February 06, 2012

The National Council Fellowships: Washington, DC Summer Internship Program

The National Council Fellowships: Washington, DC Summer Internship Program

May 28 - August 3, 2012

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Washington, DC Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in the nation's capital. The program features a demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cultural encounters designed to provide interns with a rich and varied experience during their time in Washington.

Professional workplace experience: Interns are placed with one of over a dozen Near East and Arab world-related organizations in Washington, D.C., where they are expected to work 35-40 hours/week under the direct supervision of their host organizations.
Academic seminars: Interns take part in twice weekly seminar sessions designed to provide them with greater depth of knowledge about the Arab world, to underscore the cultural, economic, and political diversity of Arab states, and to explore the intricacies of Arab-U.S. relations.

Site visits: Interns receive a behind-the-scenes look at many of the central institutions of federal government, national security policymaking, international diplomacy, and international business.

Sponsorship: The program is administered by National Council professionals and staff, together with more than two dozen of America's foremost scholars and leading foreign affairs practitioners. The programs, activities, and functions represented by the organizations and corporations that provide the professional work experience component of the program are varied. Included among placements in recent years have been educational development and exchange organizations, bimonthly and quarterly publications, humanitarian relief groups, broadcasting networks, area studies centers, international transportation companies, foreign trade associations, peace and justice advocacy groups, and a variety of non-governmental organizations.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The National Council's Summer Internship Program offers professional work experiences combined with twice weekly evening seminars that bring academic experts and experienced foreign policy practitioners to meet with the interns in candid off-the-record discussions and free wheeling question and answer sessions. Our goals are: (1) to provide a realistic Washington, D.C. work experience that will pave the way to career development; (2) to provide interns with first-hand experience behind-the-scenes of the foreign policy analysis and advocacy process in Washington, D.C.; (3) to provide a strong academic component dealing with U.S. political, economic, and cultural relations with Arabia and the Gulf region; (4) to help participants begin the process of career networking by introducing them to working professionals in government, business, journalism, and NGOs; and, (5) to highlight the wide range of career opportunities awaiting those who aspire to work in the field of U.S.-Arab relations as well as to provide counseling on the graduate school and fellowship application processes.

As complements to the program, interns will also be exposed to D.C. in a less formal manner via films, cultural events, embassy and museum visits, off-the-record conversations with former diplomats, group dinners, and suggestions for exploring the sights and sounds of Washington, D.C. This allows students not only to experience living and working in the city but also encourages them to appreciate the cultural diversity of the urban environment and the exciting cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities available in the Nation's Capital.

COST AND FELLOWSHIP STIPEND

A $125 non-refundable program fee must be submitted with the application. This fee helps to defray the costs of administering the summer internship program and the accompanying seminar presentations. Internship program participants, upon successful fulfillment of the program's academic and internship requirements, receive a $1,000 fellowship stipend.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested undergraduate or graduate students should send a letter of interest (1-2 pages) to the National Council office by mail or e-mail. This letter should provide basic information about yourself, your interests, previous course work related to politics, economics, foreign policy, and the Middle East, and some indication of the type of internship that would most interest you. Further, please indicate ways in which you might use this experience in further education, such as starting a Model Arab League team. Please recognize that this letter of interest is a vital part of the application and serves as the National Councils introduction to the potential intern. It deserves significant time and attention and should not be a cursory addition to your completed application packet.

In addition, the National Council asks that you submit:

1) A double-spaced essay (no more than 2 pages in length) on the topic:
U.S. Foreign Policy in the Arab World: Successes, Failures, and Future Prospects;
2) A resume or curriculum vitae;
3) Transcripts of all university-level work;
4) Two letters or recommendation, at least one of them from a faculty member who knows your work well;
5) A signed Internship Program Application [link below and available at ncusar.org]; and
6) $125 non-refundable program fee.

