Fall 2015 Research and Events Saban Forum Internship, Center for Middle East Policy Fall 2015 Research and Events Saban Forum Internship, Center for Middle East Policy

The Brookings Institution The Brookings Institution

Location Washington, DC
Start Date 9/1/2015
End Date 12/15/15
Application Deadline
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Pay Rate $10.50/Hr.
Contact Information 202.797.6210 | Fax 202.797.2479 [email protected]


Internship Summary

This fall internship, beginning in September 2015, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in political science, public policy, communications and/or media relations.

This internship pays an hourly rate of $10.50, and ideally applicants will work part-time during regular business hours (dependent on the applicant’s school schedule), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship is based in Washington, DC and will last approximately 10- 12 weeks (depending on the start date).


Education/Skills/ Experience Graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. international affairs, foreign policy, political science, international law, international political ecoNomy). Recent college graduates are also eligible to apply. Previous experience in event coordination, research, writing, and editing, office management, and professional communications is highly desirable. Outstanding character and excellent organizational, reasoning, and analytical skills and acute attention to detail are integral. A keen ability to understand foreign policy issues, along with good interpersonal skills, flexibility, discretion, and capacity to handle and respond appropriately and professionally in a fast-paced and highly productive atmosphere. Hebrew language skills strongly desired. Application Procedure Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants should apply online, uploading two documents when prompted: 1. A cover letter highlighting your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals; and 2. A resume along with college transcripts and contact information for three academic or professional references. UNofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation rather than references are acceptable.


Responsibilities are to provide programmatic assistance and support for the Center’s events, projects, and outreach activities. The primary task for the intern will be to serve as an integral member of the organizing team for one of the Center’s two major annual conferences, the Saban Forum, a high level U.S.-Israeli dialogue, to be held in Washington on December 4-6, 2015. Support the Center’s Programs Manager in all aspects of planning for the 2015 Saban Forum including managing participant lists and spreadsheets, sending invitations, coordinating travel arrangements, and compiling and editing participant biographies. Furthermore, interns will gain first-hand experience in public policy and international affairs by assisting in the logistical planning and implementation of other conferences, roundtables, briefings, and meetings; researching developing issues in Middle East; monitoring current developments in relevant research areas; proofreading, fact-checking, and editing research materials; collecting, reviewing, summarizing, and assembling relevant literature materials from a wide variety of sources; compiling and updating mailing, media, and invitation lists; attending foreign policy events; briefing CMEP staff members; and further general administrative support. In addition to their primary responsibilities, interns will have the opportunity to attend internal presentations, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events as well as participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.