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.
- Blog: Research new blog ideas; Write, proofread and peer edit posts
- Social Media & Publicity: Update Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter; Assist in writing CMED publicity pieces; Advertise lectures; Assist with events.
- Research: Supplemental research for Prof. Spiegel’s work; Proof and Edit; Fact-check; Compile research team reports
- Conferences: Create internal Biobook; Update Contacts in Outlook; Gather contacts; Proof Agenda; Proof badges.
- Misc. Administrative Tasks (2 hours per week)
- Minimum 10 hours/week commitment for one quarter
- Superior editing, writing and research skills; prior research experience preferred
- 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
- Interest in the Middle East, US Foreign Policy, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
- All majors accepted
Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid, Internship credit
Applying: Submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to (Ms.) Cody Saleh at csaleh[at]international.ucla.edu with the subject line “CMED Internship”. The writing sample should demonstrate your ability to research, synthesize, and analyze information. Be sure to mention language proficiency in Arabic, Hebrew, and/or Persian.