The Kurdistan Regional Government Representation in the U.S. (KRG-US) is seeking candidates currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs for a full-time semester-long internship. Internships are offered fall (September-December), winter (January-April) and summer (May-August). The KRG Representation in the U.S. works to develop, deepen, and strengthen Kurdistan’s political, economic and cultural interests in the United States. The KRG-US provides up-to-date, comprehensive information on Iraqi Kurdistan and a visible, accessible presence for all questions, communications, and opportunities for American institutions and policymakers. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Attending think tank events and Congressional hearings relevant to Iraqi Kurdistan, Writing analytical summary reports about panel discussions, legislation, and publications; Assisting with planning and coordinating KRG delegation visits to the U.S.; Creating content for the official website and social media sites; Overseeing the reception desk and providing administrative support to all members of the KRG-US office; Completing special projects as needed, including independent research on topics relevant to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq;
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Strong organizational skills (detail-oriented and ability to multi-task)
Strong research skills
Strong computer skills (specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point)
Ability to work independently and with others
Available to work 35 hours per week
Kurdish language proficiency (reading, writing, and speaking) is desirable but not required
A stipend will be provided.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample (2-3 pages maximum) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “KRG-US Internship” in the subject heading of the email. Applications will be considered until August 30th, 2013 or until the position is filled.