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The General Delegation of the PLO to the US is pleased to hire interns based on their College/University terms. Normally, we have three internship cycles: Fall, Spring, and Summer. While we are happy to be as flexible as we can, we prefer FULL-TIME interns. Undergraduate, recent graduates, and post-graduate students have the opportunity to work with the Media Affairs Department, Congressional Affairs Department, Government Affairs Department or the Community Relations and Outreach Department.

To qualify for consideration, a complete application must be sent to the specified contact information. If we believe your application is strong, you will be notified and asked for interviews. Phone interviews can be arranged in certain cases. A complete application must include:

  • Resume;
  • Cover Letter stating the reason for your interest in interning with us;
  • Two references (Academic or professional from a related field).

Intern Testimonies:
“Working with the General Delegation of the PLO to the U.S. was one of the most enriching internships I’ve held. The individuals in the office have such rich backgrounds working in Palestine and the U.S., and I learned so much from each of them! I truly loved going to work every day. The work was engaging and substantive. I would recommend this internship to anyone looking to directly engage in the Palestinian issue.” -Hilary

“My time at the Palestinian Delegation was filled with first-hand interactions with decision makers and prominent figures in the Middle East. I learned more about the challenges and opportunities facing the region there than I was able to learn in the classroom. Above all, the connections and relationships I acquired while working there have proven to be invaluable, and the experience helped prepare me for work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” -Michael

“The experience that I gained as an intern at the PLO Delegation is of the sort that I honestly don’t think I could have gotten anywhere else. Having the opportunity to be so thoroughly exposed to the real day-to-day workings of not just a diplomatic office, but the one working on what is perhaps the most widely known and contentious issues in all of international politics, has put me in a position where I feel qualified to work in any international office. The experience was invaluable, the staff is knowledgeable and dedicated, and the cause is just.” -Chris



Responsibilities:

  • Fact-checking important press-releases, official statements, and positions briefings;
  • Assist in preparing talking points on relevant topics;
  • Collecting and synthesizing daily news about Palestine;
  • Verifying contact information of press, embassies, and heads of NGOs;
  • Receiving/summarizing media requests received alongside the Media Affairs Department;
  • Assist in managing the Delegation’s social media platforms;
  • Work with the Office of Public Affairs on a regularly published events calendar;
  • Attend events on behalf of the Palestinian Delegation;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work under pressure in a stressful, fast-paced environment;
  • Interest in Middle Eastern Affairs, specifically Palestine;
  • Strong writing and communication skills;
  • Knowledge of Arabic is not a requirement but a plus;
  • Must commit to 15 hours a week; Full-time applicants are preferred for the summer cycle (35 – 40 hours per week).

Supervision:
The Media Affairs Intern reports directly to the Media Affairs Department, with duties assigned from other departments as relevant.

Contact:
To apply for this position, please send your application materials (resume, cover letter, and at least two references) to eguthrie@plodelegation.us as soon as possible. Applications for the summer cycle of internships will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 7 (Monday), 2014.

To download the internship posting, please click here…



Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Community Relations and Outreach Director to mobilize the Palestinian American community around Palestinian issues;
  • Assist the Community Relations and Outreach Director to plan multiple events for the Palestinian events in Washington;
  • Attend and report on events in Washington on behalf of the Palestinian Delegation;
  • Update a database of Palestinian American community members across the US;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work under pressure in a stressful, fast-paced environment;
  • Interest in Middle Eastern affairs, specifically Palestine;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Event planning experience is a plus;
  • Knowledge of Arabic is not required but a plus;
  • Must commit to a minimum of 15 hours a week. Full-time applicants are preferred for the summer cycle (35-40 hours per week).

Supervision:
The Community Relations and Outreach Intern will report directly to the Community Relations and Outreach Director, with duties from other departments as relevant.

Contact:
To apply for this position, please send your application materials (resume, cover letter, and at least two references) to eguthrie@plodelegation.us. Applications for the summer cycle of internships will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 7 (Monday), 2014.

To download the internship posting, please click here…


Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Congressional Affairs Director to better mobilize the Hill around Palestinian issues;
  • Research potential allies for the Palestinian Delegation to connect with;
  • Attend and report on events in Washington on behalf of the Palestinian Delegation;
  • Assemble and deliver informational packets to Hill offices;
  • Update a database of congressional and government contacts;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work under pressure in a stressful, fast-paced environment;
  • Interest in Middle Eastern affairs, specifically Palestine;
  • Strong research and writing skills;
  • Hill experience and strong interpersonal skills are a plus;
  • Must commit to a minimum of 15 hours a week. Full-time applicants are preferred for the summer cycle (35 – 40 hours per week).

Supervision:
The Congressional Affairs Intern will report directly to the Congressional Affairs Director, with other duties assigned from other departments as relevant.

Contact:

To apply for this position, please send your application materials (resume, cover letter, and at least two references) to eguthrie@plodelegation.us. Applications for the summer cycle of internships will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 7 (Monday), 2014.

To download the internship posting, please click here…