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.
2020 SUMMER INTERNSHIP
Hours: 25-30 hours/week
Openings: 4 (four)
Start Date: June 1, 2020
End Date: August 7, 2020
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.
Key to the SUMMER Internship is participation in and help with our lunchtime events, including the post-event work of video editing and transcribing the lectures. All interns are also 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.
This year the summer internships MIGHT be conducted remotely due to our concerns about containing the novel Covid-19 virus until there is a known treatment and vaccination.
We have NOT yet made this decision, but if we do reconfigure the internship as a remote assignment, the summer interns will design a teleconferenced lecture series and all other assignments (research, social media, lecture transcripts) will be conducted remotely.
Duties and responsibilities
• Drafting and copy-editing transcripts of Palestine Center talks
• Drafting timely articles for our blog, Permission to Narrate
• Researching articles for our weekly Reports & Commentary digest
• Cataloging books for our Hisham Sharabi Memorial Library
• Editing videos using Adobe Premiere software for live events
• 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
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 30 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 Lena Ibrahim, Program and Communications Assistant, at email@example.com. Deadline is April 15, 2020, at 11:59 PM.
Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, please.