Summer 2014 Internship, Saban Center for Middle East Policy

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Position Description

The Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution Foreign Policy Program, is seeking one full-time Summer 2014 Intern to assist with research projects, events, administrative, and outreach activities.

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Researching issues pertaining to specific projects and activities
  • Maintaining and updating contact databases through online research,
  • Monitoring current developments in relevant research areas
  • Attending and assisting with events.

Eligibility and Requirements 

  • Qualified applicants will have a demonstrated interest in the Middle East and North Africa region and U.S. policy regarding regional issues. Strong MS Excel and MS Word skills are required, as is English fluency; proficiency in a regional language is a plus.
  • Graduate students, recent graduates, or undergraduate students working towards a degree in a relevant field (e.g., international affairs, foreign policy, political science, international law, international political economy) are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions 

Please send a Cover Letter, Resume/CV, and a brief Writing Sample (no more than five pages) to Ms. Stephanie Dahle and Mr. Zack Gold at with the subject line ‘Summer 2014 Intern Application – Full Name.’ Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.