Jordan Summer Internships

Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center

Organization
The Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center (JICRC) is an interfaith organization that was established in 2003. It is concerned with the sensitive and vital issue of coexistence in the world in general and within the Middle East region in particular. One of the JICRC's primary objectives is to provide advice and assistance to governments, organizations and individual decision-makers regarding the issue of peace building based on religious beliefs, using fourteen centuries of peaceful interfaith coexistence in Jordan and human rights principles as models for building a better political, social, economic, cultural, and security environment.
Website
www.coexistencejordan.org
Location
Amman, Jordan
Content Area
International education, peace and conflict resolution, cross-cultural communication/intercultural relations, higher education.
Position
We intend for interns to be involved in developing our new website that will serve as a central hub for local, regional, and international interfaith news, academic papers, and guest blog posts. We are likewise in the midst of launching our project, "Journalists for Coexistence," to shift paradigms in the representation of interfaith relations in the media. We are designing an interregional and interfaith curriculum with similar goals for educational institutes. Our ongoing Jordanian Pilgrimage Project aims to promote and connect Jordan's holy sites with churches around the world. JICRC is highly concerned with the issue of Arab Christian emigration from the region and interested interns will play a key role in spearheading the Center's response to the growing problem. In terms of Islamic affairs, we are aiming to revitalize our "Imams for Coexistence" project to give religious leaders the tools to engage with human dignity values of human rights, democracy, and women's empowerment. Qualified interns will assist in a research projecton the role of imams and Shari'ah judges in spreading the culture of the respect of human dignity in Jordan. Lastly, we are strengthening our partnership with Global Dignity and supporting its mission by coordinating events for the Global Dignity Day this fall. In addition to assisting in the daily operations of the center, interns would be assigned to specific projects to further the Center's vision for interfaith coexistence in Jordan, and abroad such as developing media outreach and interfaith exchange programs. Additionally, it is our goal to familiarize interns with Jordanian culture and Arabic language in ways that truly allow them to connect with religious communities.
Intern Preferences
The ideal intern will have a familiarity with Middle Eastern affairs, especially Arab Christianity and Islam. Each intern should have basic Arabic skills and a keen interest in developing them further.
Dates and Hours
Saturday – Thursday, 24 hours/week
Contact Info
Tel: +962 6 4623057
Fax: +962 6 4629011
P. O. Box: 811633 Amman 11181 Jordan
frnabil@gmail.com
Info@coexistencejordan.org

Arab Institute for Security Studies

Organization
The Arab Institute for Security Studies is a regional organization located in Amman (Jordan). Established in 1995, the Institute carries out its activities in association with a number of local, regional and International agencies, including the United Nations, League of Arab States and other bodies. The Institute operates under Royal patronage with an International board made of highly qualified members. The Arab Institute for Security Studies is committed to sustaining world peace, contributing to peaceful relations amongst people of the world and maintaining global security. The Institute addresses conditions necessary to promote peace and stability regionally and internationally in accordance with the principles of the United Nations. The Institute seeks to provide accurate and efficient diagnosis of the security situation and provide recommendations on some of the pressing issues.
Website
www.acsis.org
Location
Amman, Jordan
Content Area
Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone (WMDFZ) in the Middle East, Arab-Israeli conflict- monitoring extremism in the region
Position
Two (2) Interns
Intern Preferences
Good background of U.S. congress, previous internship experience, knowledge of Arabic preferred
Dates and Hours
Sunday to Thursday from 9:00- 3:00
Contact Info
info@acsis.org
Dr. Ayman Khalil - Director