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The Jerusalem Fund, Palestine Center Internship - Fall 2015

Deadline: Rolling

To apply for the internship program, please submit the following materials: a cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample on a topic related to the Middle East or the Palestinian issue no longer than 5 pages and one letter of recommendation.

Submit materials to:

Tamara Kamel
The Palestine Center
2425 Virginia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Or submit materials per email to tkamel@thejerusalemfund.org.

For more information on the internship opportunity or to apply, please visit www.thejerusalemfund.org/internships.


Middle East Institute: The Leadership Development Internship Program

Deadline: July 7

The Leadership Development Internship Program at the Middle East Institute is designed to provide students or recent graduates considering a career in a Middle East related field with hands-on experience in a Washington-based, nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on the Middle East. Interns obtain guidance, experience, and exposure to the Washington policy and scholarly community while developing professional skills with interns from all over the world.

Internships are available throughout the year to undergraduates who have completed at least one year of school, recent graduates, and graduate students. Positions are available on a full- or part-time basis with a minimum of 20 hours a week. All internships are unpaid, though the Middle East Institute offers each intern free language courses, local travel reimbursement, and many other secondary benefits.

Available internships:

Programs and Communications
Development and Fundraising
The Oman Library at MEI
Languages and Regional Studies
Center for Turkish Studies
Research Assistantships

To apply: Please include the following in PDF format: cover letter, resume, five-page writing sample, college transcript (official or unofficial), and one professional and two academic references (contact information only; no letters, please).

Send applications and questions to: Peter Boal: internships@mei.edu

See http://www.mei.edu/internships for more information.


National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Internship Opportunities - Fall 2015

Deadline: Rolling

The National Council offers internship opportunities at the Council's Washington, DC office during the academic year (fall-spring).

Please note:

  • Academic year internships are unpaid;
  • Interns must work a minimum of 15 hours per week (office is open 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday - Friday); and
  • Certain events may require intern attendance outside regularly scheduled hours.

Applications for an internship during the academic year are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit the application form, here; along with a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample detailing what you hope to gain from an internship with the National Council.

Applications should be submitted to:

Mr. Josh Hilbrand
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
1730 M St NW, Ste 503
Washington, DC 20036
Email: josh@ncusar.org


Arab American Institute Internship - Fall 2015

Deadline: TBA

AAI offers internships in Washington, DC for Arab Americans, college students, recent graduates, and graduate students interested in public affairs, advocacy, and ethnic politics. The program is part of the Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF)'s commitment to youth leadership, along with scholarships and awards and community service.

Internships during the spring, summer and fall semesters at AAI offer hands-on experience in the workings of a busy non-profit with programs that include research, event management, community outreach, media relations, and government advocacy. Applications are reviewed by senior staff to determine departmental assignments based on each applicant's work experience, education, extracurricular activities, career goals, as well as AAI's current priorities.

Applicants must either be U.S. citizens or permitted to work in the U.S.

Interns receive EITHER college credit OR a stipend.

For more information on the internship program or how to apply, please visit www.aaiusa.org/internships.

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