MENA Intern

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Freedom House
1301 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: September 30, 2014
Position: Part-time, Unpaid (College Credit Required)

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The MENA Intern will assist with logistical, research, and administrative support for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) programs. The Intern will have the opportunity to gain experience in program administration, grant management, proposal development and writing to shape Freedom House’s work to promote democracy and human rights in the MENA region. This unpaid position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Director for the MENA programs.


Some Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide research assistance for programs and proposal development
Assist with editing/writing proposals, reports, press releases, and briefing books
Provide administrative and logistical support for day-to-day functioning of the Middle East and North Africa programs
Prepare financial forms and draft agreements, translating back-up documents as needed
Communicate via Skype, email and phone with field staff, consultants and local partners
Assist with organizing events and meetings in DC and abroad related to FH programs
Other related duties as assigned.


***Current enrollment in an accredited college or university as an undergrad or graduate student is required***
Strong ability to communicate effectively in English and Arabic, both verbally and in writing is preferred
Ability to communicate effectively in French preferred
Mastery of MS Office Suite specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of democracy promotion, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with program team
Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi task to meet tight deadlines
Ability to apply superb attention to detail and consistently produce timely and error free work
Excellent research, analytical, writing, and organizational skills
Knowledge of basic accounting principles and grant-related compliance requirements preferred
Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times

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