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Where are our Interns Working?

This week, our interns began their volunteer service.  Let's get to know where they're working this summer. Armen Nercesian Internship:  Repat Armenia (www.repatarmenia.org) Mission:  To take the concept of active repatriation promotion to the next level.  With a full time, dedicated staff based in Yerevan and a network of supporters and representatives throughout the Armenian diaspora, our mission is to inform, initiate and actively champion

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Meet the Interns (Part V)

Taleen Kurdian My name is Taleen Kurdian. I am 20 years old. I currently attend Montgomery College, but will be transferring to Towson University this fall. My major is life science. However, when I transfer to Towson, I will major in biology and Spanish. After I graduate, I want to attend dental school and eventually become an oral surgeon. I have wanted to be a dentist since the first day I remember going to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned.

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Meet the Interns (Part IV)

Shant Douzdjian My name is Shant Douzdjian. I am from Portland, Oregon. I currently am an undergraduate student at Carleton College in Minnesota, majoring in chemistry and pursuing the pre-med track. As an intern in the AYF Internship program, I am excited to spend 8 weeks of my life in Armenia this upcoming summer. The Internship is an opportunity for me to gain further experience in my field of interest, further my proficiency in the Armenian language,

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Meet the Interns (Part III)

Kyle Dinkjian My name is Kyle Dinkjian. I am a 22 year old Armenian originally from New Jersey. My father is a musician and my mother is a teacher. I have two sisters, one of whom is a teacher, and the other a student at Providence College. For the past four years, I attended Bentley University in Waltham, Massacusetts, where I studied economics and law. I graduated recently just this past May. My post-graduation plans are still up in the air at

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Meet the Interns (Part II)

Hagop Simonian My name is Hagop Simonian.  I am 23 years old.  I was born in Washington, DC and raised in Maryland.  I currently study political science and minor in psychology.  I have been very active in my local Armenian community for many years.  For nine years, I attended Hamasdegh Armenian School and created countless memories along the way.  I have been an athlete of Homenetmen since the age of 15, and have also been in the AYF since

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