Monday, February 13, 2012

The Palestine Center summer internship program

 Summer 2012 Internship Washington, DC
Build your leadership, research and writing skills while having fun in Washington, D.C. this summer!
Focus on:
-The Palestine Question
-U.S.-Middle East Policy
-U.S. Diplomacy

The Palestine Center summer internship program is designed to provide undergraduates with hands-on experience in a D.C.-based nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on Palestine and U.S. policy towards the Middle East. This program is based in our main office, located within walking distance from the U.S. Department of State, K Street lobbyist corridor, Embassy Row, historic Georgetown and Dupont Circle.

Summer interns coordinate the annual summer lecture series, follow the news daily on happenings in Israel and Palestine and write an in-depth information brief on a topic related to the Palestine issue. Through their experiences, interns obtain invaluable leadership, research and writing skills, as well as exposure to the Washington political and foreign policy commu­nities. Interns are expected to manage all aspects of the lecture series and base its planning and publicity on current events in the region. They select lecture topics for experts to address and organize the logistics of each event. Additionally, interns are expected to compile background readings and facilitate dis­cussions with the invited experts at the lecture series. Interns assist Palestine Center staff with general programming events and office work and are encouraged to attend foreign policy-related briefings at outside organizations and on the Hill dur­ing their internship.

This program is highly competitive and intended to foster deeper understandings about Palestine among American students while enabling interns to develop their knowledge of the region and their skills for a future career in a related field. The Palestine Center staff provide guidance on research and logistics, help to educate interns on the Palestinian issue and advise them as needed on career development. Students receive career guidance and networking opportunities.

Visit our web site to find out how to apply:
Applications must be postmarked by Friday, 13 April 2012.
The Palestine Center • 2425 Virginia Ave. NW • Washington, DC 20037

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