Every year, some of the most talented students from around the world apply for an internship with the Near East Foundation (NEF). Being a small organization with a large portfolio of work, our internships offer a unique experience that allow students to immerse themselves in the many aspects of international development work.
For 100 years, NEF has worked to build more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, governance, and economic development initiatives. Working through a network of country offices and local partners, NEF currently has approximately 125 staff members and programs in eight countries: Armenia, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Morocco, Palestine, Senegal, and Sudan. Driven by the local needs in the areas we work, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives.
NEF is offering paid or per-credit internships in its Syracuse headquarters for the 2017-2018 academic term. Internships will start on September 6, 2017 and run until April 27, 2018. Our internships require a commitment of 10 – 15 hours/week.
For application instructions, please see each posting below. All applications must be received by Friday, August 11, 2017 and all applicants will be contacted with a decision on or before August 21, 2017.
Communications Intern – Near East Relief Digital Museum (one position)
The communications internship is geared towards students with experience researching and writing content on historical materials. The right intern will have a passion for history and bringing it to life through story-telling. This position will specifically be working on NEF’s Near East Relief Digital Museum website: www.neareastmuseum.com
The candidate we are looking for is a research driven, organized, and creative individual who will: (1) conduct primary source research on the history of Near East Relief (1915-1930) and Near East Foundation using the NEF’s archival collection, (2) develop website content using existing historical content (available online in our dropbox), and (3) manage the Near East Relief Historical Society NERHS Facebook page The position is open to graduate and undergraduate students.
To apply please send a complete file consisting of: (1) a one-page cover letter; (2) a one-page resume; (3) a list of 2 references to email@example.com.
Program Development and Research Intern (2 positions)
The Program Development and Research Intern is a dynamic, organized, and systematic individual who supports programmatic research needs by playing a key role in managing, retrieving and communicating relevant information in a timely manner. S/he is attentive to details, possesses excellent analytical skills, and discretion.
S/he is willing to learn while engaging and confidently interacting with office staff at Headquarters and overseas. S/he will support the program development unit. The selected intern is a graduate or undergraduate student in a related field with an excellent academic record. S/he has the potential to (1) perform effective and timely research to support NEF’s strategy and mission, including but not limited to supporting program development; (2) create clear and concise research summary reports that utilize accurate research methods (including properly citing sources); (3) proactively support NEF’s mission and Program Development team objectives through engagement in internal coordination and as-needed tasks; (4) exhibit flexibility, open communication and a commitment to learning and professional growth; and (5) support special projects as assigned.
The selected intern possesses: (1) strong research skills and ability to effectively analyze written material for relevance, clarity, and coherence; (2) strong writing skills and editing abilities; and, (3) strong computer skills including document formatting and chart, graph and spreadsheet creation. Firm understanding of and familiarity with Africa and the Middle East as well as language competency in French and/or Arabic are a plus. The position is open to graduate and undergraduate students. To apply, please send a complete file consisting of: (1) cover letter (2) resume (3) official transcripts (4) two writing samples (5) a list of 3 references to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Database Intern (one position)
The database development internship is geared towards students with experience working on website development and management. This position will specifically be working on NEF’s Near East Relief Digital Museum website: http://neareastmuseum.com/
The candidate is a data driven, organized, and systematic individual who will:
• Manage the back-end of the Near East Relief Digital Museum (includes uploading and cataloging content, manage SEO, google analytics, keyword searches etc.)
• Research Data Asset Management (DAMs) platforms for best practices to incorporate into our platform (word press)
• Near East Relief materials appear on other sources (Library of Congress, DPLA etc.). The intern would need to find where else other NER materials exist, and embed them into the NER digital museum website.
The position is open to graduate and undergraduate students. To apply please send a complete file consisting of: (1) a one-page cover letter; (2) a one-page resume; (3) a list of 2 references to email@example.com.
All interested applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with NEF’s goals and mission prior to applying by visiting www.neareast.org, checking out our Facebook page, following us on Twitter (@NearEastFdn), and/or signing up for our newsletter at www.neareast.org/get-involved/.