AVAILABLE NGO/THINK TANK INTERNSHIPS

Listed below are available internships within non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and think tanks. For more information and about the internships or a specific position, email programs@abpadc.org. For application details and application assistance, including resume building and cover letter development, email programs@abpadc.org. 
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Communications Internship 

Qatar-America Institute 

Location: Washington, DC
Work Schedule: Varies 
Description:
  • Work with Communications team on QAI communications development
  • Help expand QAI’s social media presence on Instagram, Twitter, and elsewhere
  • Produce materials to present on QAI’s website in the form of reports, blog posts, etc.
  • Work with Director of External Relations to grow media presence – both online and traditional – to gain local, national and international attention.
Eligibility: 
  • Enrollment in accredited university or college bachelor’s degree program in Middle Eastern studies, political science, communications, journalism, education, or other related fields
  • University writing and research body of work with an ‘A’ grade or equivalent
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment
  • 1-2 years studying or working in relevant area of focus to QAI mission/programs
  • Dedication, punctuality, and work ethic befitting a professional work environment
  • Excellent writing and research work skills demonstrated by a submitted writing sample
  • An interest in the US-Qatar relationship, Middle East issues, strategic communications, or other QAI program (culture, education, finance, national security, sports, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Some fluency in Arabic preferred but not required
Compensation: Unspecified 
Application Deadline: Applicants accepted on a rolling basis
For more questions or information on how to apply, email programs@abpadc.org. 
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Culture and Sports Internship 

Qatar-America Institute 

Location: Washington, DC
Work Schedule: Varies 
Description:
  • Work with Program Fellow on Culture and Sports research, writing, and program development
  • Assist with production and execution of Program events
  • Attend meetings and help staff guests and visiting officials and delegations
  • Educate American public on Qatari culture and sports, including FIFA 2022 World Cup
Eligibility: 
  • Enrollment in accredited university or college bachelor’s degree program in Middle Eastern studies, political science, communications, journalism, education, or other related fields
  • University writing and research body of work with an ‘A’ grade or equivalent
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment
  • 1-2 years studying or working in relevant area of focus to QAI mission/programs
  • Dedication, punctuality, and work ethic befitting a professional work environment
  • Excellent writing and research work skills demonstrated by a submitted writing sample
  • An interest in the US-Qatar relationship, Middle East issues, strategic communications, or other QAI program (culture, education, finance, national security, sports, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Some fluency in Arabic preferred but not required
Compensation: Unspecified 
Application Deadline: Applicants accepted on a rolling basis
For more questions or information on how to apply, email programs@abpadc.org. 
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Arabic Research Intern

Institute for Study of War 
Work Schedule: Full-Time
Description: The Institute for the Study of War is seeking motivated and experienced university students or recent graduates to fill the position of research Arabic research intern ( this is not a linguistic or a translation position). The intern will be responsible for conducting open source data research in Arabic. The intern will have the opportunity to collect and analyze data from traditional and social media sources and will be trained to use analytic software to better inform ISW’s groundbreaking research. There are currently openings for this position on several of our analytical teams, including our Syria, Iraq, and Counterterrorism teams. The intern should be a self-starter able to identify critical inflections and trends, but (s)he will also have the opportunity to work under a research team. Interns are expected to conduct research under the guidance of Research Analysts; work in conjunction with other members of the research staff to produce research briefs and analysis; and assist with editing, documenting, and supporting materials for products of the Institute.
Eligibility:
  • Must be a recent graduate or current undergraduate with coursework in a field of study related to ISW’s core mission and research agenda. Graduate-level coursework in a related field is a plus
  • Ability to read and conduct research in Arabic is mandatory.  Candidates should have excellent writing and analytical skills, and the ability to conduct research using social media and other open sources
  • Must possess an interest in and enthusiasm for ISW’s research agenda and mission
  • Ideal candidates should also have the ability to conduct tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
Location: Washington, DC
Compensation: Unpaid
Application Deadline: Unspecified 
For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org. 
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Finance and Economy Internship 

Qatar-America Institute 

Location: Washington, DC
Work Schedule: Varies 
Description:
  • Work with Program Fellow on Finance and Economy research, writing, and program development
  • Assist with production and execution of Program events
  • Attend meetings and help staff guests and visiting officials and delegations
  • Educate American public on Qatar’s anti-terrorism and illicit finance regime, and US-Qatar trade relationship
Eligibility: 
  • Enrollment in accredited university or college bachelor’s degree program in Middle Eastern studies, political science, communications, journalism, education, or other related fields
  • University writing and research body of work with an ‘A’ grade or equivalent
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment
  • 1-2 years studying or working in relevant area of focus to QAI mission/programs
  • Dedication, punctuality, and work ethic befitting a professional work environment
  • Excellent writing and research work skills demonstrated by a submitted writing sample
  • An interest in the US-Qatar relationship, Middle East issues, strategic communications, or other QAI program (culture, education, finance, national security, sports, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Some fluency in Arabic preferred but not required
Compensation: Unspecified 
Application Deadline: Applicants accepted on a rolling basis
For more questions or information on how to apply, email programs@abpadc.org. 
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Energy Internship 

