Paid Internship: Institute for Inclusive Security (MIddle East Focus), Washington, DC or Cambridge, MA



Hunt Alternatives Fund includes an operating foundation and a private grant making foundation that advance innovative and inclusive approaches to social change at local, national, and global levels.  For more information please see our website at

A program of the Fund, The Institute for Inclusive Security works to transform the international security paradigm. Sustainable peace is possible only when those who shape policy include women and other affected groups in the prevention and transformation of violent conflict. Guided by this belief and vision, our mission is to increase the participation of all stakeholders—particularly women—in preventing, resolving, and rebuilding after deadly conflicts. We do this by:

  • Strengthening the will and capacity of those who shape peace and security policy
  • Providing research on why inclusion matters and guidance on how it can be achieved
  • Equipping women to contribute effectively to peace processes
  • Building coalitions of diverse leaders who offer practical solutions to intractable conflicts
  • Forming partnerships with others to strengthen the nascent field of women, peace, and security


The Institute for Inclusive Security is seeking an intern to work with their Middle East team throughout the 2013 spring semester for about 15-20 hours per week. This is a paid internship ideal for someone interested in women’s inclusion in peace and transition processes in the Middle East and North Africa. This position could be based in either Cambridge, MA or Washington, DC.



  • Review daily news clips to keep Middle East team abreast of key stories related to women’s leadership and suggest content for social media;
  • Make logistical arrangements for staff traveling to the region;
  • Conduct research and draft a policy brief on women’s added value in the security sector, as well as potentially draft other pieces of writing on behalf of Inclusive Security;
  • Assist with identification and contact with women leaders from the MENA region;
  • Attend relevant events, as needed; and
  • Provide general administrative and logistical support as needed, included but not limited to printing, compiling collateral, and photocopying.


  • Several years of undergraduate study in political science, international studies, or a related field;
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in the Middle East and North Africa region;
  • Excellent research, writing, and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong ability to take initiative and work independently;
  • Demonstrated experience with making logistical arrangements;
  • Positive attitude and mature judgment;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and thrive whether the project is independent or collective;
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, Word, Power Point, and Excel required, experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred; and
  • Experience or interest in the women, peace, and security field preferred;
  • Arabic language skills are a plus.


Interested applicants may send a letter of interest and a resume/CV to  hr(at)  Please write “Spring Intern – Middle East” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.

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