The AGBU New York Summer Internship is a once in a lifetime experience that I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to participate in. By securing a professional internship in your field of choice and being paired with a mentor that is also working in your field, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience, build connections, and learn more about the career you want to pursue post graduation. Having the opportunity to work at a boutique law firm on Wall Street where I worked side by side with attorneys, allowed me to gain skills and knowledge that most people don’t have access to until they are actually in law school. Additionally, this program attracts top performing undergraduate Armenian students from all over the world and having the opportunity to befriend such amazing individuals and explore New York City with them was absolutely incredible. During this program you will make friends that will last a lifetime and I’ve actually already traveled across the country twice to visit some of my friends from my internship last summer, and one has already come to visit me in LA! Another wonderful perk of this internship opportunity is that AGBU organizes not only professional but also cultural and social events for interns to take part in. We were invited to attend professional networking events and career path exploration panels that were both informative and inspiring. We met with leaders of the Armenian community and Armenian Church and learned Armenian dancing and how to cook some traditional Armenian dishes. Lastly, there was never a dull moment during our 8 week program because there were always fun social events that were scheduled for us to attend such as seeing shows on broadway, baseball games, or fun at someone’s beach house! If you are interested in an opportunity to grow professionally, culturally, and socially in one of the most iconic cities in the world, I highly recommend applying to the New York Summer Internship Program— you won’t regret it!