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Middle East Studies Coordinator Internship Position at MENA Pacs

ABOUT MENA PACS:
Mena PACS is an international collaboration management company offering PMO and digital platform tools to global aid agencies throughout the Middle East and North African (MENA). In addition to technical tools, AMENA PACs offer studies and country analysis assessments & risk mitigation tools to for-profit and nonprofit organizations. MENA PACs work in conflict and high-risk zones at the community level and with national and regional governments, focusing on connecting top-down and bottom-up initiatives.

POSITION SUMMARY:

the intern will have the opportunity to conduct research on current foreign policy topics, improve their research and editing skills in a team-based environment. The intern will broaden their knowledge on contemporary Middle Eastern issues and U.S. foreign policy and learn about a think tank's functions and the relationship between policy experts and policymakers. The internship is meant to bolster the intern's confidence in their own research and in their understanding of Middle Eastern politics by emphasizing critical thinking as well as accurate, timely produced, well-written work.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:

The primary responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):
°      Conduct research, as requested by the fellow, on a variety of topics.
°      Assist with writing and editing content, including research memos and briefs, blog posts, book chapters, and other publications, as needed.
°      Assist in logistical support for meetings, including but not limited to preparing distribution materials and assisting during events.
°      Assist with the department's social media presence and marketing strategy, including drafting tweets and brainstorming outreach ideas, as needed.
°      Attend relevant meetings and take notes to be shared with the department.
°      Track daily news reports that are relevant to the department.

QUALIFICATIONS
°      Undergraduate student with a concentration in Middle East Studies, International Relations, History, or a related major
°      All applicants should have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework (not including A.P. classes in high school) by the time they begin an internship
°      Relevant internships or experience as a research assistant or editor preferred
°      Strong research, writing, and editing skills
°      Experience in the region preferred
°      Experience with long-term research projects preferred
°      Strong computer skills with word and excel
°      Professional proficiency in Arabic or Turkish desired but not required


POSITION CONSIDERATIONS:

·     This is an unpaid internship.
·     Externship, internship, and college credits & mentorships eligible
·     Minimum commitment of three-months – up to one year
·     French and Arabic languages are desired
·     This is a remote/teleworking position (occasional travel might be required)
·     A minimum of 25 hours - up to 40 hours/ week
·     Multiple time zones working hours
·     Starts immediately – acceptance on a rolling basis