Film: “O Jerusalem’ (Israel 2006) presented by the Center for Middle East Studies

The Center for Middle East Studies in coordination with the Middle East Interest Group will be screening the film ‘ O Jerusalem!’ (Israel 2006: 100 mins) on Thursday, February  25th at 7pm in 1101 Humanities. The film will be the final installment of the Spring 2010 Middle East Film Series. Directed by French director Elie Chouraqui, the film addresses the multiple narratives of the events in 1948 which resulted in the creation of the state of Israel and creation of the ongoing Palestinian refugee question. The film will be screened in English.

New IAP Fall 2010 Programs in Turkey

Bogazic§i University, Istanbul
This is an exchange and direct enrol program with Bogazic§i University
in Istanbul. Students can study for the semester, academic year or seven
week summer session and can enroll in courses in Arts and Sciences,
Engineering, Economics and Administrative Sciences and Education.
Turkish language is offered at all levels. Students stay in a residence
hall with Turkish and international students.
Eligibility requirements:
* Junior, Senior
* 3.0 cumulative GPA
Application deadline for Fall, Year, and Summer: First Friday in March

Koc University, Istanbul
This language and culture program provides students the opportunity to
directly enrol in Turkish language courses as well as other courses in
the Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Economics and Administrative
Sciences. It is offered through a study abroad provider, Council on
International Education Exchange (CIEE). CIEE provides numerous
excursions around Turkey exploring culture, history, and visiting
various local NGOs. The university is 45 minutes outside of Istanbul
overlooking the Bosphorus shore.
Eligibility requirements:
* Sophomore, Junior, Senior
* 2.75 cumulative GPA
Application deadline for Fall and Year: First Friday of March

More information can be found on the program websites:

AIESEC Internship Opportunities in the Middle East

Having trouble finding your dream job?AIESEC can help! Get paid to travel while developing crucial leadership skills! Opportunities available in: Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East! Technical, Developmental, Educational and Management internships for graduate and undergraduate students!

Come to an info session to get all your questions answered: Monday, February 22nd at 7pm and Thursday February 25th at 6pm Grainger Hall

Check out our Website: Hope to see you there! Thank you very much for helping us spread the word!veloping crucial leadership skills!

The Carter Center Conflict Resolution Summer Internship Program

War and civil strife continue to be the most significant impediments to sustainable development and basic human rights. Devastation from such conflicts has impoverished countries in every region, in many cases wiping out the achievements of decades of development. The Conflict Resolution Program focuses on preventing, resolving, and ending armed conflict. Much of the program’s work revolves around regularly monitoring many of the world’s armed conflicts in an attempt to better understand their histories, the primary actors involved, the issues presently in dispute, and the efforts being made to resolve them. When a situation arises in which President Carter has a unique role to play, and when specific conditions have been met, the CRP is directly responsible for supporting his intervention efforts. To accomplish this, the CRP works closely with representatives of international organizations, governments, and nongovernmental organizations. The CRP has worked on projects in the Baltics, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Great Lakes region of Africa, Korea, Sudan, Uganda, Fiji, and Ecuador.  Currently, its primary areas of focus are Liberia and the Middle East.

Number of Interns per Semester: 3-5

Program Preferences:

  • There is no preferred program of study; rather, the applicant must display an interest in this field
  • Ability to speak a second language (particularly Arabic)
  • Overseas experience

Typical Projects:

  • Assist CRP staff in preventing conflicts throughout the world
  • Monitor and research roughly 10 armed conflicts
  • Assist in drafting memoranda and reports
  • Prepare briefing materials for meetings and trips
  • Organize conferences
  • Conduct research projects
  • Assist in planning and executing project objectives

Summer internship program deadline is March 1 2010.

For more information, visit:

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Research Assistants & Program Internships for Summer 2010

Click here for a list of Spring 2010 scholars.

In support of the scholars, research assistants spend much of their time searching for information, using online academic databases or other publications. They often perform other duties, as well, such as proofreading, editing, critiquing, checking references, summarizing research materials, locating inter-library loan materials, and helping with software or presentational tasks. There may be some administrative tasks involved like copying or filing, but such tasks will be limited. Consequently, a strong sense of responsibility and the ability to work with a minimum of supervision are strong assets. Foreign language skills are sometimes useful.

While at the Center, all interns are encouraged to go beyond their particular internship responsibilities and to attend our many panel discussions, conferences, symposia, and other meetings. Interns are also welcome to join staff and scholars during some social events.


Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be a current, recent (within one calendar year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. Most interns are of at least senior undergraduate level, though strongly qualified juniors will be considered. Graduate students are eligible to apply.

Foreign students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization especially if they are receiving compensation for the internships. The Wilson Center does not sponsor visas. All foreign students must obtain written permission from their Designated School Official or Responsible Visa Officer at their university stating that they are in valid immigration status and eligible to do an internship at the Center.

Typical research assistants are students of political science; U.S. government/politics; international relations; history (including US history); foreign languages; international affairs; regional studies; economics; public policy; security studies; journalism and similar disciplines, though students of many other fields of study have sometimes been selected. New scholars are constantly arriving at the Wilson Center, and it can be difficult to predict what specific projects will be carried out in the future. For that reason, all interested students are encouraged to apply.


Please note the following deadlines:

For internships beginning in
Deadline for application
January November 2nd
May/June March 12th
September July 12th

All materials should be in or postmarked by 11:59 PM EDT on the prescribed deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Process

To apply, applicants will need to submit ONE COMPLETE application package to our Internship Coordinator by mail or email. Mailed applications are preferred. A hard copy will ensure that there are no technical difficulties when opening electronic files. The application materials include:

  • a completed WWICS Internship Application Form
  • Cover Letter (indicating academic interests or areas of interest)
  • Current Resume (indicating relevant coursework); if you are mailing your application, please send 2 copies of your resume
  • 3-5 page Writing Sample or excerpt of a recent research paper with separate Works Cited page
  • 2 letters of recommendation (do not have to be sealed by recommender); highlighting the applicant’s writing, research, and/or language skills would be useful
  • Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)

If you are submitting your application by email, attached files should be in Word 2003 compatible or PDF formats. A comprehensive PDF file is encouraged while multiple emails with separate attachments are unacceptable. Please direct your complete application materials to our Internship Coordinator in ONE EMAIL with your name in the subject line: (This email address is only for research assistant internship applications and NOT for staff internship applications).

If your university prefers to send official recommendations or transcripts separately, then the school may mail them to:
Ms. Krishna Aniel
Internship Coordinator and Recruitment Specialist
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC. 20004-3027

Current Openings. There are slightly different applications and deadlines and one must apply directly to a program or office. (Please do NOT send your staff internship applications to This email address is for research assistant internship applications).

For more information, visit:

George Mason University Center for Global Education Seminar on International Reporting (12 June-28 July 2010)

George Mason University Center for Global Education Seminar on International Reporting

Jerusalem, Israel
12 June–28 July 2010
This unique seminar provides graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to develop their reporting and communication skills while living in Jerusalem. Students will meet leading journalists, visit media outlets—print, broadcast and online—and learn how to reach a global audience across a variety of media platforms by focusing on issues such as culture, politics, religion, environment and business. Students will also work with seasoned foreign correspondents like Linda Gradstein who specialize in Middle Eastern and international affairs as they learn interview techniques, hone reporting skills, acquire hands-on experience, and build proficiency in multimedia tools. The program is for 6 graduate or undergraduate credits. For information, visit:

To speak with someone about either George Mason program, contact: Sarah Mournighan, Center for Global Education, George Mason University, 235 Johnson Center, MSN 2B8, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax VA 22030-4444 (Fax: 703 993-2106;smournig@gmu.edu

To apply, visit:

Deadline: March 19, 2010.

George Mason University Center for Global Education: Internships in Israel & Palestine (29 May–28 July 2010)

George Mason University Center for Global Education: Internships in Israel & Palestine
29 May–28 July 2010
This unique Internship Program begins with a week-long seminar in Jerusalem where leading Israeli and Palestinian experts, representatives of non-governmental organizations (NOGs0, peace activists, and private sector and government officials will address the group and share their perspectives on the dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian relations. Site visits will be made to settlements in the territories, refugee camps, government offices, and cultural institutions. For the remaining eight weeks, students work for four/five days per week–eight hours a day in either the Palestinian Territories (Ramallah, Bethlehem)–or Israel (Jerusalem, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Nazareth)and other locations. Internships are related to conflict resolution, politics, international relations or business and finance in Israel and Palestine. Students will receive 6-9 undergraduate or graduate credits. For information, visit:

To speak with someone about either George Mason program, contact: Sarah Mournighan, Center for Global Education, George Mason University, 235 Johnson Center, MSN 2B8, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax VA 22030-4444 (Fax: 703 993-2106;smournig@gmu.edu

To apply, visit:

Deadline: March 19, 2010.