Internships At The Middle East Institute, US

Deadline: 7 March, 13 July, 18 November
Open to: undergraduates who have completed at least one year of school, recent graduates, and graduate students
Internship: unpaid position, free language class, electronic membership, reimbursement for local travel expenses

The Leadership Development Program

Internships at the Middle East Institute (MEI), Washington, are designed to provide students or recent graduates considering a career in a Middle East related field with hands-on experience in a Washington-based, nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on the Middle East. Interns obtain guidance, experience, and exposure to the Washington policy and scholarly community while helping out with the everyday operations of the Middle East Institute. Although there is no financial compensation for interns, MEI does offer each intern one free language class, a one-year electronic membership to MEI, and reimbursement for local travel expenses.


Internships are available throughout the year to undergraduates who have completed at least one year of school, recent graduates, and graduate students. Positions are available on a full or part-time basis with a minimum of 20 hours a week. Please use the links on the right hand side of this page to explore the different internship opportunities we offer.The dates of internships correspond to the fall (September-December), spring (January-May), and summer (May-August) academic semesters.

Application Process

The deadlines for applications are:

Spring internship: November 11
Summer Internship: March 7
Fall internship: July 15

To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter, résumé, college transcript, five-page writing sample, and a letter of recommendation to the address below. Interested applicants from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to those applicants with superior writing, organization, word-processing, and Middle Eastern/European language skills.

Please send your application materials in pdf format to

Any questions about the internship or application process should also be referred to

The Official Webpage.