Recruiting Type: 
Intern
Digital & Editorial Production Internship
Date: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Recruiting Office: 
IPS Washington
Location: 
Remote
Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2024

20 December 2023

Digital & Editorial Production Internship (12-15 hrs/week – paid) | 12 weeks
TWO Internship positions are listed, please read carefully

The Institute for Palestine Studies-USA is looking for two passionate and creative intern to join our team. They will closely work with the Senior Editor of Digital Strategy and Communications. Candidates should be current undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a communication, journalism, political science, English, or related major. Recent graduates are welcome to apply. This is a remote opportunity open to candidates worldwide. *We are also open to recruiting volunteers at reduced hours.* 

The interns will receive an orientation, skills-training, and a shipment of IPS publications. There are two internship positions — please indicate which you’d like to be considered for or if you’d like to be considered for both. See descriptions below.

Qualifications for both positions:

  • Ability to work independently and to make informed decisions;
  • Ability to read articles critically and pull information in a timely manner;
  • Basic knowledge of the history of the Middle East and specifically Palestinian history;
  • Detail-oriented and time management skills;

Preferred for digital content production position:

  • Basic Canva skills with a keen eye for clean design;
  • Excellent knowledge of X (Twitter), TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook practices;
  • Must be comfortable filming Reels and TikToks (showing face isn’t necessary);


Preferred for editorial content management position:

  • Excellent writing and copyediting skills;
  • Experience or interest in editing articles and web management;
     

Principal responsibilities for Digital Content Production internship position:

  • Create and suggest relevant social media posts (infographics, video, and captions) for IPS publications and projects, including the Journal of Palestine Studies, Jerusalem Quarterly, and the Palestine Square blog;
  • Assist in managing social media calendar and utilize scheduling tools;
  • Conceptualize digital promotional and outreach campaigns;
  • Write periodical news briefs, features, or commentary for the blog;
  • Some research and data entry tasks;
  • Monitor the news cycle surrounding Palestinian cultural and political affairs;

 

Principal responsibilities for Editorial Content Management internship position:

  • Write periodical news briefs, features, or commentary for the blog;
  • Proofread, copyedit, and fact-check blog articles;
  • Assist in updating the website with new articles;
  • Some research and data entry tasks;
  • Some translation tasks from Arabic to English (optional);
  • Monitor the news cycle and assist with soliciting pieces from new writers;

 

Stipend: $250 per month.

Internship duration:  Beginning of February – End of April (TBD)

Application deadline: January 10, 2023
We are prioritizing those who make the deadline. If you miss the deadline, that's okay,
please reach out so we can explore other ways to have you engage with the Institute.

Please email your resume and a brief cover letter to [email protected].

Due to the volume of applications that we receive every cycle, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to interview.

 

About Us: 
The Institute for Palestine Studies-USA is a 501 (c)(3) academic research institute located in Washington, DC. Its mission is exclusively devoted to educational research and documentation on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Please visit www.palestine-studies.org for more information. 

 

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