The Middle East Institute in Washington, DC offers an array of internship opportunities that engage a wide range of professional interests and talents for young people who are interested in the Middle East. The internships are for any students or recent graduates who are looking for fall internships. On a given day, Dr. Paul Salem’s research assistant might conduct open-source news analysis of extremist and moderate Syrian groups on Twitter and YouTube, while our Programs interns might organize and help host a panel to discuss cultural racketeering and antiquities theft in Iraq and Egypt. With over 20 intern positions across 8 different departments, there is a variety of internships that attract a very diverse pool of interns.
Although the internships are unpaid, MEI works to ensure that its interns are compensated for their contributions. MEI offers a free language class, a SmarTrip card reloaded with $100 each month, a year-long online subscription to The Middle East Journal, and a series of talks, the Intern Development Series, exclusively dedicated to advancing our interns’ professional lives and their knowledge of the region. The application deadline is July 7.