February 5, 2018
All materials and questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Research Assistant internships are available for three terms annually. Please refer to internship program page and FAQ page for more information.
The Middle East Institute offers a small number of research assistant internships with MEI Adjunct Scholars. MEI provides a venue for scholars and senior policy analysts of diverse backgrounds and nationalities to work on contemporary issues regarding the region. MEI's scholars are frequently quoted in leading U.S. and international newspapers. Their articles are published on MEI's popular website and distributed through a powerful social media network and direct e-mail outreach platform reaching tens of thousands of subscribers.
Research Assistants support scholars with their current research and writing projects. In many cases, interns have attended high-level briefings and co-authored articles with their scholars.
Availability Requirements: 20-35 hours/week
Qualified undergraduates and recent graduates are encouraged to apply, though Master's students are preferred. Language skills are preferred and may be required depending on scholars' needs. Previous research experience is a plus.
Interns represent more than half of MEI's staff. As a result, you will be presented with exciting opportunities to do real work that has real outcomes. There is no filing or coffee-running in this job. Instead, you will immerse yourself in issues relating to the Middle East, and be expected to complete substantive assignments with personal guidance from your supervisor. All internships at the Middle East Institute are unpaid, though the Leadership Development Internship Program is packed with other benefits:
The applications are accepted on a rolling basis until:
Fall (September – December): June 1
Spring (January– May): November 1
Summer (June – August): March 1
To apply for an internship, please send the items below in PDF format to Shabnam Jafari at email@example.com. Format the email's subject according to the following model: Last Name- Fall Internship Application. Please note that due to the large volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.