APAH’s 2023 Summer Intern Cohort

This summer, we are pleased to welcome four interns who will support teams across the organization. Each intern has a passion for community and advocacy that will advance APAH’s mission of providing quality affordable housing and resident-centered programming to help our residents make the most of their home.

Van Pham is a rising senior at Virginia Commonwealth University majoring in Psychology and Sociology. She is interning with APAH’s Resident Services Team. Van is passionate about mental health awareness and social advocacy, especially for marginalized communities; she has shown this by organizing Feed the Homeless events as a Girl Scout leader. Van looks forward to learning more about nonprofit work and about the resources needed to provide a sustainable, comfortable life for people of all identities. She is also excited to help with events where she can connect with residents, learn about their lives, aspirations, and needs, while providing them with a safe space to relax and have fun. In her free time, Van loves playing and listening to music, traveling, and learning about the culture and history of different places. She also enjoys spending time at home with her cat, Musubi!

Christine Adam is a rising senior at Old Dominion University majoring in Political Science. She is also interning with APAH’s Resident Services Team. Christine brings her academic experience in policy research to the team. After graduation, she plans on attending graduate school for public policy then working as a policy analyst. Christine looks forward to forming deep connections with APAH’s staff and residents to gain a complex understanding of how APAH’s services are vital in ensuring the wellbeing and happiness of residents. In her free time, Christine loves watching movies and spending time with her dog, Mocha!

Angel Samsuhadi is a rising sophomore at George Washington University majoring in Human Services. She is interning with the Resource Development & Communications Team. Angel has fundraising experience from canvassing as well as communications experience from being an outreach chair for a school club. Angel is excited for the opportunity to learn about so many different facets of nonprofit work. At APAH, Angel creates digital marketing content, researches fundraising opportunities, and applied to a grant! Outside of work, Angel has a passion for martial arts, particularly Muay Thai. She also enjoys traveling, eating sushi, and playing with her two cats, Pixie and Lulu.

Sarah Joyce is a recent graduate of William & Mary who majored in Public Policy and Sociology. She is APAH’s first Affordable Housing Policy Intern, a position that was jointly created with AHC In Memory of Pat McGrady, a long-time social justice and community activist. Sarah demonstrated her passion for affordable housing policy in her work as a research fellow at William & Mary. During her internship, she looks forward to learning more about the state of affordable housing in Arlington and the opportunities for expanding affordable housing to serve more people. Sarah is excited to get a better understanding of the specific policies that enable development and how those policies intersect with different attitudes of stakeholders in the community. In her free time, Sarah enjoys being outdoors, swimming, and hiking as well as spending time with her friends, family, and new puppy, Lucca!