Special preference will be given to applicants who have participated in the National Councils Model Arab League program, but this is not a requirement for selection as an intern.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION:

http://ncusar.org/programs/12-NCUSAR-Summer-Intern-Program-Application.pdf

All materials should be submitted by mail to the National Council's office by March 12, 2012. Application materials may be submitted as e-mail attachments but hard copies of all documents with original signatures should also be submitted by mail or delivery service. Applications submitted after the March 12 deadline will only be considered on a space available basis.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Nearly 230 students have participated in this program to date. Some have joined the U.S. Foreign Service. Several work as staff to Members of Congress or congressional committees dealing with matters of foreign policy. Many have proceeded to graduate school to obtain their masters degrees or doctorates in international relations with an emphasis on the Arab countries, the Middle East, and the Islamic world. Some have been employed by the National Council and other non-governmental organizations. Still others have become professional foreign affairs journalists. These are just a few of the opportunities that program alumni have encountered.

2012 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM LEADERS

Chairman: Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founder and President, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies; and consultant to the U.S. Departments of State and Defense (since 1973 and 1974, respectively)

Coordinator:
Ms. Megan Geissler, Director of Student Programs, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

HOUSING

Estimated cost for ten-weeks of student housing in Washington, D.C. is $2,000 - $2,500, not including meals and incidentals. Detailed information will be provided to assist interns in locating reasonably priced student housing at area universities or other student housing facilities. Many National Council interns choose to take advantage of the summer housing programs at George Washington University because of its central location and the large summer intern community that gathers there.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON U.S.-ARAB RELATIONS

Vision, Mission, and Profile of the National Council
National Council Programs
National Council Publications

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
1730 M St. NW, Suite 503, Washington, DC
Phone: 202-293-6466 | Fax: 202-293-7770

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November 11, 2011

Internship on the Image of the Black in Western Art

Internship on the Image of the Black in Western Art

Sponsored by the Du Bois Institute of African and African-American Research.

Application deadline: December 15, 2011.

The internship is a newly established program. Details are available on the web: http://dubois.fas.harvard.edu/ibwa-internship-program

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October 27, 2011

Tomorrow's Youth Organization

Tomorrow's Youth Organization

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization is an American non-profit organization that works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East, enabling children, youth and parents to realize their potential as healthy, active and responsible family and community members. We are recruiting highly qualified and motivated interns interested in community development, early childhood and youth programming, and conflict resolution to work at our flagship center in Nablus (West Bank, Palestine) for our Spring 2012 programs (mid-January through mid-April 2012).

The primary requirements for the position are:
- Enthusiasm for work with children, youth and community members;
- Maturity, flexibility, initiative, perseverance and a good sense of humor given the challenging nature of daily life in Nablus;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
- Proven ability to work independently as well as perform as a member of a team;
- Commitment to TYO’s non-political, non-religious approach; and
- Creativity and positive energy for making a difference.

TYO Interns will work full-time in cooperation with TYO local and international staff. Interns will create spring programs for children, youth and adults from refugee camps and other marginalized areas of the Nablus community. Each intern will develop and implement their own creative curriculum(s) through the spring, documenting development growth/gains in their class and in their participants, as well as informally acting as a liaison between TYO and the local community.

Spring programs may include workshops and classes in sports, drama, art, evening English classes, and weekend recreational activities. Also, there are opportunities to collaborate with other organizations in Nablus as well as on grant-funded projects, at the TYO Center, in the areas of photography/painting and micro-finance projects for women.

Successful applicants will be native English speakers and have significant experience with childhood and youth programming, international and cross-cultural exposure and maturity. Graduate students, young professionals and undergraduates are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in the areas below:
- arts, drama, dance, sports particularly when used as therapy
- teaching/mentoring (e.g. camp counselor, tutor, etc)
- undergraduate or graduate studies in education, psychology/social work, journalism and new media, Middle East studies, or related fields
- writing & new media
o social media (e.g. Flickr, Twitter, WordPress, etc)
o photography, documentary film production and editing
- English as a Second Language (for all ages)
- Levantine Arabic speakers (a plus but translators will be provided)

There is no salary for the internship. Applicants are encouraged to pursue funding options through their universities or communities. TYO will provide interns with the following:
- on-site housing in apartment-style dormitory
- board (daily breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- on-site Arabic lessons with local professor
- multiple educational trips throughout the West Bank

Interested candidates should send:
- cover letter
- resume
- answers to the 2 questions below (100 words each)
o You are advertising for a new roommate on Craigslist. Please write a profile of what you are looking for in a roommate.
o Give an example of a project for children or youth that you developed, facilitated, and evaluated without much supervision. What was your favorite aspect of the project? What did you find was the most challenging? (Be honest—if you don’t have prior experience, respond to what draws you to the opportunity.)

