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Atlantic Institute (formerly Istanbul Center)
Two Midtown Plaza 1349 W Peachtree St NW Suite 1010
DescriptionAtlantic Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-governmental and non-partisan organization
that was formed as a spin-off of the Istanbul Center with a renewed focus on dialogue, education and community outreach.
Gradually the Atlantic Institute will be taking over Istanbul Center’s interfaith, academic and educational programs while Istanbul Center will continue to focus its efforts on community service activities as it has been doing since its inception with its new name of Istanbul Cultural Center. The new Atlantic Institute is where your work in international dialogue brings communities together.
We at Atlantic Institute hire interns in order to not only increase the efficiency of our organization and programming but to also benefit the interns in their areas of expertise and future careers. We can also give academic credit if needed.
We are currently accepting interns for spring 2014 only.
ResponsibilitiesInternships are unpaid, one semester long, and renewable. Interns should commit to at least 15 hours of voluntary work per week. Schedules are flexible.
Our new academic internship program is designed to give students the opportunity to enhance their research, writing, and knowledge on Islam and Politics in Turkey, the Greater Middle East, and Eurasian region. The new program has 3 components.
(1)The students take an educational course on Islam, Turkey and the Middle East to familiarize themselves with pressing regional and international issues. The main goal of the course is to look at Middle Eastern affairs from a non-Arab perspective.
(2) Each student will be required to conduct research. There will be a weekly follow-up on contemporary foreign affairs issues focusing specifically on Turkey and its region. At the end of the term, interns will be required to write a research paper discussing any regional topic of their choice .
(3) While the main focus for interns is for educational purposes, students are asked to assist in administrative-related purposes that directly relate to the organization’s mission and vision. These tasks include dealing with the day-to-day operations of the organization and helping coordinate events. This will help students learn what it takes to work in a non-profit organization.
Interns may also be asked to attend events to work after-hours as needed depending on programming schedules. Most events are held during the week; however, there is always the possibility of an event during the weekend. While interns are attending our events, they are reminded that they represent the Atlantic Institute organization and to behave in a professional and respectful manner.
Upon the completion of their term, interns are asked to evaluate their learning experience and reflect on their own performance. Upon completion of the internship, each participating intern receives a certificate and becomes eligible for attending Atlantic Institute’s luncheons, lectures and leadership programs free of charge for a year.
RequirementsInterns are required to perform a variety of duties. Although interns may work for a specific department/department head or program, all should be well-rounded in their work and abilities, be readily able and willing to help with any full-time staff member and his or her department.
Atlantic Institute seeks motivated undergraduate or graduate students from the social sciences and humanities departments - especially journalism, history, political science, international relations and anthropology - with:
• Proficiency in editing
• Expert research skills
• Superior organizational skills
• High academic achievement
• Excellent communication skills
• Desire to learn about other cultures
• Interest in learning about Turkey and Eurasia
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office