Internship, Doha
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Spring 2013 Internship

Brookings Doha Center

Foreign Policy Program

Based in Qatar, the Brookings Doha Center (BDC) is an initiative of the Brookings Institution that advances high-quality, independent research and policy analysis on the Middle East. The Center maintains a reputation for policy impact and cutting-edge, field-oriented research on socioeconomic and geopolitical issues facing the Middle East, including relations with the United States.

In pursuing its mission, the Brookings Doha Center undertakes research and programming that engages elements of government, civil society, the media, and academia on key public policy issues in the following four core areas:

  • Democratization, political reform and public policy;
  • Middle East relations with emerging Asian nations, including the geopolitics and economies of energy;
  • Conflict and peace processes in the region;
  • Educational, institutional, and political reform in the Gulf countries.
Open to a broad range of views, the Brookings Doha Center is a hub for Brookings scholarship in the region.

Current Opportunity

The Brookings Doha Center (BDC) is seeking full or part-time interns for Spring, 2013 to assist scholars and research staff with the following tasks:

  • Work with research staff to collect and analyze information on developments in the region; review and assemble relevant literature materials, including press reports, publications, government data, documents, and reports from a wide variety of sources.
  • Provide research support for BDC Fellows in the core topic areas mentioned above.
  • Monitor and summarize current developments in relevant research areas.
  • Assist with organizing events or providing administrative support as needed.

The Center seeks candidates with a demonstrated interest in Middle East politics and/or U.S. foreign policy in the region. Both undergraduates and graduate students in Middle East studies or international affairs are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a strong academic background and excellent writing and research skills. Knowledge of Arabic is highly desirable.

This internship is based in Doha, Qatar. Because of its location, a valid driver's license and willingness to drive is required. Office hours of the Brookings Doha Center (BDC) often require an evening segment for coordination with Washington, events, and other purposes. Internships are unpaid and require a minimum time commitment of 15 hours per week. BDC will not pay for any international travel or accommodation in Doha. BDC will pay up to QR 700/month to facilitate local transportation.


Please email your cover letter and resume (and any questions) to:

Attn: Intern Coordinator

Brookings Doha Center

Phone: +974 44227800

Fax: +974 44227801


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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