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Internship Opportunities with the Journal of Palestine Studies

08/02/2016
The Journal of Palestine Studies, the oldest English-language academic journal devoted exclusively to Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict, is a mix of peer-reviewed scholarly articles, reports, essays, and interviews, and includes documentary and other current materials useful to researchers. Published quarterly by the University of California Press at Berkeley, JPS is edited at the Washington, D.C. affiliate of the Beirut-based Institute for Palestine Studies, which also maintains an office in Ramallah. Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, is the journal’s editor.

JPS seeks editorial interns each trimester to assist in the production of the journal and building the journal’s database. In addition to furthering their knowledge and experience of publishing, candidates will have a serious interest in some aspect of the modern Middle East. As an integral part of a small editorial team, interns participate in weekly editorial meetings and perform a broad range of tasks. They work mainly with the assistant editor, who ensures that their duties serve the journal’s needs and also build their skills.

In addition to receiving a modest monthly transportation stipend, interns have access to the Institute’s extensive library and substantial research resources. They are also encouraged to participate in local panel discussions and Palestine-related events in the Washington, D.C. area.

Responsibilities:
  • Providing research, writing, and editorial assistance to JPS editorial staff, as needed.
  • Tracking current events relating to Palestine-Israel.
  • Helping build and maintain journal indices.
  • Contributing to the Institute’s blog, Palestine Square.
  • Assisting the editorial team with other miscellaneous tasks required to produce the journal.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong research skills and excellent English communication abilities. Knowledge of Arabic (and/or Hebrew) preferred but not required.
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program in Middle East studies, journalism, international/global studies, history, or related disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Follow-through, reliability, punctuality, and attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style preferred.
  • Basic Microsoft Office, with proficiency in Word and Excel.
 
Availability Requirements:
Editorial interns should be available to work 15-20 hours/week.
 
The application deadlines for each trimester are as follows:
  • Fall (September-December): 31 July
  • Spring (January-May): 15 November
  • Summer (June-August): 15 March

How to Apply:
Send the following materials to jps@palestine-studies.org by the relevant deadline. Please include the following:
  • a resumé
  • a cover letter;
  • a 5-7 page writing sample (can be an excerpt from a longer paper);
  • days and times you would be available to work.
 
Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by email. No telephone calls please.
 
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