2016 – 2017 Internship Applications With NEF Are Now Open!

Jul 25, 2016

Brittany Wait, Jennifer Swanson and Christine Rushtion get a picture with Nahed Kayed on his tractor, as per request.

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 six paid or per-credit internships in its Syracuse headquarters for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. Internships will start on September 6, 2016 and run until May 3, 2017. 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 5, 2016 and all applicants will be contacted with a decision on or before August 19, 2016.

Development Intern – Prospect and Donor Research and Reporting (one position)

The Near East Foundation’s Communications and Development team is looking for a research and reporting intern.  S/he is an organized and systematic individual who can (1) research corporate and foundation grants, individual prospects, funding pipelines, and relevant fundraising events and provide their findings in a clear, organized, and timely manner; (2) Assist with data entry and reporting; (3) assist with communication and development tasks as needed including copy editing and producing original content; (4) has a working knowledge of online research and social media; (5) Assist with mailing and distribution of print and online communications materials as needed. Knowledge of the international development sector is a plus.

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 3 references to internships@neareast.org.

 

Media Intern – Design and Communication (one position)

The Near East Foundation’s Communications and Development team is looking for a Design and Communications intern. S/he is a dynamic, creative, and organized individual who supports core marketing and communications functions by designing web based and print marketing materials as well as written content when needed. S/he is attentive to details and willing to learn while engaging and interacting with confidence with office staff at Headquarters and overseas.

The selected intern is open to a graduate student or a rising university senior in a related field with an excellent track record. S/he has the ability to (1) assist with design and distribution of print and digital communications materials using Adobe Creative Suite; (2) support all social media efforts; (3) assist with developing web content; (4) Log and organize NEF’s media library. 

Knowledge of the international development sector and fluency in French or Arabic is a plus (not required).

To apply, please send a complete file consisting of: (1) a one-page cover letter; (2) a one-page resume; (3) a list of 3 references; (4) if available, 2 to 3 examples of graphic design pieces you’ve created to internships@neareast.org.

 

Program Development and Research Intern (two 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 and geocode databases of relevant online news articles; (3) deliver and manage contents for weekly briefing on industry news, peer efforts and Donors’ priorities; (4) utilize accurate research methods (including properly citing sources) and creating effective reference tools 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: internships@neareast.org.

 

Program Support Intern (two positions)

The Program Support Intern is a dynamic, organized, and systematic individual who supports Program efforts by collecting field data, support M&E functions and writing and editing of reports. S/he is attentive to details, possesses excellent analytical skills, time management, discretion and confidentiality. S/he is willing to learn while engaging and interact with confidence with office staff at Headquarters and overseas.

The identified intern is a graduate or undergraduate student in a related field with an excellent academic record. S/he has the potential to (1) assist staff in developing reports for diverse audiences including Donors and prospective Donors; (2) provide desk research; (3) edit documents as directed; (4) provide research support to ongoing program and (6) 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, 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: internships@neareast.org.

 

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/.

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