Intern - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Division

In your application, please include a copy of your resume along with a cover letter that outlines your background and explains why you are interested in this internship opportunity.

Job Summary:

Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the Core Values in their day-to-day operations. The Core Values, which are IRI’s foundational building blocks include:

Excellence- We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people. Freedom- We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive. Respect- We believe in trust, empathy, and empowering people. Teamwork- We believe in diversity, inclusion, and the power of global collaboration. Transparency- We believe in open communication and clear decision-making. Accountability- We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.

IRI is creating student and employee partnerships that facilitate growth and development of IRI’s future leadership. The intern will support the work of IRI’s MENA Division.

This position will start on May 20, 2024, for no more than fifteen (15) weeks and may not be extended. This is a paid position, at $17.50 per hour. Intern working hours will be minimum 20 hours per week.

In-Person and Virtual applicants encouraged to apply.

Position Requirements:

Current student in or recent graduate of an undergraduate or graduate program in Political Science, International Affairs,
Excellent verbal and written skills in English
Familiarity with Microsoft Office
Detail-oriented individual with strong organizational skills
Ability to manage time effectively, complete tasks with minimal oversight, and communicate clearly and consistently in a virtual work environment.
Preferred language skills in Arabic and/or Persian

Assist researching a variety of topics for briefing papers, program proposals, and reports.
Support key record keeping functions of the division, including taking minutes as staff meetings, cleaning databases (contact lists, program inventory, etc.)
Monitors domestic and international media outlets daily for news on topics assigned.
Assist in preparing reports and presentations.
Assist staff with program administration and events, including interview coding, translating reports and other documents, logistics and other tasks as needed.
Learning Outcomes:

Acquire knowledge of the democracy and governance field of international development in including aspects related to program management, monitoring and evaluation, program and business development, and external affairs.
Experience in key project administration skills employers look for in entry level candidates.