Arab Studies Institute Internship General Information
The Arab Studies Institute (ASI) offers 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. Calls for Interns are published every Fall, Spring, and Summer.
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.
Check back soon for the Summer 2020 Call for Interns!
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:
Practical knowledge of the field
Opportunity to explore career avenues
Valuable experience for CVs/resumes
Increased practice-based self-confidence
Training which enhances conventional classroom learning methods
Letters of recommendation from supervisor(s) and co-workers
Application Requirements (1) Cover letter (clearly indicating your area of interest and previous expertise) (2) Resume / CV (3) Two references (4) Writing Sample
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. We will commence reviewing applications immediately after the Call for Interns is released. Internships involve a ten- to twenty-hour workweek, mostly via cyber-space. Location of applicants need not be in Washington DC in most cases but is necessary in others.