The NNAAC Fellowship program is a leadership development training program that has been developed through the National Network for Arab American Communities. The program is designed for Arab American undergraduate juniors or seniors or graduate level college students, or recent graduates. Fellows will be expected to work 16 hours per week at the Arab American Civic Council, and will be given opportunities to learn about all aspects of a non-profit organization, including administration, finance, fundraising, communications, community engagement, and service delivery, among other things. The Fellowship program will run from October, 2017 – June, 2018, and each Fellow will receive a $3,500 stipend throughout their service.

Fellows will be required to attend an orientation during October 2017, and Arab American Leadership Days (Spring 2018) all expenses paid by NNAAC. In addition, Fellows will be required to participate in regular trainings offered electronically by NNAAC. Fellows will also be required to work with their host organization on developing a professional development plan during their fellowship, obtaining additional training opportunities, and receiving important professional support for them to achieve their goals.

Primary Outcomes:

  1. To develop an interest in, knowledge of and commitment to working in the non-profit sector while gaining access to the tools and skills pertinent in becoming successful leaders
  2. To develop competencies surrounding the social and cultural issues facing Arab American communities
  3. To provide service and administrative support to the host organization



If you are interested in becoming a Fellow, please complete the Fellowship application at this link as well as the questions on a separate sheet (2 page maximum). Please include a resume and one letter of recommendation from a past or present faculty, staff, or community member. Applications should be submitted to Isra Daraiseh at no later than August 18, 2017.