Internship Research Middle East Program Summer 2019
Internship at the Center for Strategic & International Studies
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Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States Period: Summer 2019 (Start date: June 2019), three months Deadline: unknown, as soon as possible
Job Description The CSIS Middle East Program seeks highly motivated candidates for a full-time, paid, three-month summer internship in a dynamic and fast-paced environment beginning in June 2019.
The Middle East Program’s analysis focuses on the drivers of change in the region. It is currently undertaking work on shifting social, political, and economic dynamics in the Gulf countries; political, economic, and security trends in the Maghreb; religious policies and practices in the Maghreb; and evolving relations between the Middle East and other world regions.
We strongly encourage you to review our guide on Advice for Job Seekers in Middle East Policy and the requirements provided herewith before submitting your application for an internship with the CSIS Middle East Program.
Essential duties and responsibilities: Interns have substantive responsibilities. Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following: • Compiling research briefs and literature reviews for senior fellows and research staff • Attending topical events and writing event summaries • Pitching and researching articles for the Middle East Program’s monthly newsletter • Assisting with program events and some administrative tasks • Assisting with outreach efforts
Knowledge, eduation and experience: • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Middle East Studies, International Affairs, Political Science, or a related field • Minimum of a 3.5 GPA on a U.S. scale or equivalent • Strong demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the Middle East • Demonstrated research skills • Outstanding written and oral communication skills • Zest for challenging assignments that demand creativity • Working knowledge of Arabic and/or French strongly preferred with an emphasis on reading and listening skills
How to apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resumé, two letters of recommendation, a writing sample of up to five double-paced pages, and college transcripts at https://csiscareers.silkroad.com/. Letters of recommendation should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Writing samples should demonstrate the ability to research and write policy-relevant work on the region. Finalists will also be asked to complete a trial assignment assessing their research and writing ability.
Physical requirements and work conditions: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Performances of duties require the use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The job frequently requires ability to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.