Palestine Center internship in Washington, D.C

The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development offers internship positions with its educational program, the Palestine Center, for graduate and undergraduate students.

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The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development offers internship positions with its educational program, the Palestine Center, for graduate and undergraduate students. These positions are based in our Washington, D.C. office, located within walking distance from the U.S. Department of State, the K Street lobbyists' corridor, Embassy Row, historic Georgetown, and Dupont Circle. 

The Palestine Center internship program provides undergraduate and graduate 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 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.

The Palestine Center offers two types of internships:  the fall and spring internship program, designed for undergraduate and graduate students with part-time availability, and the summer internship program, designed for undergraduate students with full-time availability. 

Undergraduate 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. Fall and spring interns work on an individual extended research project in coordination with Palestine Center staff. They are also called upon to assist periodically with staffing events. 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.   

This internship is not paid. We accept applications for full-time summer internships and for part-time fall and spring internships. Students are responsible for all travel and living expenses during their internship.

Required Qualifications:

-Strong GPA 
-Related major or course work 
-Excellent research and writing skills 
-Good communication and computer skills
-Knowledge of Arabic preferred (not required)
-Public interest volunteer work
-Demonstrated leadership/initiative
-Follow-through on directions
-Reliability and punctuality
-Ability to work on a team and take direction
-Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Internship dates and application deadlines:

Spring 2011 Internship: January 17 - April 29, 2011
Currently accepting applications.


Summer 2011 Internship:  June 6 - August 12, 2011
Application deadline is April 1, 2011.    

Fall 2010 Internship: September 7 - December 10, 2010
 

No longer accepting applications. 

 

To apply:
For the summer internship program: submit a cover letter, an 
updated resume, a brief writing sample on a topic related to the Middle East or the Palestinian issue and one letter of recommendation.

For the fall and spring internship program: submit a cover letter, an updated resume, a letter of recommendation and 
a research topic proposal.

Submit materials to:
Nawal Atallah
The Palestine Center
2425 Virginia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Fax: 202.333.7742
or e-mail to natallah@palestinecenter.org

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