Middle East Studies

Research & Writing Intern for Choices Program

February 21, 2017

The Research and Writing Internship provides an opportunity for a recent college graduate to spend one year as a full time paid member of the Choices Program curriculum development team researching and writing curriculum units and other print and digital educational resources for the secondary level. Choices’ resources engage students in critical analysis and collaborative discussion of contested issues—past and present. Working on the curriculum team, the Research and Writing Intern meets with scholars at Brown and beyond to discuss content needs for curriculum resources, conducts research and reviews relevant literature, works with the curriculum team to sort through what is important for secondary school students to understand in order to wrestle with competing perspectives, and writes and edits materials that will be engaging for the secondary school classroom. This is an entry-level position for a recent college graduate.

Timeframe & Salary

This position is a one-year appointment with possibility of renewal for a second year. It runs summer to summer. Salary is $28,500 and benefits are provided.


Applicants should have the following qualifications.

  • A demonstrated interest in international issues and/or history and the secondary education field
  • Strong communication, organization, research, and writing skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Creativity, energy, patience, and reliability
  • Professional, energetic, and polished demeanor
  • Bachelors degree required

Application Deadline: April 2, 2017

Application Procedures

Applications should include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Personal Statement (three pages maximum)
    Please address not only where you have been but what you see in the future. Why are you interested in this internship? What do you expect to bring to the internship? What do you expect to take from it?
  • Resume & College Transcript
  • Three Letters of Recommendation 
    Reference letters can be submitted separately to Choices@brown.edu.

All of the items listed above can be prepared in advance and then submitted as attachments to the Brown University online application. [Note: The online application requires that all attachments are loaded at one time.]

Brown University Online Job Application

Visit Brown University's Human Resources site to submit your application. The requisition number for this job REQ132226.

Note: The Brown University Online Job Application is a requirement for all applicants applying to Brown. However, it does not replace the items listed above. The requisition number for this job REQ132226. Personal statement, resume, college transcript, and letters of recommendation can be submitted as attachments through this online system. If this is not possible with some of these materials, they can be sent to Choices@brown.edu. Please put "Research & Writing Internship" in the subject line.

Questions about the application may be directed to choices@brown.edu.