The Near East Foundation (NEF) is offering five paid or per-credit internships in its Syracuse headquarters for summer 2016. Based on qualifications, the interns will be placed in the Communications and Development, Program Development, or Program Support areas. All open internship position descriptions are below.
For 100 years, NEF has worked to build more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, governance, and economic development initiatives. Working through a network of country offices and local partners, NEF currently has approximately 125 staff members and programs in eight countries: Armenia, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Morocco, Palestine, Senegal and Sudan.
Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with NEF’s goals and mission prior to applying by visiting www.neareast.org, checking out our Facebook page, following us on Twitter (@NearEastFdn), and/or signing up for our newsletter at www.neareast.org/get-involved/.
Internships will start on Monday, May 23, 2016 and run through Friday, August 26, 2016. Our summer internships require a commitment of 20-hours/week.
For application instructions, please see each posting below. Applications for Summer 2016 must be received by Friday, April 29, 2016 and all applications will be contacted with a decision on or before May 6, 2016.
The Near East Foundation’s Communications and Development team is looking for a summer research and reporting intern. S/he is an organized and systematic individual who can (1) research corporate and foundation grants, individual prospects, funding pipelines, and relevant fundraising events and provide their findings in a clear, organized, and timely manner; (2) Assist with data entry and reporting; (3) assist with communication and development tasks as needed including copy editing and producing original content; (4) has a working knowledge of online research and social media; (5) Assist with mailing and distribution of print and online communications materials as needed. Knowledge of the international development sector is a plus.
To apply, please send a complete file consisting of: (1) a one-page cover letter; (2) a one-page resume; (3) a list of 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Near East Foundation’s Communications and Development team is looking for a summerDesign and Communications intern. S/he is a dynamic, creative, and organized individual who supports core marketing and communications functions by designing web based and print marketing materials as well as written content when needed. S/he is attentive to details and willing to learn while engaging and interacting with confidence with office staff at Headquarters and overseas.
The selected intern is open to a graduate student or a rising university senior in a related field with an excellent track record. S/he has the ability to (1) assist with design and distribution of print and digital communications materials using Adobe Creative Suite; (2) support all social media efforts; (3) assist with developing web content; (4) Log and organize NEF’s media library.
Knowledge of the international development sector and fluency in French or Arabic is a plus (not required).
To apply, please send a complete file consisting of: (1) a one-page cover letter; (2) a one-page resume; (3) a list of 3 references; (4) if available, 2 to 3 examples of graphic design pieces you’ve created to email@example.com.
The Research Intern is a dynamic, organized and systematic individual who supports most programmatic research needs by playing a key role in retrieving relevant information and communicating them in a timely manner. S/he is attentive to details, possesses excellent analytical skills and discretion. S/he is willing to learn while engaging and interact with confidence with office staff at Headquarters and overseas. S/he will support the program development unit.
The selected intern is a graduate or undergraduate student in a related field with an excellent academic record. S/he has the potential to (1) perform effective and timely research to support NEF strategic agenda and mission, including but not limited to supporting program development; (2) create and geocode databases of relevant online news articles; (3) deliver and manage contents for weekly briefing on industry news, competitors’ efforts and Donors’ priorities; (4) utilize accurate research methods including properly citing sources and create effecting reference tools and (5) support special projects as assigned.
The selected intern possesses: (1) strong research skills and ability to effectively analyze written material for relevance, clarity and coherence; (2) strong writing skills and editing abilities and (3) strong computer skills including document formatting, chart, graph and spreadsheet creation. Firm understanding of and familiarity with Africa and the Middle East as well as language competency in French and/or Arabic are a plus.
The position is open to graduate and undergraduate students.
To apply, please send a complete file consisting of: (1) cover letter (2) resume (3) official transcripts (4) two writing samples (5) a list of 3 references to: firstname.lastname@example.org.