CNI Internships

The Council for the National Interest, a non-profit, non-partisan organization focusing on United States foreign policy toward the Middle East has several internships available. Duties might include: administrative tasks related to the planning and implementation of programs, assisting with organizational, educational, and fundraising programs, researching and tracking legislation on an area regarding US foreign policy in the Middle East, lobbying, Web page management, information gathering, writing press releases, working with our members at the grassroots level, other groups, organizations, Congress, and the Media and generally helping out wherever needed.

Internships are unpaid, however we do offer travel reimbursement and possible academic credit. Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply, particularly those concentrating on International Relations, Political Science, or Middle Eastern Studies.

Applicants should have a basic knowledge of the Middle East, particularly U.S. involvement in the Peace Process, U.S-Israel Relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict, U.S. Aid to the Middle East, and American foreign policy toward the region. Congressional lobbying experience is preferred but not a requirement. Experience in Media relations, a willingness to write Op/Ed pieces, and an interest in exploring the internet.

Hours per week are roughly 10-20. Internships are for Fall semester or possible longer. If interested, please send a letter of interest, resume, and a two-page (maximum) writing sample to:

Mr. Tamir Sukkary, CNI, 1511 K Street, NW #1043, Washington, D.C. 20005, E-mail: count or via Fax: (202)628-6958. Application deadline for Fall interns is Sept. 23.

 The Middle East Institute


welcomes applications from undergraduates and recent graduates. Internships are available in the following departments:

Programs interns help plan and administer lectures, performances, conferences, exhibits, language courses, and outreach materials.

Middle East Journal/Publications interns draft annotations of books for publication in the Journal and help to compile the Journal's "Bibliography of Periodical Literature."

Development interns participate in prospect research on corporate and foundation donors and prepare correspondence.

The George Camp Keiser Library interns compile bibliographies, research topics for patrons, and answer telephone inquiries on the Middle East.

All interns write articles for the MEI Newsletter and assist with the summer Garden Series, autumn Annual Conference, and spring language reception.

Internships are available throughout the year and correspond with the autumn, spring, and summer academic semesters. Some interns serve full-time; others, 20 hours-a valuable complement to studies or other employment. The Institute is unable to offer monetary compensation to interns; it does, however, cover local public transportation. Interns may take a language course in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish at no cost; university credit often may be received for classes taken at the Institute.

To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter, a résumé, an official college transcript, a five- page writing sample, and a letter of recommendation to the address below. MEI prefers interns with superior writing, organizing, wordprocessing, and Middle Eastern/European language skills. Applications should be directed to the address below:


Dr. Sana Abed-Kotob, Internship Coordinator

Middle East Institute

1761 N Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

tel. (202) 785-1141, fax (202)331-8861, email:


Deadlines for receipt of applications:

Autumn-August 1;

Spring-December 1;

Summer-April 1

ADC Internship Program

Since 1981, over 300 students have participated in the ADC Research Institute's (ADCRI) Internship Program. Students from all over the country and abroad gather in Washington, DC, every year to gain firsthand experience in the workings of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC).

ADC is the leading grassroots Arab American organization. It was founded in 1980 by former Senator James Abourezk to defend the rights of people of Arab descent and promote the Arab heritage.

ADCRI's internship program offers a variety of positions geared to educating students on issues of civil rights and the Arab heritage and empowering them to educate others. At the same time, students gain practical training in community organizing, research and writing, media relations, legal issues, political action and educational work.


Candidates must be currently enrolled in college and have completed at least one year of undergraduate study. This includes recent graduates, graduate students and law students.

We encourage applicants of all ethnic backgrounds.

Semester Internships

Intern positions for work-study or college credit are available during the academic year at the ADC national office, and are arranged on a case-by-case basis. During the school year, applications are considered as they are received. Work hours can be accommodated to students class schedules. Stipends vary according to student program and schedule.

Summer Program

During the summer, up to 10 internships are available at the ADC national office. The internships are full-time positions and normally last ten weeks from late May to early August. Interns receive a $500 stipend.

Housing: ADCRI can advise interns and assist them in locating roommates and/or housing in college dormitories.

Educational Programs: During the summer, there will be opportunities to take advantage of the speakers, conferences, films and cultural programs in Washington which address Arab world issues.

Each year interns write and publish Intern Perspectives, in which they reflect on their experience at ADC and on the issues they have dealt with.

Deadlines: Applications for summer internships are due March 30. Later applications will be considered but early applicants will be given priority.


Recent intern assignments

Day-to-day contact with local ADC chapters, responding to requests, mobilizing ADC members for action on issues; recording discrimination complaints and conducting case screening; legal research; writing action alerts and press releases; tracking congressional legislation; designing lesson plans on Arab culture for classroom use; handling contacts with ADC Convention speakers and vendors; editing Intern Perspectives; researching and writing articles for ADC Times; rewriting Organizing Manual . And, of course, routine office work, alongside our regular staff.

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ADC is now accepting applications for the 1997 Student Sumer Internship Program. If what you say here has caught for interest, or you just want to know more, please send in this coupon and we will furnish you with further information:

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