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 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.


CMED undergraduate interns play a significant support role in various aspects of the Center’s activities. They are positioned to gain an understanding of the planning and execution involved with large- scale academic events and international conferences. While interns are primarily expected to perform a number of administrative tasks, occasional opportunities to contribute to the CMED blog and social media sites are possible - if interns are interested. See below for a description of intern activities.

• Information management
• Conference and event logistics
• Corresponding with guests
• Basic office tasks
• Blog- research and submit pieces (optional)
• Social Media- find content for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc. (optional)

• 10-12 hours/week commitment per quarter
• 2 quarter commitment preferred
• Attention to detail is a must
• Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and adhere to deadlines
• Proficiency in Excel, Google Sheets, and Microsoft Word is preferred
• Ability to quickly learn new computer applications/programs a must
• Superior editing and writing skills
• Experience with social media marketing and/or blogging preferred or a willingness to learn
• Interest in the Middle East and US Foreign Policy
• All majors accepted; undergraduate applicants only*

• This is an unpaid internship.
• Class credits are not available.
• International travel is a possibility, but not guaranteed.

We are currently seeking interns for the 2017 summer and fall quarters. Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to Salomé Mohajer at salome[at] and include “CMED internship” in the subject line. In your résumé, be sure to list experiences you have had that required attention to detail, and let us know if you have language proficiency in Arabic, Hebrew, and/or Farsi. Your writing sample should demonstrate your ability to research, synthesize, and analyze information, but should also display your writing voice. You can present your writing with a formal essay or an informal blog-style piece.

*Unfortunately, CMED is only able to offer internships for current UCLA undergraduate students.

Published: Thursday, February 18, 2016

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