[PAST EVENT] Application Deadline: NCUSAR D.C. Summer Internship Program

March 1, 2013
All day
Location not specified
The program features a demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cultural encounters designed to provide interns with a rich and varied experience during their time in Washington.

? Professional workplace experience: Interns are placed with one of over a dozen Near East and Arab world-related organizations in Washington, D.C., where they are expected to work 35-40 hours/week under the direct supervision of their host organizations.

? Academic seminars: Interns take part in twice weekly seminar sessions designed to provide them with greater depth of knowledge about the Arab world, to underscore the cultural, economic, and political diversity of Arab states, and to explore the intricacies of Arab-U.S. relations.

? Site visits: Interns receive a behind-the-scenes look at many of the central institutions of federal government, national security policymaking, international diplomacy, and international business.

Interested undergraduate or graduate students are asked to submit the following materials prior to the application deadline in order to be considered for acceptance into the Summer Internship Program:

1) A letter of interest addressed to the National Council that provides basic information about yourself, your interests, previous course work related to politics, economics, foreign policy, and the Middle East, previous travel, internship, and work experiences, and any other information you think is important for the selection committee to know. The letter should also indicate the type of internship that would most interest you and why. Please limit the letter of interest to two pages.

2) An essay (no more than 2-pages in length, double spaced, with appropriate citations) on the topic:
U.S. Foreign Policy in the Arab World: Successes, Failures, and Future Prospects;

3) A resume or curriculum vitae;

4) Transcripts of all university-level work;

5) Two letters of recommendation, at least one of them from a faculty member who knows your academic work well;

6) A signed Internship Program Application [available at ncusar.org]; and

7) $125 non-refundable program fee.

Special consideration will be given to applicants who have participated in the National Council's Model Arab League program but this is not a requirement for selection as a fellow. Supplementary materials such as newspaper articles or writing samples that are not required or requested will not be considered during the review of applications.

All materials should be submitted by mail to the National Council's office by March 1, 2013.