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The 2017 Thai American National Internship Program started on June 5th, 2017. 6 students from around the United States arrived in Washington, DC to begin their 8-week internship program.

During orientation week from June 5th to June 9th, the students attended many high-level meetings and met with experts and practitioners in the public and private sectors to learn more about civic engagement.

On June 8, the students had the opportunity to meet with Senator Tammy Duckworth from Illinois.

About the Program

The Thai American National Internship Program is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Thai American students to gain a firsthand look at the American government and political system in Washington DC, and to reflect on the role they, as future leaders, might play in strengthening the U.S.-Thai relationship.

The program was founded in 2015 by the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, DC and the US-Asia Institute.