Position Title :  Internship Program
Period : Fall 2018

Job Summary:

Gulf International Forum is offering a fall training opportunity for distinguished students and graduates. Internship programs are designed to help interns learn about the Gulf region through research/analysis and event planning. A cover letter is required stating why you would like to intern with us and what interests you in Middle East studies, particularly the Gulf region. There is a $500 monthly stipend for the internship. Interested applicants, please send an updated resume and cover letter to  info@gulfii.com .
Two Internship Programs Available:
*Please indicate which program you are applying to in your cover letter.*

(1)   Events and Social Media

The internship will provide a training opportunity to advance interns skills in pre-event preparations and post-event documentation. Specific training experiences may include, but are not limited to:
  • Learn how to prepare all event-related tasks, which includes -but not limited to- printouts, venue logistics before and during the event day, taking photos and check-in participants.
  • Learn how to promote GIF’s events and activities.
  • Assist in managing GIF social media accounts according to GIF standards for social media and information dissemination.
  • Assist in editing for all events related materials.
Desired Skills:
  • Undergraduate or recent graduate
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Flexibility to work extra hours to fulfill event preparation requirements
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Previous experience working on small or medium scale events preferred
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Diligent, dependable and hard working
  • Detail Oriented

(2) Research Assistant Intern (2 positions)

The internship will provide a training opportunity to advance interns research skills by providing assistance and support for the organization’s research and publications initiatives. However, given this is a start-up organization, the training opportunity may vary as the organization further develops. Specific training experiences may include, but are not limited to:
  • Learn how to monitor news trends on social media and promote organizations in social media.
  • Home editing skills, developing, and producing print and electronic promotional/informational material for the institute, including, but not limited to the website, press releases, newsletters, reports and other publications.
  • Learn how to plan and execute events.
  • Learn in other areas of organization based on demand.
Desired Skills:
  • Degree in liberal arts, public policy, political science, or related field.
  • Interest in the Gulf and Middle East region required.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to proactively multitask and prioritize.