Internships at the Middle East Institute (MEI) are designed to provide
Although there is no financial compensation for interns, MEI does offer each intern one free language class, a one-year membership to MEI, and reimbursement for local travel expenses.
The Intern Development Series
The goal of the Intern Development Series is to foster discussion about the Middle East while allowing interns to assert, and improve, their leadership skills by meeting weekly with a MEI visiting scholar or specialist. Interns are encouraged to play a management role in this series and are expected to devise specific topics for scholars to discuss and then to organize the logistics of the event. Interns are also expected to lead discussion, compile background reading, and even lead discussions with the scholars.
Internships are available throughout the year to undergraduates and recent graduates. Positions are available on a full or part-time basis with a minimum of 20 hours a week. The dates of internships correspond to the fall, spring, and, summer academic semesters.
The deadlines for applications are:
Internships are available in the following departments:
To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter, résumé, official college transcript, five-page writing sample, and a letter of recommendation to the address below. Interested applicants from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to those applicants with superior writing, organization, word-processing, and Middle Eastern/European language skills.
Please send your application materials to:
If you have additional questions, please refer them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Please, do not contact us regarding these internships. We are not affiliated with the sponsoring organizations and therefore have no additional information. Sometimes the link is changed for the internships. When this happens, go to the home page of the organizers to locate information on it or contact the organization directly.
The Multicultural Advantage Internship Center maintains a constantly updated listing of a wide variety of internship programs.
To view current internship listings: Visit the Internship Center