UMAM Documentation and Research offers unpaid internships to highly motivated, independent students and young professionals who have a strong academic background and excellent organizational skills.
While the specific tasks and projects with which our interns engage vary widely depending on the time of year and the needs of our organization, those responsibilities may include:
· assisting with research for projects, reports and media alerts
· editing reports, media alerts and other printed materials
· translating open source archival material from Arabic to English
· managing online source material
· helping update social media sites such as Facebook and blogs
· assisting in cataloging print material and other sources
Our interns typically work independently but collaborate occasionally with other employees on tasks related to research and translation.All interns will report to a Senior Project Officer and receive biweekly feedback on the work they perform.
Strong candidates will have an academic background in either political science or history with an emphasis on the Middle East. Native or superior English skills are required, and a working knowledge of formal, Fus'ha Arabic is preferred.
To apply for an internship with UMAM Documentation and Research, please submit your CV with a one-page cover letter—which includes an honest and objective assessment of your language skills—to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Applications
Interns are accepted periodically throughout the year. While preferred candidates must be available to complete a 3-month internship, UMAM D&R will welcome select internsto the organization for periods of 1or 2months.
To ensure we maintain an effective focus on our core competencies and objectives, we do notsalary our interns.