Arab Studies Institute

Washington DC - Beirut

T 703-688-2745


The Arab Studies Institute (ASI) is now offering new internship opportunities that involve training and production at various levels in one of ASI’s four organizations: Arab Studies Journal, Jadaliyya, Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs, Quilting Point, and Tadween Press. The internships offered are in several areas, but we are particularly looking for the following:


Research Associates for a project on knowledge production within academia, think-tanks, pop-culture, and the media.


Editors and Copy-Editors with experience in editing and knowledge of the region (Arabic and English language).


Reporters/Researchers for Jadaliyya (English and Arabic language).


Audio/Video Editors and Producers



Cover letter (clearly indicating your area of interest and previous expertise)


Resume or CV (Required) & Writing sample portfolio (optional)


two references (contact information and relationship)

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Internships involve a ten- to fifteen-hour weekly commitment, mostly via cyber-space. Location of applicants need not be in Washington DC in most cases. Inquiries may be sent to:

Arab Studies Institute Internship for Credit Program

The Arab Studies Institute’s Internship for Credit Program is designed to work with qualified undergraduate and graduate students who would like to earn college credit while participating in an internship with ASI. While the exact conversion of internship hours to credit hours will be determined by the requirements of the individual student’s program, ASI has prepared a list of standardized expectations which conform to national standards for internship for credit programs.


Benefit to the Student Intern


Of foremost concern to ASI is the benefits the student will receive while completing this program, and we expect that each student intern will have the opportunity to achieve the following benefits in addition to working toward academic credit:

  • Career-related experience
  • Practical knowledge of the field
  • Opportunity to explore career avenues
  • Valuable experience for CVs/resumes
  • Increased practice-based self-confidence
  • Training which enhances conventional classroom learning methods
  • Letters of recommendation from supervisor(s) and co-workers

To apply, please click here.


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.