To hr@tomorrowsyouth.org no later than November 24, 2011.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted for phone/skype interview beginning late November. Selected interns should plan to arrive in Nablus mid-January. The Spring program will end mid-April.

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The Middle East Institute Leadership Development Program

The Middle East Institute Leadership Development Program

Internships at the Middle East Institute (MEI) are designed to provide undergraduates who have completed at least one year of school, recent graduates, and graduate students considering a career in a Middle East related field with hands-on experience in a Washington non-profit organization that focuses exclusively on the Middle East. Interns obtain guidance, experience, and exposure to the Washington policy and scholarly community while helping out with the everyday operations of the Middle East Institute.

Positions are available on a full or part-time basis with a minimum of 20 hours a week. Although there is no financial compensation for interns, MEI does offer each intern one free language class, a one-year membership to MEI, and reimbursement for local travel expenses.

Application Deadline (Spring 2012 term): November 11

Available internships: Center for Turkish Studies, Communications, Development, Languages, Programs, Publications, Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, Research and Visualization, and Research Assistantships.

Application materials: cover letter, résumé, college transcript, five-page writing sample, and a letter of recommendation in pdf format. (*For Research and Visualization internships, please submit either (1) a link to your portfolio or (2) a sample research project instead of a writing sample.)

Send applications and questions to: rwilson@mei.edu.

Please visit http://www.mei.edu/Home/Internships.aspx for more information.

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February 10, 2011

The Leadership Development Internship Program

The Leadership Development Internship Program

Internships at the Middle East Institute (MEI) are designed to provide undergraduates who have completed at least one year of school, recent graduates, and graduate students considering a career in a Middle East related field with hands-on experience in a Washington non-profit organization that focuses exclusively on the Middle East. Interns obtain guidance, experience, and exposure to the Washington policy and scholarly community while helping out with the everyday operations of the Middle East Institute.

Positions are available on a full or part-time basis with a minimum of 20 hours a week. Although there is no financial compensation for interns, MEI does offer each intern one free language class, a one-year membership to MEI, and reimbursement for local travel expenses.

Application Deadline (Summer 2011 term): March 7

Available internships:
Center for Turkish Studies, Communications, Development, Languages, Programs, Publications, Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, and Research Assistantships.

Application materials:
cover letter, résumé, college transcript, five-page writing sample, and a letter of recommendation in pdf format.

Send applications and questions to:
rwilson@mei.edu

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January 27, 2011

Internship Oppurtunity: "ADC Anthony Shadid Internship Program"

Internship Oppurtunity: “ADC Anthony Shadid Internship Program”

Deadline: Tuesday, March 1st

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) Legal Department is looking for motivated, self-starter law students who want a great experience in Washington, DC, this summer. Interns will be working closely with ADC attorneys on an array of issues. Interns are expected to commit 40 hours per week, starting in late May. The program ends in early August.

Interns will have the opportunity to work on a number of cases involving civil rights. Cases will be in the areas of immigration law, employment discrimination, educational discrimination, housing discrimination, freedom of speech matters, public accommodations, hate crimes and family law issues. Interns will also have the opportunity to represent the organization at various meetings and conferences, and develop a vast network with a number of government and professional agencies in the DC area.

Law students who are taking or have already taken courses in immigration law, employment discrimination law, and/or civil rights and remedies law are strongly encouraged to apply. Previous legal and policy experience at a non-profit group or a legal clinic is highly desirable. Demonstrated interest in these areas is also required. Strong legal research and writing are required. Bilingual ability in Arabic and English is helpful but not required.

What you need to apply:
-completed application form
-Resume
-Academic transcript
-Two letters of recommendation
-Two-page personal statement about your goals as an ADC intern and how your academic, professional, or campus and community activities or career goals are related to the position you requested.

