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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Events and Social Media Internship 

Gulf International Forum
Work Schedule: Varies

Description:

The internship will provide a training opportunity to advance interns skills in pre-event preparations and post-event documentation.
Eligibility:
  • Undergraduate or recent graduate
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Flexibility to work extra hours to fulfill event preparation requirements
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Previous experience working on small or medium scale events preferred
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Diligent, dependable and hard working
  • Detail Oriented
Location: Washington, DC
Compensation: Paid
Application Deadline: N/A
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Research Assistant Intern 

Gulf International Forum
Work Schedule: Varies
Description:

The internship will provide a training opportunity to advance interns research skills by providing assistance and support for the organization’s research and publications initiatives. However, given this is a start-up organization, the training opportunity may vary as the organization further develops.
Eligibility:
  • Degree in liberal arts, public policy, political science, or related field.
  • Interest in the Gulf and Middle East region required
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to proactively multitask and prioritize
Location: Washington, DC
Compensation: Paid 
Application Deadline: N/A
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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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Arts and Culture Internship

Middle East Institute
Work Schedule: Unspecified

Description:The Arts and Culture Department seeks an intern to facilitate a new arts exhibition tour and accompanying educational programming in cities across the country. The department also seeks an intern to assist with a unique exchange program, bringing Middle Eastern cultural leaders to the United States. The intern will help organize programs and events for the visiting cultural leaders in cities around the country.

Eligibility:
  • Must have a positive attitude
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity and interest in the Middle East
  • Adobe InDesign/Adobe CreativeSuite (Including Photoshop) and Constant Contact experience preferred
  • Experience working with museums or art galleries a plus
  • Experience planning, managing, and implementing events preferred
  • Familiarity with regional artists and cultural leaders a plus
Location: Washington, DC
Compensation: Unspecified 
Application Deadline: Unspecified
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Events and Operations Internship

Arab Center Washington DC
Work Schedule: Part-Time 
Description:The Events Intern’s primary responsibility will be to provide assistance and support for the center’s events, projects, and activities, in addition to supporting the staff in organizing meetings and events in Washington DC.

Eligibility:
  • Currently enrolled graduate or advanced undergraduate students (juniors/ seniors), or recent graduates (within one year of graduation)
  • Working towards a degree in a relevant field (e.g., events planning, hospitality, management, marketing, or similar fields)
  • Academic training or demonstrated interest in Middle East studies, political science, international relations, US foreign policy, or similar fields
  • Strong writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge and familiarity with computer and internet applications
  • Previous experience in event coordination and office management desirable
  • English fluency required, proficiency in Arabic or other regional languages a plus
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States
Compensation: Paid
Application Deadline: Unspecified 
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Research and Analysis Internship

Arab Center Washington DC
Work Schedule: Part-Time 
Description: The Research Intern’s primary responsibility is to provide assistance and support for the center’s research, analysis, and writing projects, in addition to supporting the staff in planning and implementing research-related activities
Eligibility:
  • Currently enrolled graduate or advanced undergraduate students (juniors/ seniors), or recent graduates (within one year of graduation)
  • Working toward a degree in a relevant field (e.g., Middle East studies, political science, international affairs, international law, US foreign policy, or similar fields)
  • Academic training and demonstrated interest in Middle East studies, political science, international relations, US foreign policy, or similar fields
  • Excellent research, writing, editing, reasoning, and analytical skills; attention to detail; ability to work independently
  • Working knowledge and familiarity with computer and data applications (e.g., MS Excel) and internet research tools
  • Previous experience in writing and research desirable
  • English fluency required; proficiency in Arabic or other regional languages a plus
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States

Compensation: Paid

Application Deadline: Unspecified 
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SALAM 2019: Summer Arabic Language and Media Program 

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Location: Washington, DC
Work Schedule: Unspecified
Description: The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded competitive scholarship program to study intensive Arabic in the Sultanate of Oman. The SALAM scholarship allows students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture.
Eligibility: 
  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens
  • Be enrolled in a degree seeking program (BA, MA or PhD) in Spring 2019
  • Have completed at least four semesters (or the equivalent) of university-level Arabic coursework
Compensation: Unspecified 
Application Deadline: December 31, 2018
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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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