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.
- 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.
- 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.
Editorial interns should be available to work 15-20 hours/week.
- Fall (September-December): 31 July
- Spring (January-May): 15 November
- Summer (June-August): 15 March
How to Apply:
- 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.