Duties include numerous, substantive research and administrative tasks, assistance to office personnel and general office duties. Research topics may include U.S. foreign policy; Middle East & South Asian affairs; terrorism, counterterrorism, national security, & cyber security; social media; U.S. Congress; & philanthropy & donor outreach. Successful candidates will have up-to-date knowledge of and interest in the Middle East, foreign affairs, and counterterrorism, as well as research and writing experience. Must be comfortable working independently or with a partner and ideal candidates will be able to commit to 15 hours and a minimum of 3 days or more per week. A GPA of 3.0 and class year of Junior or higher preferred, but not required.
Applicants should submit an up-to-date resume and a one-page cover letter that discusses your qualifications (particularly any academic or other research experience) and your interest in the subject-matter our organization researches.
The MEMRI Internship Program, now in its 21st year, has hosted two generations of young people from top universities across the country seeking to prepare for and launch careers in government agencies and other vital areas. Graduates of the program are today on staff in offices across Washington: on Capitol Hill, in the White House, in the Departments of State, Homeland Security, in leading military units at the Pentagon, and elsewhere, and are leading counter-terrorism agencies.
Exceptional applicants accepted into our internship program may receive part-time pay, based on experience and availability.