The Jerusalem Fund, a 501(c)(3)-registered private non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, offers internship positions with its educational program, the Palestine Center, for graduate and undergraduate students. These positions are based in our Washington, DC office, located within walking distance from the State Department, Embassy Row, historic Georgetown, and DuPont Circle.
2017 SPRING INTERNSHIP – New Deadline is November 30, 2016
Hours: 15-20 hours/week
Openings: 4 (four)
Start Date: January 17, 2017
End Date: May 12, 2017
The Palestine Center internship program provides undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to conduct research, develop writing and organizational skills, build valuable DC contacts, gain hands-on experience, and observe the extensive political and policy-related happenings in the metropolitan DC area. As important members of our team, interns gain valuable exposure to the functions of a highly productive non-profit organization working on issues of national and international significance.
All interns are encouraged to attend relevant events in the area during their internship and pursue avenues of research that are of personal interest to them, provided the research relates to the work of the Center. The Palestine Center staff provides guidance on research and logistics, helps to educate interns on the Palestinian issue and advises them as needed on career development.
Duties and responsibilities
• Drafting and copy-editing transcripts of Palestine Center briefings
• Drafting timely articles for our blog, Permission to Narrate
• Interviewing Palestine Center speakers to draft as articles for web publication
• Researching articles for our weekly Reports & Commentary digest
• Cataloging and transliterating Arabic language books for our Hisham Sharabi Memorial Library
• Editing videos using Sony Vegas software for live events
• Assisting with the maintenance of our website on WordPress
• Promoting Jerusalem Fund events and articles on social media
• Assisting with event planning, organization and set-up as needed for Palestine Center events
• Conducting research as needed for Palestine Center staff and board members
• Limited administrative support as needed
• Summer interns: Planning and executing the Palestine Center summer intern lecture series
For examples of past summer lecture series click here
• Current undergraduate or graduate student with a major in International Affairs, Political Science, Middle East Studies or related major (we accept compelling applications from Humanities students as well, but they have to have relevant work/life experience)
• Availability for a minimum of 15-20 hours per week for the duration of the internship (required)
• Excellent research and writing skills
• Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Social Media)
• A professional and friendly demeanor; punctual, responsible
• Ability to work on a team and take direction
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Arabic language proficiency; at least two years at the college level (preferred)
• Experience working or studying in the region (preferred)
TO APPLY: Email your cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample on a topic related to the Middle East and/or the Palestinian issue, and one letter of recommendation to Samirah Alkassim, Program & Communications Manager, at email@example.com. Deadline is November 30, 2016
Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, please.