Mail completed package to:
ADC Anthony Shadid Internship Program – Legal Department
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
1732 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

For more information, call 202-244-2990 or email ADC Legal Director Abed Ayoub at aayoub@adc.org.

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January 17, 2011

AJC Goldman Fellowship Program

The American Jewish Commitee is pleased to announce the AJC Goldman Fellowship Program.

The fellowship will begin on May 30th and last until July 29th.

AJC's Goldman Fellowship Program is a nine-week summer program designed to identify and develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. This competitive fellowship gives students the unique oppurtunity to work in an office in the U.S. or abroad, ranging from New York to Warsaw, Poland, and from Washington, D.C., to Melbourne, Australia.

It includes a $3000 stipend and all major travel expenses will be covered.

More Information

Eligible Applicants

AJC's Goldman Fellowship Program is open to undergraduates in their junior and senior years, and students in graduate and professional schools. Students come from a broad range of academic backgrounds. Fellows should demonstrate a passion for making a difference, an interest in American Jewish identity, and a willingness to work hard.

Required Documents

-Completed application form (available at www.ajc.org/fellowship)
-Resume
-College and graduate transcripts as applicable (official or student copy)
-Essay of approximately 500 words describing your background and fields of interest for the Fellowship (see section entitled areas of Interest inside)
Recent short (one00two page) writing sample or excerpt of a larger paper, preferably on a topic of political, social, ethicial, or specifically Jewish interest and
-Letter of recommendation from a faculty member or relevant previous employer (need not be written exclusively for Fellowship)

Applications are due by Jan. 28th, 2011

For further information see www.ajc.org/fellowship, email fellowship@ajc.org or call 212.751.4000

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November 01, 2010

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization

TYO Logo

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO) is an American non-profit organization that works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East, enabling children, youth and parents to realize their potential as healthy, active and responsible family and community members.

TYO is recruiting highly qualified and motivated interns interested in community development, early childhood and youth programming, and conflict resolution to work at our flagship center in Nablus (West Bank, Palestine) for our spring programs (February – April 2011).

TYO Interns will work full-time in cooperation with TYO local and international staff. Interns will create spring programs for children, youth and adults from refugee camps and other marginalized areas of the Nablus community. Each intern will develop and implement their own creative curriculum(s) through the spring, documenting development growth/gains in their class and in their participants, as well as informally acting as a liaison between TYO and the local community.

Spring programs may include after-school classes in sports, drama, art, evening English classes, and weekend recreational activities. Also, there are opportunities to collaborate with other organizations in Nablus as well as on grant-funded projects, at the TYO Center, in the areas of intercultural dialogue, photography/painting and micro-finance projects for women.

The application is due November 21, 2010.

TYO Nablus

The primary requirements for the position are:

- Enthusiasm for work with children, youth and community members
- Maturity, flexibility, initiative, perseverance and a good sense of humor given the challenging nature of daily life in Nablus
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Proven ability to work independently as well as perform as a member of a team
- Commitment to TYO’s non-political, non-religious approach
- Creativity and positive energy for making a difference

Successful applicants will be native English speakers and have significant experience with childhood and youth programming, international experience and maturity. Graduate students, young
professionals and/or undergraduates are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in the areas below:

- arts, drama, dance, sports particularly when used as therapy
- teaching/mentoring (e.g. camp counselor, tutor, etc)
- undergraduate or graduate studies in education, psychology/social work, journalism and
new media, Middle East studies, or related fields
- writing & new media (social media (e.g. Flickr, Twitter, WordPress, etc), documentary film production and editing, photography)
- English as a Second Language (for all ages)
- Levantine Arabic speakers (a plus but translators will be provided)

Contact Information:
Chelsey Berlin
Program Coordinator
Tomorrow's Youth Organization
Nablus, Palestine
+972 (0) 9238 0352 office
+972 (0) 9238 4126 fax

www.tomorrowsyouth.org
http://tomorrowsyouth.wordpress.com/

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October 11, 2010

Defense Intellegince Agency Internship

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is seeking students with Middle East expertise for our 2011 Summer Intern Program. Last year's solicitation resulted in more than 50 applicants. Nine interns were selected from schools such as Columbia University, Brandeis College, and UCLA. DIA's Middle East--North Africa Office, is responsible for political/military analysis in support of the White House, National Security Council, Department of Defense, and military commanders in field. DIA's challenging mission requires interns with superior analytical skills. Arabic or Farsi language capability is highly desired, but not required.