Qatar-America Institute 

Location: Washington, DC
Work Schedule: Varies 
Description:
  • Work with Program Fellow on Energy research, writing, and program development
  • Assist with production and execution of Program events
  • Attend meetings and help staff guests and visiting officials and delegations
  • Educate American public on Qatar’s natural resources industry and technology, and the US-Qatar energy relationship
Eligibility: 
  • Enrollment in accredited university or college bachelor’s degree program in Middle Eastern studies, political science, communications, journalism, education, or other related fields
  • University writing and research body of work with an ‘A’ grade or equivalent
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment
  • 1-2 years studying or working in relevant area of focus to QAI mission/programs
  • Dedication, punctuality, and work ethic befitting a professional work environment
  • Excellent writing and research work skills demonstrated by a submitted writing sample
  • An interest in the US-Qatar relationship, Middle East issues, strategic communications, or other QAI program (culture, education, finance, national security, sports, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Some fluency in Arabic preferred but not required
Compensation: Unspecified 
Application Deadline: Applicants accepted on a rolling basis
For more questions or information on how to apply, email programs@abpadc.org. 
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Education Internship 

Qatar-America Institute 

Location: Washington, DC
Work Schedule: Varies 
Description:
  • Work with Program Fellow on Education research, writing, and program development
  • Assist with production and execution of Program events
  • Attend meetings and help staff guests and visiting officials and delegations
  • Educate American public on US universities in Qatar and Qatari global educational initiatives
Eligibility: 
  • Enrollment in accredited university or college bachelor’s degree program in Middle Eastern studies, political science, communications, journalism, education, or other related fields
  • University writing and research body of work with an ‘A’ grade or equivalent
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment
  • 1-2 years studying or working in relevant area of focus to QAI mission/programs
  • Dedication, punctuality, and work ethic befitting a professional work environment
  • Excellent writing and research work skills demonstrated by a submitted writing sample
  • An interest in the US-Qatar relationship, Middle East issues, strategic communications, or other QAI program (culture, education, finance, national security, sports, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Some fluency in Arabic preferred but not required
Compensation: Unspecified 
Application Deadline: Applicants accepted on a rolling basis
For more questions or information on how to apply, email programs@abpadc.org. 
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National Security & Defense Internship 

Qatar-America Institute 

Location: Washington, DC
Work Schedule: Varies 
Description:
  • Work with Program Fellow on National Security and Defense research, writing, and program development
  • Assist with production and execution of Program events
  • Attend meetings and help staff guests and visiting officials and delegations
  • Educate American public on the US-Qatar strategic defense partnership, Al-Udeid Air Base, and US counterterrorism operations out of Qatar
Eligibility: 
  • Enrollment in accredited university or college bachelor’s degree program in Middle Eastern studies, political science, communications, journalism, education, or other related fields
  • University writing and research body of work with an ‘A’ grade or equivalent
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment
  • 1-2 years studying or working in relevant area of focus to QAI mission/programs
  • Dedication, punctuality, and work ethic befitting a professional work environment
  • Excellent writing and research work skills demonstrated by a submitted writing sample
  • An interest in the US-Qatar relationship, Middle East issues, strategic communications, or other QAI program (culture, education, finance, national security, sports, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Some fluency in Arabic preferred but not required
Compensation: Unspecified 
Application Deadline: Applicants accepted on a rolling basis
For more questions or information on how to apply, email programs@abpadc.org. 
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Summer 2019 Undergraduate Internship  

Brennan Center for Justice 

Location: Washington, DC
Work Schedule: Full-time / 40 hours per week / May - August 2019
Description: The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve the systems of democracy and justice in the United States. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Interns assist with general administrative and clerical work for the Brennan Center, including filing, photocopying, answering phones, shipping and mailing, coordinating meetings, and drafting routine correspondence. In addition to administrative work, interns conduct research on a wide range of issues in both our Democracy and Justice programs; assist with legislative tracking; accompany staff to meetings on the Hill; and complete special projects for the Washington Office Director as needed.
Eligibility: 
  • Must have a passion for social justice
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ideal candidates are independent, detail-oriented self-starters that are energetic and highly organized
  • Experience with Windows 2000/XP, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word is a must
  • Interns must be open to evolving responsibilities.
Compensation: $15/hour
Application Deadline: February 28, 2019
For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org. 

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