AIESEC Internship Opportunities in the Middle East

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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:

Galillee College Summer Program: Political Sciences and Middle East Studies

Galillee College, Israel has developed a summer programme for students from around the world who are interested in the Middle East. The programme focuses on the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, its roots, background and current situation.

The programme begins with an overview of the Land of Israel-Palestine region, presenting the historical background of the region, as well as an overview of social and economic conditions, ethnic and religious background. The lectures are supplemented by Study Tours to enable students to experience these issues at first hand.

A large part of the programme is dedicated to the Israeli – Palestinian conflict. Different aspects of the conflict are examined by Palestinian and Israeli lecturers and the different points of view are discussed. Additional processes in neighbouring countries, which affect Israel and the Palestinian Authority, are presented as well.

The programme seeks to deepen the participants’ knowledge of conditions, developments and trends in Israel, the Palestinian territories and the surrounding lands and to highlight some of the diverse issues at the centre of the political, social and religious divides in the Middle East.

Students who are familiar with Middle East studies will spend 5 weeks in the area studying the relationship and interactions between the various political, ethnic and religious groups and how these peoples fit into the political, social and cultural frameworks of Israel and the neighbouring lands. The programme will include 150 academic hours with a limited number of background lectures, in addition to study tours, field trips, panel discussions and workshops. This programme will afford the visiting students an opportunity to appreciate the finer details of life in the different communities that make up the Middle Eastern human mosaic and acquire a greater awareness of the diversity that has precipitated conflict when adverse conditions prevailed.

Provide an overview of the history of the Land of Israel-Palestine
Acquaint the students with the different ethnic and religious groups in the region, their way
of  life, beliefs, views and inter-relations
Present different perspectives and views regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Develop participants’ understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and current issues

Internationally known Israeli academic experts and Middle East experts will address participants.  Lectures will be supplemented by case study analyses; group discussions and group work; workshops; study tours; games and simulations.

Program Dates: 7 July- 10 August, 2010

Tuition:                     –   US $ 2,850
Local expenses:    Early birds – October 1st –  April 1st : $4,200
Late registration –April 2nd –  June 1st : $4,500

For more information, including registration, visit:

Middle East Interest Group: Opening Meeting

Middle East Interest Group

Opening Meeting


28 January

1641 Humanities

Formed in cooperation with the Center For Middle East Studies, The Middle East Interest Group strives to increase awareness within the UW campus community regarding Middle Eastern affairs. Weekly, the group aims to discover a new perspective on Middle Eastern politics, economics, geography, culture, religion, language, arts, society and foreign interests. An alternating weekly schedule of films and discussion sessions has been developed to enhance understanding of a multitude of topics pertaining to this critical region.

This semester, the group will focus on four geographical regions and the interactions within them. Each month will combine film, both documentary and feature length, with the discussions and lectures to provide a wide scope of perspectives on the country in focus. The countries selected are Israel and Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon and the United States. The following is the 2010 semester schedule:

February: Israel and Palestine

-Following months of debate surrounding the 2008-09 Israeli Operation Cast Lead into the Gaza Strip the programming will explore issues of status, religion, war and justice within the bounds of these two nations. Is peace a realistic prospect for the two in their current relationship? How does the situation affect the daily lives of Palestinians and Israelis? Issues including the UN Goldstone Report, NGO activity and more will be addressed this month.

March: Iraq

-In March 2003, the United States invaded Iraq. In 2010 the United States remains in the country. This month we will explore the significance of this seven year relationship. Tracing back the conflict to its inception the programming aims to examine how the US invasion evolved and transformed Iraqi society. Accounts from military, religious, academic, media and government perspectives will dissect the interactions between the US and Iraq. This month will be greatly complemented by individual directly involved.

April: Lebanon

-in 2005, Lebanon entered into a revolution following the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. By April 2005 the Cedar Revolution succeeded in ousting Syrian influence and formal presence within Lebanon. How has this multi-ethnic, -religious and -ideological population cooperated in forming one of the most “liberal” states in the Middle East? Issues such from Hezbollah to homosexuality will be evaluated determine the nature of contemporary Lebanese society. Is this a sustainable future?

May: The United States

-The semester will conclude with a consideration of what happens when Middle Eastern ideas, people and issues travel across the Atlantic to the United States. How do Americans interact with the Middle East within the United States? Topics including migration, advocacy, religion and customs will be analyzed during May.

For more information on this semester’s programming stay tuned to the Center’s blog at

If you are interested in joining the Center for Middle East Studies Mailing List, please e-mail with MAILING LIST in the subject line.

Please Note: We are open to new ideas and directions to maximize our understanding of the Middle East. NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE IS REQUIRED.

Israel/Palestine Film Series

Tales from Planet Earth Film Series: “Garbage Dreams” on Nov. 7th

The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies will be screening the film Garbage Dreams (US 2009, 82 minutes) on Saturday, November 7th at 1:30 pm in the Fredric March Play Circle Theater (Memorial Union) as part of the 2009 Tales From Planet Earth Film Festival

The film will be screened in English.  Directed by Mai Iskander, the film received honors at the Nashville Film Festival (winner of the Al Gore Reel Current Award), Hollywood Film Festival, Vail Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, Mexico International Film Festival among many others.

Garbage Dreams is the story of the zaballeen, some 60,000 people at the bottom of Egyptian society, who nevertheless are indispensable to the functioning of Cairo, as they daily collect and recycle 80 percent of Cairo’s garbage. But globalization is threatening their way of life, as foreign companies (far more concerned with revenues than recycling) are taking their garbage from them. As the world around them changes, three teenage boys – Adham, Osama, and Nabil – must navigate their uncertain futures, as they dream of a better life and try to do right by their families. Winner of the Al Gore Reel Current Prize for important current environmental film. (courtesy of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies)