Middle East Studies

Intern at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C.

November 16, 2016

The Middle East Institute offers an array of internship opportunities that engage a wide range of professional interests and talents. On a given day, Dr. Paul Salem's research assistant might conduct open-source news analysis of extremist and moderate Syrian groups on Twitter and YouTube, while our Programs interns might organize and help host a panel to discuss cultural racketeering and antiquities theft in Iraq and Egypt. With over 20 intern positions across 8 different departments, we have a variety of internships that attract a very diverse pool of interns.

Although our internships are unpaid, MEI works to ensure that its interns are compensated for their contributions. We offer a free language class, a SmarTrip card reloaded with $100 each month, a year-long online subscription to The Middle East Journal, and a series of talks, the Intern Development Series, exclusively dedicated to advancing our interns' professional lives and their knowledge of the region.

The deadline for spring applications has been extended until Thursday, November 17.

More information can be found on the MEI website or by contacting Carly Puzniak at internships@mei.edu.