NUFDI

Yazdani & Shiralian Fellowship

Developing and engaging future policy leaders
The Yazdani and Shiralian Fellowship is a term-long internship in Washington, D.C. for college students interested in policy, advocacy, and human rights work related to Iran. Made possible by the generous support of Iranian-American business leaders Mr. Bahram Yazdani and Mr. Shahpour Shiralian, the Fellowship offers interns hands-on experience with issues facing the Iranian-American community and Iran policy in Washington and the opportunity to meet and learn from policymakers, experts, and activists making an impact in the nation’s capital.

Yazdani and Shiralian Fellows have made connections in their time with NUFDI that have served as the starting point for careers in the federal government, the private sector, academia, and think tanks. Having spent three months working closely with NUFDI’s staff they launch their careers with an enhanced sense for the democratic aspirations of the Iranian people and how a policy of maximum support can secure American interests and promote our values.

Mr. Shahbahram Yazdani

Mr. Shahpour Shiralian

ALUMNI

Jonathan Rosenberg

Summer 2022

Tom Harper

Summer 2022

Samual Clark

Summer 2022

Liat Arginteanu

Summer 2022

Noah A. Smith

Summer 2021

Nishi Patel

Summer 2021

Leah Silinsky

Summer 2021

Clara-Hannah Sobouti

Summer 2021

Ben Samih

Summer 2021

Jackie Schluger

Summer 2021

Emilia Sullivan

Summer 2021

Gardner Coates

Summer 2021

Tymahz Toumadje

FALL 2022

Vafa Fanaii

Summer 2023

Arvin Ferdows

Summer 2023

Nader Sadeghi

Summer 2023