This competitive program provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in their field of study. All DIA interns must be U.S. citizens since successful candidates are granted access to TOP SECRET/Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) data.

This 10-week, paid program provides practical "hands on" experience. The Middle East North Africa Office will assign real world projects that will broaden the intern's knowledge of the Middle East through classified and open source research as well as through interaction with other analysts. Students will also be assigned senior mentors. Some past interns have had their classified products complemented by the U.S. Secretaries of Defense and State.

The strategic purpose of the program is to identify candidates for future employment. The best interns receive permanent job offers contingent upon their graduation with an impressive academic record.
For more information regarding the Summer Internship Program's eligibilty criteria, application process, or pay, please visit http://www.dia.mil/careers/students/ or contact Mr. Roseal Fowlkes at 202-231-5500.

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October 04, 2010

Center for Global Understanding

Milford Sound in New Zealand

25 Scholarships for Muslim American Students to Intern in Washington D.C. – Summer 2011

Application Deadline: NOVEMBER 15, 2010
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The Center for Global Understanding (CFGU) is a non-profit and non- advocacy organization designed to bring people together. We believe that the only way to bring people together is through educating everyone about different cultures, religions and their values. One of our main goals is to help cultivate future Muslim American leaders through our Washington D. C. Internship program. It is very important that these future leaders have a firsthand understanding, knowledge and experience of how our democracy works and functions.

Program Overview:

1. Placement: Tailored toward students’ interest. We work with students of all majors. Past placements include the Department of the Treasury, The White House, Voice of America, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice, National Institutes of Health, American Civil Liberties Union, National Endowment for the Arts, Congressional offices, law firms, corporations, think tanks, lobbying firms, and many more!

2. Academic Credits: Students will take a seminar-style class for about 3 hours one evening per week. Students may get academic credit from their college or university.

3. Housing: We have housing arrangements in an apartment setting.

4. Financial Aid: 25 scholarships are available to qualified students for the summer of 2011. Student MUST COMPLETE THEIR APPLICATION BY NOVEMBER 15, 2010 to be eligible for the CFGU scholarships.

5. Public Affairs Series: Lectures and discussions with Muslim American Leaders from Congress, Business, Public Health and other fields. This year’s activities included visits to the State Department, USAID, USIP, Egyptian and Indonesian embassies and the White House.

6. Eligibility: Must be an American citizen and at least a College sophomore at an accredited college with a minimum of a 2.75 GPA. We encourage Muslim American students to visit our website for details regarding requirements, eligibility, cost, deadline etc.


Why Intern in Washington: http://www.centerforglobalunderstanding.org/why_Intern_4.php
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BREJ3E6CuxE

How to Apply: http://centerforglobalunderstanding.org/how_to_apply.php

CFGU Alumni Profile: http://www.centerforglobalunderstanding.org/class_of_2010.php


If you need any further information, please feel free to contact our Internship Coordinator, Fatimeh, at 727-215-9128 or Fatimeh@cfgu.us.

or

Atif Moon Co-Founder
640 Maple Avenue, Torrance, Ca 90503
Tel: (727) 215-9128
Fax: (310) 787-7350
Email: info@cfgu.us; www.cfgu.us

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April 28, 2010

Atlas Service Corps: Paid Overseas Fellowship

Atlas Service Corps is currently looking for individuals to apply for our paid overseas fellowship for 2010-2011. We are looking for skilled nonprofit leaders from around the world.

Nonprofit Leaders in the Middle East/ North Africa: Apply for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship Position with Atlas Corps


Atlas Service Corps seeks nonprofit leaders from around the world to apply for their 2010-2011 fellowship positions in the U.S. Expenses are paid in this prestigious fellowship program, including a living stipend, health insurance, and training. Applicants must have 3 or more years of experience in the nonprofit sector, a college degree, fluency in English, and a commitment to return to their home country after their Fellowship.

