Housed in the Middle East Institute (MEI), Washington, DC, these internships are designed
to provide students or recent graduates considering a career in a Middle East related
field with hands-on experience in a Washington-based, nonprofit 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. 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.
Summer Internship Program
Housed in the National Council on US-Arab Relations (UCUSAR) in Washington, DC, this program is a ten-week professional, academic, and career
opportunity including academic seminars and site visits.
Housed at the American University in Cairo, for these internships, selected individuals spend one academic year working at AUC,
studying Arabic, and partaking in the rich intellectual and cultural life of both
AUC and Cairo. Each intern fulfills a full-time position in one of seven offices.
Additionally, interns have the opportunity to study Arabic or to enroll in one course
per semester through the university. Interns also benefit from faculty privileges
such as housing and library privileges and enjoy AUC-sponsored opportunities to discover
the culture and history of Cairo, Egypt, and the Middle East.
Watch the site periodically for new listings. Beyond internships or employment information,
the site has a number of postings worth reviewing.
US Department of State Student Programs
The Department manages several student employment/internship programs through which
students gain experience in a foreign affairs environment. Some of our students work
in Washington, D.C., others have the opportunity to work at an embassy overseas. Positions
are both paid and unpaid and many are available during spring, summer or fall.