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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ABA ROLI Middle East and North Africa Intern (Summer 2019)

American Bar Association 
Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is seeking a Summer 2019 intern for its Middle East and North Africa Division. Interns for ABA ROLI will work with program staff of their assigned division to gain an understanding of international development programs and international rule of law issues.Although this is an unpaid position, interns at ABA ROLI are eligible for a wide variety of perks and learning opportunities including:

  • Transportation reimbursement up to $15.00/day
  • Field trips to D.C. legal destinations such as the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Supreme Court, and Library of Congress
  • Brown-bag lunches with ABA ROLI staff and guest speakers
Eligibility:
  • JD candidate or MA (completed or in progress) seeking relevant degree in international affairs, international development, or related subject areas, or recent graduate.
  • Strong commitment to public interest law and/or international development, as evidenced by relevant experience and coursework.
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office and Outlook.
  • Proactive work style.
  • International development experience highly desirable but not required.
  • Knowledge of Arabic is a plus.
Location: Washington, DC
Compensation: Not specified 
Application Deadline: April 29, 2019
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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Outreach Fellow

American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: Are you a Master’s degree student with a passion for human rights around the world? Join us as our 2019 Fellow with the ABA ROLI Outreach Division.As an important member of our team, you will be:

  • Collaborating with ABA ROLI DC and field staff and ABA pro bono volunteers to create content about the impact of ABA ROLI’s work
  • Contributing marketing strategies for communication efforts with donors, board members, pro bono volunteers, and members of the government
  • Conceptualizing educational and promotional efforts for ABA ROLI’s 2019 Issues Conference (for info about ABA ROLI’s 2018 Issues Conference, see here)
  • Contributing to the writing, editing, and publication of outreach materials
  • Supporting research on program topics across ABA ROLI regional departments

Fellows for ABA ROLI will work with staff of their assigned division to gain an understanding of international development programs and international rule of law issues. Although these are unpaid positions, interns at ABA ROLI are eligible for a wide variety of perks and learning opportunities including:

  • Invitations to internal brownbags and workshops on international development, ABA educational and networking events at the DC office, access to various software tools/services for research and content production
  • Transportation reimbursement up to $15.00/day
  • Field trips to D.C. legal destinations such as the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Supreme Court and Library of Congress
Eligibility: Graduate level student seeking relevant degrees in international affairs, international development, or related subject areas;
  • Strong commitment to public interest law and/or international development, as evidenced by relevant experience and coursework;
  • Interest in the following areas: political engagement, advocacy, graphic design, and or video production
  • Creative thinker with excellent writing skills;
  • Proficiency with MS Office;
  • Marketing and or international development experience highly desirable but not required.
Location: Washington, DC
Compensation: Unspecified
Application Deadline: April 13, 2019
For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org. 
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ABA ROLI Women ad Girls Empowered (WAGE) Global Programs Intern

American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is seeking a Summer 2019 intern for its Global Programs Division. Interns for ABA ROLI will work with program staff of their assigned division to gain an understanding of international development programs and international rule of law issues.

Although this is an unpaid position, interns at ABA ROLI are eligible for a wide variety of perks and learning opportunities including:

  • Transportation reimbursement up to $15.00/day
  • Field trips to D.C. legal destinations such as the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Supreme Court, and Library of Congress
  • Brown-bag lunches with ABA ROLI staff and guest speakers

ABA ROLI’s WAGE Program requires an unpaid intern to support the implementation of an integrated women’s economic empowerment program in El Salvador and Honduras, as well as the WAGE Consortium’s efforts to use collaborative research and learning to build a body of evidence on promising practices. Among others, the intern will conduct research on issues related to gender-based violence, women’s economic empowerment, and women in peace and security, assist in program management and event planning, and contribute to building WAGE’s website and social media presence.

Eligibility:

  • Primarily suitable for J.D. and LL.M. students and graduates, but MA students and graduates with relevant knowledge and experience may apply as well. Spanish language skills are preferable, but not required.
  • Strong commitment to public interest law, gender studies, and/or international development, as evidenced by relevant experience and coursework;
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills;
  • Proficiency with MS Office and Outlook;
  • Proactive work style;
  • International development experience highly desirable but not required
Location: Washington, DC
Compensation: Unspecified
Application Deadline: April 29, 2019
For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org. 
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ABA ROLI Anti-Corruption Internship Summer 2019 

American Bar Institution 

Work Schedule: Varies 

Description: The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is pleased to consider applications for its Summer 2019 Anti-Corruption Internship. ABA ROLI serves as the international development wing of the American Bar Association and seeks to promote justice, economic opportunity, and human dignity through the rule of law. Dates and daily schedules may be flexible in response to departmental needs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.Terms of the Program:

Interns for ABA ROLI will work with staff of the Research, Evaluation, and Learning division to gain an understanding of international development programs and international rule of law issues. Although this is an unpaid position, interns at ABA ROLI are eligible for a wide variety of perks and learning opportunities including:

  • Transportation reimbursement up to $15.00/day
  • Field trips to D.C. legal destinations such as the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Supreme Court and Library of Congress
  • Brown-bag lunches with ABA ROLI staff and guest speakers
  • Opportunities to present research and to write articles for newsletters and blogs
Eligibility: 
  • Current graduate/law students or recent graduates from a variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to social sciences, law, economics, and international relations. A bachelor’s degree is preferred but outstanding undergraduate students may be considered
  • Prior policy and/or legal research and analysis experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international anti-corruption issues
  • Prior experience in monitoring and evaluation, organizational development, and/or international development will be an asset.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unspecified 
Application Deadline: April 22, 2019
For more questions or information on how to apply, email programs@abpadc.org. 
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Intern, Recruitment and International Support

American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The intern assists in planning and implementation of projects and recruitment efforts of the International Support Division of ABA’s Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI). As part of a small team, this intern will provide support for the recruitment and numerous other needs of ABA ROLI’s development programs in over 40 countries. If applicants are unable to work in Washington, DC, applicants can work remotely and can commit 20-40 hours a week.

Eligibility:
  • Bachelor’s Degree student from a four-year college or university (or equivalent experience);
  • Possession of basic skills in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • Familiarity with ABA ROLI’s thematic topics;
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and juggle multiple responsibilities at once;
  • Demonstrated interest in international development, particularly interest in international development recruitment or human resources strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience working in an office environment.
Location: Washington, DC
Compensation: Unspecified
Application Deadline: April 30, 2019
For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org. 
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ABA ROLI Global Programs Intern

American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is pleased to consider applications for its International Development Internship Program. ABA ROLI serves as the international development wing of the American Bar Association, and seeks to promote justice, economic opportunity, and human dignity through the rule of law. ABA ROLI seeks interns to assist headquarters staff with a wide variety of the day-to-day support functions that are pertinent to the operations of an international NGO. International Development internships are available to undergraduate, graduate, and law students, as well as recent graduates, depending on current staffing needs. Dates and daily schedules may be flexible in response to departmental needs, and correspond roughly to academic terms for spring, summer, and fall semesters. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Eligibility:

  • JD student
  • Strong interest in sexual orientation/gender identity/feminism and experience as shown on their resume and cover letter
  • Experience with an LGBT organizations. For example, with Lambda, Outlaws, etc
  • Strong research, analytical, communication, and organization skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to work diligently and independently
Location: Washington, DC
Compensation: Unspecified
Application Deadline: April 30, 2019
For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org. 

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