2018 -2019 Internship Applications With NEF Are Now Open!

Jul 17, 2018

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Looking for an international internship right here in Syracuse?  

The Near East Foundation is currently offering paid or per-credit internships at its Syracuse headquarters for the 2018-2019 academic term. Internships will start in September 2018 and run until May 2019. Our internships require a commitment of 10 – 15 hours/week.

Working through a network of country offices and local partners, NEF currently has approximately 200 staff members and programs in nine countries: Armenia, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Morocco, Palestine, Senegal, Syria, 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.

Internship positions are being posted for the following departments:

  • Program Development
  • Program Support/Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Communications/Media
  • Fundraising Development
  • Near East Relief Historical Society

You must specify which internship position you are applying for when submitting your materials. For application instructions, please see each posting below. All applications must be received by Friday, August 10, 2018 and all applicants will be contacted with a decision on or before August 24, 2018. SU students have the option to apply directly through Orange Link.

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 to receive our newsletter at www.neareast.org/ get-involved/


Fundraising Development Intern (one position)

The Near East Foundation’s Fundraising Development team is looking for a fundraising Development intern for the 2018-2019 academic year. This internship opportunity will provide a qualified applicant with substantial experience in nonprofit fundraising and development through event(s) planning, grant writing, donor cultivation, and solicitation strategizing, all while gaining a fundamental understanding of an international non-profit.

The desired applicant is an organized and systematic individual who can (1) research corporate and foundation grants as well as prospective individual major donors; (2) provide support for fundraising events; (3) assist with data entry and reporting; (4) assist with communication and development tasks as needed including copy editing and producing original content; (5) has a working knowledge of online research and social media; (6) assist with mailing and distribution of print and online communications materials as needed; (7) assist with proposal development and donor reporting; and, (8) conduct research on innovative fundraising strategies.

Knowledge of the international development sector or previous fundraising experience is a plus. The position is open to graduate and undergraduate students.

To apply, please send a complete PDF 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 Communications (one position)

The Near East Foundation’s Communications team is looking for a Design and

Communications intern for the 2018-2019 academic year. S/he is a dynamic, creative, and organized individual who supports core marketing and communications functions by designing digital 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.

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; (5) Take quality photos on as needed basis. 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 and/or photos you have taken to internships@neareast.org


Program Development and Research Intern (two positions)

The Near East Foundation’s Program team is looking for two Program Development and Research interns for the 2018-2019 academic year. 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) utilize accurate research methods (including properly citing sources) and creating effective reference tools and (3) support special projects and contribute to proposal writing efforts, 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 Near East Foundation’s Program team is looking for two Program Support interns for the 2018-2019 academic year. 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; (3) provide research support to ongoing programs 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.

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


Near East Relief Historical Society (NERHS) Intern (one position)

The Near East Foundation’s Communications team is looking for a NERHS intern for the 2018-2019 academic year.  The NERHS intern will oversee the development and management of the Near East Relief Digital Museum and its corresponding Facebook presence. This will include developing new research content, inventorying and logging materials awaiting publication to the site, processing new materials and collections that are received, and sharing updates and news with NERHS constituents. Candidates should be data-driven, organized, and systematic individuals who have a passion for history, and bringing it to life through storytelling. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the NERHS online museum by visiting neareastmuseum.com and checking out the NERHS Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NearEastReliefHS).

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Work with a web developer to add a searchable “Resources” section to neareastmuseum.com to allow for the upload of books, reports, and papers in .pdf e-reader format with functionality to filter by topic.
  • Conduct primary source research on the history of Near East Relief (1915-1930) and Near East Foundation using the NEF’s archival collection.
  • Develop website content using existing historical content.
  • Manage the Near East Relief Historical Society NERHS Facebook page.

The position is open to graduate and undergraduate students. To apply please send a single pdf file consisting of: (1) a one-page cover letter; (2) a one-page resume; (3) a list of 2 references to internships@neareast.org

 

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