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Intern, Middle East And North Africa Team (MAGHREB), REMOTE, HOME BASED

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Organization: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

Country: Home-based

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and civil society to build the institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include enterprise ecosystems, democratic governance, business advocacy, anti-corruption & ethics, and trade.

Description: CIPE’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) team is committed to supporting democratic and market reform-oriented civil society actors across the region to play a leading role in building democratic institutions. The intern will be responsible for assisting the CIPE MENA team (specifically the Maghreb subregional team) in researching current events related to the economy, entrepreneurship, and democracy in the MENA region, conducting open-source research to inform future programming, and advancing the MENA department’s external communications.

Internship opportunity: Intern, Middle East and North Africa Team (Maghreb)

Reports To: Associate Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa Team (Maghreb)

Timeframe: Spring 2022 (anticipated start date: early February 2022)

Learning Objectives:

Broader understanding of the role and operations of international development organizations.

Strengthened writing skills, demonstrated through blog posts and development of social media content.

Exposure to project management skills, including productivity tools, project monitoring, and reporting.

Increased understanding of business advocacy, barriers to women’s economic empowerment, and anti-corruption efforts in North Africa.

Learn how to write press releases, blogs, and other social media communication.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Research and track current events in specific countries and create news digests for program staff; develop discussion questions for team based on this research

Perform research to provide background information on various issues related to economic reform and democratic governance

Perform background research on potential partners and future program topics c00s027 CWdGWo

With support from Maghreb staff, participate in program work, including activities such as partner calls, brainstorming on new projects and strategies, analyzing partner publications and helping with program tracking. Attend virtual events on relevant topics at CIPE and other international affairs institutions.

Provide copyediting and writing support.

Assist the team with short-term and long-term reporting on project activities.

Contribute to department’s social media outreach.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Undergraduate (junior-level or higher) or graduate student or recent graduate majoring in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Public Policy, Gender Studies, Communications, Middle Eastern studies, or another related field.

Demonstrated interest in the political and economic trends of North Africa, especially in relation to business advocacy, health, and women’s economic empowerment.

Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze information.

Strong verbal and written communication skills in French and English required; other regional languages useful but not required.

Strong attention to detail.

Ability to work both with a team and independently.

Enthusiasm and willingness to learn about international development and democracy.

Spring 2022 interns will have the option to work in a hybrid format (from the CIPE office and remotely) or fully remotely. This is a paid internship with part-time hours.