Internships

Internship Opportunities

Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) seeks inquisitive, independent, and enthusiastic interns interested in working for peace regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through supporting and equipping grassroots advocacy and education. Interns are essential to our work and receive mentoring and valuable experience through their internship.

Most of our interns work from our Washington, DC office, but some internships are also available in Atlanta, Seattle, New York, and remotely. Interns must be willing to support CMEP’s current policy positions.

CMEP is in Washington, DC, and is accessible by public transportation. No parking is available. Interns work a flexible 15+ hours per week, mostly between 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday.

Depending on your internship focus area, responsibilities may include:

  • Provide research support for legislative activities and publications or provide support for grassroots activities and publications
  • As team member, develop and implement campaign tactics to engage new grassroots advocates
  • Post on CMEP’s Facebook page to increase engagement with supporters, and cross-post content among CMEP platforms
  • Develop resources for online distribution; promoting and distributing resources
  • Contribute to and support advocacy conference/regional event planning (seasonal)
  • Contribute to office activities which includes: mailing, copying, faxing, data entry, filing
  • Attend Congressional briefings and other events related to Middle East issues and policy
  • Contribute to and support advocacy conference planning (seasonal)
  • Provide legislative support for grassroots activities
  • Update media, congressional, and member contact lists

Qualified Applicants are:

  • Resourceful, hardworking, and organized college or graduate students with excellent communication and good writing and editing skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
  • Competent in online research, blogs, social networks, and other applications and platforms.
  • Familiar with or willing to learn basic WordPress.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Proficient with or willing to learn Google Apps (Gmail, Drive, Calendar)
  • Deadline-oriented, able to work as part of a team, and committed to Churches for Middle East Peace’s goals.
  • Knowledgeable regarding, or at least interested with a willingness to learn about, the Middle East, especially Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. (Some internship positions require prior knowledge of Middle East history, culture, and/or politics.)
  • Willing to learn.
  • Able to work 15-40 a week for two-twelve months.
  • Interested in nonprofit work, political advocacy, Christian advocacy, peacebuilding, and/or issues related to the Middle East.

Intern Job Descriptions

Church Engagement Intern: While building non-profit expertise an intern with CMEP will be part of our work to encourage US government policies that actively promote a just, lasting, and comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Intern will assist the work of the Manager of External Relationships by working with CMEP Church Partners. Tasks and responsibilities may include developing resources for church use, contacting existing and potential church partners, attending meetings and speaking events, developing social media strategies to encourage Christian engagement on the issue, and writing devotionals. Preference given to seminary students for this internship. Available in DC or Seattle.

Development Intern: Intern will assist in donor outreach, database management, donation processing and acknowledgement, and other activities designed to increase CMEP’s reach and capacity towards our work to encourage US government policies that actively promote a just, lasting, and comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This is the perfect opportunity for those who would like to work in the nonprofit sector to gain valuable non-profit development experience.

Government Affairs Intern: While building research expertise an intern with CMEP will be part of our work to encourage US government policies that actively promote a just, lasting, and comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Intern will provide research and logistical support for legislative activities such as congressional meetings, Advocacy Summits. While interning with CMEP there will be opportunities to attend meetings with congressional offices as well as other government and NGO offices.  This intern will also have the opportunity to represent CMEP at coalition meetings as well as help with logistical planning for coalition events such as briefings with CMEP partners.

Communication Intern:  Intern will increase their knowledge and mastery of multiple communication platforms including social media sites, webpage builders, graphic design programs, and supporter communication platforms as well as gaining skills and knowledge in effective donor and supporter communications. This intern will assist in creating long-range communication plans and creating relevant, timely, and attention-getting marketing materials that further our work to encourage US government policies that actively promote a just, lasting, and comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While interning with CMEP, there may be opportunities to attend meetings with congressional offices as well as other government and NGO offices.

Non Profit Administration Intern: While building expertise in office operations and donor/database management, an intern with CMEP will be part of our work to encourage US government policies that actively promote a just, lasting, and comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Intern will assist in day-to-day office operations, database management, donation processing and acknowledgement, and donor outreach.  This is the perfect opportunity for those who would like to work in the nonprofit sector to gain valuable operations and nonprofit administration experience. Available in DC or Atlanta.

Research Intern: While building research expertise a research intern with CMEP will be part of our work to encourage US government policies that actively promote a just, lasting, and comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Intern will support CMEP’s policy analysis and publications through research and analysis of specific issues related the Israel-Palestinian conflict such as settlements, child detention, Gaza and Christians in the Middle East. Poised at the unique intersection of religion and politics CMEP provides research interns with an opportunity to connect policy research to religious actors.

TO APPLY

Send PDFs of your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to applications@cmep.org. We accept applications on a rolling basis until positions are filled.  This is a volunteer internship; stipends are not available at this time.

Volunteer Opportunities for others who are not college students are also available. Click here to learn more.