CMED Internship

Description: Interns play an important role in many aspects of CMED’s activities. While interns are expected to do a number of different tasks, there is much flexibility. We will do as much as possible to encourage your specific interests, but your experience will be dependent on the initiative you take. Please note: as the organization is closely tied to Professor Spiegel’s work, interns will be involved with his research to some degree. However, this is not exclusively a research position. If you are interested in Professor Spiegel’s research team, see the description here. See below for a more complete description of intern activities.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Administrative: Information management, conference/event logistics, basic office tasks.
  • Blog & Social Media: Research and write for CMED blog, find content for Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Research: Supplemental research for Prof. Spiegel’s work; proof and edit; fact-check.



  • 10-12 hours/week commitment for one quarter (with option to extend for longer)
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and adhere to deadlines
  • Experience with social media and/or willingness to learn social media tools and blogging skills in a professional setting
  • Superior editing and writing skills
  • Proficiency in Excel, Google Sheets, Microsoft Word is preferred. Ability to quickly learn new computer applications/programs a must. 
  • Interest in the Middle East and US Foreign Policy
  • All majors accepted


Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid


Application: Submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to (Ms.) Salome Mohajer at salome[at] with the subject line “CMED Internship”. The writing sample should demonstrate your ability to research, synthesize, and analyze information. This can be presented through a formal essay or an informal blog-style piece. Be sure to mention language proficiency in Arabic, Hebrew, and/or Persian.

Published: Thursday, February 18, 2016

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