Candidates from around the world are placed at outstanding host organizations in the U.S. including Ashoka, Asian American LEAD, Grameen Foundation, International Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and Population Action International. In addition to volunteering full time at their host organizations, Fellows are enrolled in a management development training program and join a growing network of nonprofit leaders from around the world.

For more details about eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit: http://www.atlascorps.org/apply.html and watch a short video about the application process here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx63RKbqoKY. We will start reviewing applications on May 15th. Although we will accept applications after that date, individuals are encouraged to apply with that deadline in mind.

Positions available for individuals from Egypt and the Middle East:

** Please note that nonprofit leaders from Egypt and the Middle East are encouraged to apply regardless of issue area. The position description below is an example of a Host organization that specifically wants a Fellow from this region of the world.

Atlas Corps is looking for an individual from Egypt or the Middle East to fill a position with the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children, the leading global service agency working to protect the world’s children from international child abduction and sexual exploitation. ICMEC works to identify and coordinate a global network of organizations fighting child sexual exploitation and international child abduction. ICMEC plans to expand their programs in the Middle East and hopes to raise awareness of ICMEC and its programs in the region during 2010. ICMEC seeks a fluent Arabic speaker with broad regional experience as well as knowledge of the issues of child sexual exploitation and international abduction. The Atlas Corps Fellow will be responsible for helping to develop ICMEC’s activities, initiatives and partnerships in the Middle East. Click here for more information

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March 12, 2010

Palestine Center 2010 Summer Internship

Deadline to apply for 2010 Summer Internship: Friday, 16 April 2010

For more information about the internship program or how to apply, please visit www.thejerusalemfund.org/internships.

The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development offers summer internship positions with its educational program, the Palestine Center, for undergraduate students. The internship program provides students with an opportunity to conduct primary-source research, develop writing and organizational skills, build valuable D.C. contacts, gain hands-on experience and observe the extensive political and policy-related happenings in the metropolitan D.C. 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.

Palestine Center 2009 Summer Interns

Summer interns coordinate a summer lecture series, write an in-depth information brief on a topic related to the Palestine issue and assist with Palestine Center briefings,film screenings and symposia. All interns are encouraged to attend relevant events in the area during their internship and to 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.

2009 Intern Summer Lecture Series Breifing

The Palestine Center is an independent think-tank committed to communicating reliable and objective information about the Palestinian political experience to American policy makers, journalists, students and the general public. Established in 1991, it is the educational program of the Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development.

The Palestine Center brings together people and resources within the American and Palestinian communities to educate about Palestine and the Palestinian people's ongoing quest for sovereignty on their land, civil and political rights and an end to Israeli occupation.

The need for an organization such as The Palestine Center can be found in the effects of the economic, cultural and political oppression Palestinians have endured and which continues on a daily basis in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the surrounding refugee camps and for Palestinians world-wide as they struggle to retain their homeland.

Palestinians' ability to maintain their daily lives and strengthen their democratic political system depends on international humanitarian and non-governmental organizations such as The Jerusalem Fund.

Palestine Center Blog: http://e2ma.net/go/6618389281/208131746/211784749/29513/goto:http:/www.palestinecenterblog.org/

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March 10, 2010

Tomorrow's Youth Organization--Extended Deadline

Tomorrow's Youth Organization, an American nonprofit working with disadvantaged children in the Middle East, is recruiting highly qualified and motivated interns interested in community development, early childhood education, youth programming, and conflict resolution to work at our flagship center in Nablus (West Bank, Palestine) for our Summer 2010 programs (June – August).

TYO Image

Read more about the program and the application process by downloading the application (http://www.tomorrowsyouth.org/view/images/uploaded/TYO%20Internship%20Summer%202010.pdf) today – it’s due by April 1, 2010 to hr@tomorrowsyouth.org.

In case you cannot access the application here are the pertinent parts:
Interested candidates should send:
- resume
- answers to the 7 questions below (100 words each)
- (optional) a letter of motivation presenting any other information if you think it is
essential to your application
To hr@tomorrowsyouth.org no later than April 1, 2009.
Short-listed candidates will be contacted for phone/skype interview beginning late March. Selected
interns should plan to arrive in Nablus the first week of June. The summer program will end by
August 10, 2010.

