such event-organizing at the ANCA-WR as well.
Her sister, Srbui Karapetian, a fourth year student at UCLA, had interned for ANCA-WR during summer of 2009, Karapetyan has already participated in several volunteer-coordinated community relations events held by the ANCA-Hollywood and the ANCA-WR.
“After my internship at the ANCA-WR, I encouraged Tsovinar to take it on as well. She is great at planning events and seeing them through, and I know that this internship will be a positive and rewarding experience for her, as it was for me,” said Srbui Karapetian.
The ANCA-WR IP was established in June 2006. Available for spring, summer, and fall sessions, the program allows students the opportunity to actively participate in a ten-week intensive internship program. This program is designed to provide students the tools needed to further Armenian and American advocacy effects on the local, state, and federal levels.
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 ANCA-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.