Experience what it's like to be on the cutting edge of knowledge production on the Middle East. The Arab Studies Institute has many challenging and exciting internship opportunities!
The Arab Studies Institute (ASI) is now offering new internship opportunities that involve training and production at various levels in one of ASI’s four organizations: Arab Studies Journal, Jadaliyya, Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs, Quilting Point, and Tadween Press. The internships offered are in several areas, but we are particularly looking for the following:
Research and Administrative Assistant (with Database Management Skills)
Video Editors (with knowledge of Final Cut Pro)
Graphic Designer/Artist (Mac User with Photoshop skills or equivalent)
Media and Social Media Management and Outreach (e.g., knowledge of Excel, Filemaker Pro, and/or Database Management skills)
Arab Language Copy-Editors/Proofers (with some experience)
English Language Copy-Editors/Proofers (with some experience)
Photo Assistant Editor (with interest in Photography) [Knowledge of, or proficiency in, Arabic is preferable for some positions]
ASI is looking for candidates who are self-motivated, prone to collaborative efforts, and eager to develop their skills in a variety of respects. Despite specialization in particular areas, ASI interns will be trained to develop various sets of skills (including writing, type-setting, editing, networking, managing, and/or administrating), especially if they remain on board for more than one term.
Arab Studies Institute Internship for Credit Program
The Arab Studies Institute’s Internship for Credit Program is designed to work with qualified undergraduate and graduate students who would like to earn college credit while participating in an internship with ASI. While the exact conversion of internship hours to credit hours will be determined by the requirements of the individual student’s program, ASI has prepared a list of standardized expectations which conform to national standards for internship for credit programs.
Benefit to the Student Intern
Of foremost concern to ASI is the benefits the student will receive while completing this program, and we expect that each student intern will have the opportunity to achieve the following benefits in addition to working toward academic credit:
Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs (FAMA) is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute. It produces and oversees ASI’s research projects on overarching issues related to the Arab and broader Muslim worlds, including the Middle East and North Africa. The forum is the home of ASI's Knowledge Production Project, the Political Economy Project, among others. All FAMA projects are operated by the Arab Studies Institute, a nonprofit organization that produces and scrutinizes knowledge on matters related to the Arab world and its relations.