Research and Advocacy Intern
RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY INTERN
The Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) is dedicated to helping Iraq build a more peaceful, sustainable, and democratic society. We seek to accomplish this by advocating policies that further Iraq's prospects for peace and democracy, and through youth programs and partnerships in Iraq that engage young people in creating a brighter future.
EPIC is seeking two to three highly qualified and motivated individuals to fill the Summer 2017 Research and Advocacy internship positions.
Start date: May 30, 2017
End date: August 31, 2017
If you are a student, these dates can be negotiated to match your university's schedule. While we prefer full-time interns, part-time interns may be accepted based on availability.
As we work to implement our youth and peacebuilding initiatives in Iraq, our interns work closely with the Director of Development and Communications and the Executive Director in Washington, D.C. to carry out and maintain the necessary advocacy, research, fundraising, and administrative frameworks for those projects.
- Research and summarize daily political, humanitarian and security developments in Iraq.
- Provide first hand support in publishing our weekly Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor (ISHM) report.
- Monitor the latest UN and INGO findings and the administration's policies toward Iraq.
- Attend congressional hearings and think-tank briefings and report findings.
- Draft blog articles for publication.
- Assist in grassroots and grasstops advocacy.
- Provide general administrative support as well as additional responsibilities as assigned.
If you are looking for a challenging internship where you will see the results of your work, EPIC is the place for you. We highly encourage active dialogue and discussion about topics related to Iraq, the Middle East in general, U.S. foreign policy, and humanitarian relief efforts. Our interns receive as much from the program as they are willing to give.
- Demonstrated interest and familiarity with the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, especially Iraq, on humanitarian, security, and development issues
- Self-motivated, flexible, diligent, detail- and team-oriented
- A sense of humor is a strong plus +
- Excellent research and writing skills, with excellent attention to detail and the ability to process multiple tasks at once
- Ability to thoroughly research topics and find answers with limited instruction
- Proficiency with Google documents and Microsoft Office is required, experience with WordPress, HTML, and/or Adobe Photoshop is preferred
- Experience with grassroots advocacy and organizing is preferred
- Proficiency in Arabic is highly desired, but not required
While this is an unpaid internship, travel stipends may be available on a case by case basis.
How to Apply
Submit a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 21. Please include the title of the internship for which you are applying and your name in the subject line. Preference will be given to recent grads and graduate students, but undergrads are strongly encouraged to apply.
EPIC is an equal opportunity employer.