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The Middle East Forum seeks an intern for its Islamist Watch (IW) project. Using research and activism, IW combats the ideas and institutions of lawful Islamism in the United States and throughout the West. Arguing that "radical Islam is the problem, moderate Islam is the solution," we seek to expose the Islamist organizations that currently dominate the debate, while identifying and promoting the work of moderate Muslims. See more at islamist-watch.org

IW is looking for interns to assist us with research into Muslim Brotherhood, Jamaat-e-Islami, and Salafi networks across the United States. The successful applicant may work from anywhere in North America, provided they have a computer and a good internet connection.

This internship will provide a useful grounding for anyone interested in pursuing counter-extremism and counter-terrorism studies.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with research into Islamist operatives and organizations.
  • Gather, catalogue, and manage a database of sources.
  • Write, fact-check, and proofread articles on non-violent Islamism.

Candidate qualifications:

  • Interest in Islamism in the West.
  • Agreement with the outlook of the Middle East Forum.
  • Ability to write articles and blog posts
  • Good research skills and knowledge of social media.
  • Ability to take initiative, meet deadlines, show attention to details, and work simultaneously on multiple projects.
  • A rudimentary knowledge of video capture and editing (desired, but not necessary).
  • Foreign language skills (desired, but not necessary).

Location:

  • The successful candidate may work from anywhere in North America.

Employment status:

  • Internships are unpaid.

To apply:

Applicants should e-mail a cover letter and a copy of their resume to Thelma Prosser, the MEF office manager, at prosser@meforum.org, with the subject line: "IW Internship"