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Past Interns


US-Pakistan Women's Council

Amna Chandna

Amna Chandna worked as an intern at the US-Pakistan Women's Council in the summer of 2013. Amna has received an Associate of Science in Business Administration and is currently pursuing a Bachelor degree in Economics. Amna speaks English, Urdu, and Spanish fluently, and is currently learning Arabic. As a student, Amna has always been very active on-campus and served as the Secretary for her college's chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. In her spare time, Amna loves reading classic literature.

Sarah Naqvi

Sarah Naqvi worked as an intern at the US-Pakistan Women's Council in the summer of 2013. She is a student at George Mason University studying Global Affairs (B.A.) with a concentration in International Development and a minor in Islamic Studies. She aspires to work for humanitarian causes in the nonprofit sector. Sarah has worked for multiple charities. In her academic career, she has maintained leadership positions and is active in different student organizations. Sarah has a passion to work for the rights of women in developing countries and hopes to dedicate her profession to humanity.

Aqsa Arain

Aqsa Arain

Aqsa Arain was a Federal Work Study student at the US-Pakistan Women's Council in Spring 2014. She is double majoring in International Studies and Economics at American University. She is an active student on campus serving as the Vice President of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and Director of Programming for the SIS Undergraduate Council. Born in Pakistan, Aqsa has lived in the DC metropolitan area most her life. She is learning Arabic as her fourth language, after Urdu, English, and Spanish. Aqsa hopes to work in the foreign affairs and international development field. In her free time she likes to paint, practice her languages, and engage in interfaith dialogue.

Hufsa Kamal

Hufsa Kamal

Hufsa Kamal was a graduate student research assistant at the US-Pakistan Women's Council in Spring 2014. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, she received her Bachelor's degree in Global Studies at Middle Tennessee State University. She is currently getting her Master's degree in Journalism and Public Affairs with a Broadcast track here at American University.

She has an array of reporting interests, including women and minority rights in Islamic countries, entertainment, and health policy. She hopes to one day be an on-air reporter. Through her reporting, she wishes to be part of a movement that serves as a benchmark for changing the social climate of Pakistan, ultimately paving the way for a brighter future.