Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
Applications closed on February 6, 2019
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The student will benefit from working with some of the best Middle East scholars in the country. They will engage with issues and research in real time and be able to directly contribute to the scholar’s research. The student will have the chance to attend internal staff meetings, as well as public and private events with other local Middle East experts to hear a variety of viewpoints and opinions about current events. Additionally, they will engage directly with scholars and their scholar mentor and hear feedback about their work in ways not always available in a university/larger seminar classes. This experience will better position them to return to their home university and conduct their own research.
The intern will work with Center for Middle East scholars and RAs to assist with their book projects, opeds, blogs, articles, events, and general program activity. Some of work scholars are doing includes, but is not limited to, Iran, Israeli domestic politics, and religious soft power.
Internship Dates: Full time, 10 weeks. Scheduled program timeline: June 3 – August 9. HR can work with the student on a timeline for arrival should there be a conflict with classes/exams.
Work Attire: Work attire is business Monday-Thursday, and casual on Friday. All events and formal/outside meetings require business attire.
Desired intern qualifications: Fluency in Farsi (reading, writing, speaking) is desirable but not required. Familiarity with another regional language (Arabic, Hebrew) would be welcome.