GMU-ASI INTERNSHIPS INITIATIVE
As part of the Arab Studies Institute's (ASI) affiliation with George Mason University (GMU), we are now offering two new internship opportunities related to the Knowledge Production Project. Internship recipients will be restricted to GMU students, with preference for graduate students with a record of prior publications. The internship will commence in August 2013 and will end on December 20, 2013. It will involve a stipend of $1000-$1500 (depending on merit/publication record) for each recipient as well as training in selected areas. It also involves mentorship for the purpose of producing publishable work/research. This internship initiative is a function of partnership between ASI-PIA (Department of Public and International Affairs).
KPP research will be published with Tadween Publishing as well as in peer-reviewed Journals and other publications. Tadween's Editorial Board represents pioneers and luminaries in the field of Middle East studies as well as some of the most promising rising scholars.
KNowledge Production Project - Middle east
The internships offered are related primarily (but not exclusively) to ASI's Knowledge Production Project. This eight-year project aims at gathering/mining, organizing, and analyzing knowledge produced on the Middle East, primarily in the English-speaking world, since 1979. The KPP involves the creation of six databases that catalog all peer-reviewed articles on the region, all books, and a variety of other print, visual, and online sources of knowledge, including think-tank policy papers, films, translated books, and websites, to be made available to the general public. KPP is primarily geared towards educators, researchers, and close observers of the region.
ASI is looking for candidates who are self-motivated, prone to collaborative efforts, and eager to develop their skills in a variety of respects. Despite specialization in particular areas, ASI interns will be trained to develop various sets of skills (including writing, type-setting, editing, networking, managing, and/or administrating), especially if they remain on board for more than one term.
Applicants should apply online by clicking here and make sure you provide the following (Please do not send applications by email):
· Cover letter (clearly indicating your area of interest and previous expertise)
· Resume or CV
· One recommendation letter and two references (contact information only)
· Writing sample or portfolio (mandatory for this internship)
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until 7 June 2013. Internships involve a fifteen- to twenty-hour workweek, mostly via cyber-space. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Inquiries may be sent to info@ArabStudiesInstitute.org