Please answer the following questions (100 words or less for each):
1) How did you hear about this opportunity?
2) Give an example of a project for children or youth that you developed, facilitated, and evaluated without much supervision. What was your favorite aspect of the project? What did you find was the most challenging? (Be honest—if you don’t have prior experience, respond to what draws you to the opportunity.)
3) Why do you want to work in the West Bank?
4) What do you feel would be your greatest asset to TYO?
5) You are advertising for a new roommate on Craigslist. Please write a profile of what you are looking for in a roommate.
6) Give an example of a challenging cross-cultural situation you were involved in (when, where, what, why), and how you dealt with it (for better or worse!).
7) What do you hope to gain (personally, professionally, developmentally) from this internship?

Additional information from the application form:

The primary requirements for the position are:
- Enthusiasm for work with children, youth and community members;
- Maturity, flexibility, initiative, perseverance and a good sense of humor given the challenging nature of daily life in Nablus;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
- Proven ability to work independently as well as perform as a member of a team;
- Commitment to TYO’s non-political, non-religious approach; and
- Creativity and positive energy for making a difference.
TYO Interns will work full-time in cooperation with TYO local and international staff. Interns will create summer programs for children, youth and adults from refugee camps and other marginalized
areas of the Nablus community. Each intern will develop and implement their own creative curriculum(s) through the summer, documenting development growth/gains in their class and in
their participants, as well as informally acting as a liaison between TYO and the local community.
Summer programs may include half-day classes in sports, drama, art, evening English classes, and weekend recreational activities. Also, there are opportunities to collaborate on other grant-funded
projects in the areas of photography/painting and micro-finance projects for women.
Successful applicants will have significant experience with childhood and youth programming, international experience and maturity. Graduate students, young professionals and/or
undergraduates are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in the areas below:
- arts, drama, dance, sports particularly when used as therapy
- teaching/mentoring (e.g. camp counselor, tutor, etc)
- undergraduate or graduate studies in education, psychology/social work, journalism and new media, Middle East studies, or related fields
- writing & new media
o social media (e.g. Flickr, Twitter, WordPress, etc)
o documentary film production and editing
o photography
- English as a Second Language (for all ages)
- Levantine Arabic speakers (a plus but translators will be provided)
There is no salary for the internship. Applicants are encouraged to pursue funding options through their universities or communities. TYO will provide interns with the following:
- private bedroom with shared bath in an apartment-style dormitory
- board (generally consisting of breakfast, lunch and at least 3 dinners/week)
- on-site Arabic lessons with local professor from Arab American University in Jenin

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January 29, 2010

Summer 2010 internships in Israel and West Bank

George Mason University is offering undergraduate and graduate students
a unique immersion opportunity in Israel and the West Bank during
June-July, 2010.

More information: http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/internships/israel&palestineintern.html

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October 30, 2009

Defense Intelligence Agency - Summer Intern Program

The Defense Intelligence Agency is seeking students with Middle East expertise for our 2010 Summer Intern Program. Last year's solicitation resulted in more than 50 applicants. They selected 9 interns from school such as Columbia University and USCLA. DIA's Middle East-North Africa Office is responsible for political/military analysis in support of the White House, National Security Council, Department of Defense, and our military commanders in the field. Their challenging mission requires interns with superior and analytical skills. Arabic or Farsi language capability is highly desired.

This provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in their field of study. All DIA interns must be U.S. citizens since successful candidates are granted acccess to Top Secret/Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) data.

This 10-week, paid program provides practical hands-on experience. This office assigns real world projects that will broaden the intern's knowledge of the Middle East through classified and open source research as well as through interaction with other anlysits. Students will also be assigned senior mentors. Some past interns have had their classified products complemented by the U.S. Secretaries of Defense and State.

The strategic purpose of the program is to identify candidates for future employment. The best interns receive permanent job offers contingent upon their graduation with an impressive academic record.

For more information about the program or how to apply, visit www.dia.mil or contact Mr. Roseal Fowlkes at 202-231-8228.

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