Gulf Programs Intern

Education for Employment
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Nov 07

Position description

Education For Employment (EFE) creates job opportunities for unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by linking world-class job training to job placements and alumni support for continued success and civic engagement. Working in the region with world’s highest youth unemployment rate, EFE has pioneered an innovative, demand-driven model for youth employment, distinctive for measuring results in job outcomes rather than training numbers alone. Another distinctive feature of EFE’s model is to co-create locally-run non-profit organizations or affiliates in each country of operation, led by local business and civil society leaders who have the leverage, insight, and credibility to initiate sustainable change in their societies. Supported by our hub offices in Washington DC, New York, Madrid, and Dubai, our affiliates in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia lead a variety of trainings for unemployed youth and help them all the way through to being placed in jobs.

This model has led to EFE being recognized as one of the world’s leading social enterprises by the World Economic Forum, United Nations, Clinton Global Initiative, and media outlets like The Economist, The Financial Times, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Bloomberg, Barrons, The BBC, Al Jazeera, Harvard Business Review and numerous others.

EFE seeks a Gulf Programs intern to support grant writing, research, and reporting for fall and winter 2017.


  • Draft and edit programmatic reports and updates for donors as required by grant agreements

  • Draft concept notes, proposals, and other supporting documentation for grant applications

  • Perform research on government, foundation, corporate and individual grant programs in order to evaluate potential grant


  • Perform targeted research on country sectors, development initiatives and statistics to strengthen grant proposals

  • Translate documents for reports and programs English-Arabic

  • Opportunity to take on special projects such as board development and strategic initiatives.

  • The graduate intern will report directly to the Director of Gulf Programs


    • BA holder or current graduate student with some interest and experience in office administration, nonprofits, and international relations

    • Regional knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) business and youth employment environment

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write persuasively, clearly and concisely and to blend information

      from multiple sources into a single, effective fundraising document.

    • Good graphic design skills, including creating effective presentations, graphs, and infographics

    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Visio), Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop.

    • Fluency or familiarity in Arabic strongly preferred

Candidate must be flexible, enthusiastic, a quick learner, and able to work independently


The exact nature of your internship will depend on a combination of your skills and interest, and will be discussed during the interview process. Internships are unpaid, with no stipends available. Internships during the academic year will be part-time, 10-20 hours per week, based in EFE’s Washington, DC office. Flexibility of schedule and office space may be offered to accommodate student course schedules or other job commitments, but will depend on performance, reliability, and completion of assigned tasks.

Education For Employment (EFE) is an equal employment opportunity employer. It is EFE’s policy to seek out and hire, at all levels, individuals without regard to race, religion, age, color, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or physical ability. We affirm our policy of offering equal employment opportunities to all individuals through our employment practices. 

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