Interns Needed for Upcoming Semester
The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs magazine is now accepting applications for its internship program. Our publishing office and bookstore is located near the Dupont Circle Metro stop in Adams Morgan in Washington, DC. Interns do not receive an hourly wage but they are paid for articles and photographs published in the Washington Report. They will:
- Improve journalistic skills by writing reports on a wide range of lectures, briefings, conferences, and demonstrations.
- Hone people and research skills as they speak to readers and potential subscribers seeking information.
- Send sample copies of our magazine to universities or conferences throughout North America and to individuals who will distribute magazines at meetings.
- Attend conferences and conventions and help at the Washington Report booth introducing our magazine to new readers and potential subscribers and selling Middle East-related books. We also cover the conference itself for the magazine.
- Gain general office experience by helping answer telephones, sort mail, and type articles.
- Assist our Book Club director in filling and mailing book orders and helping sell Palestinian pottery and handicrafts at our bookstore on 18th Street, NW.
- Other projects may include assisting our Webmaster, data entry and organizing our extensive photo archives and library.
- Work 40 hours a week or part-time usually during regular working hours (weekends only when there is a conference or demonstration).
- A cover letter addressed to Delinda Hanley explaining why you would like to work as an intern at the Washington Report.
- Resume including education, work experience, and extra-curricular involvement.
- A one to three-page writing sample. The subject could be “Seeing the Light,” describing how you became interested in Middle East politics.
We’re Also Keeping Tabs on Full-Time Applicants
Are you a college graduate or a professional looking for a career change? Use this opportunity to send us your resume. We receive requests from a number of Washington, DC-based NGOs searching for talented, politically active writers, researchers, advertising executives, accountants and Webmasters. Send us your cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and a writing sample, and indicate that this is an application for a full-time position.
The Washington Report’s staff are over-worked and under-paid but we’re pleased to be a vital part of a community working for a just peace in the Middle East and an end to human rights abuses both at home and abroad. Writers, communications experts, selling gurus, international affairs graduates—send us your resumes, which we’ll hold onto in the event a position with this important magazine becomes available.