Capacity Building Programs Summer Internship

Deadline 24 April 2022

The Capacity Building Program intern will work with the department to implement programs funded by international donors.

The Intern will also facilitate necessary research and communication in coordination with external organizations; will get in-depth experience on how an international organization functions and will broaden the understanding of CVE and Countering Terrorism on a global scale.


  • Support existing CVE programs within the department;
  • Assist in the outreach of partners and relevant CVE stakeholders;
  • Collect research material on radicalization and violent extremism in relevant countries;
  • Support Hedayah’s event management team in logistics;
  • Provide administrative support, including taking notes of meetings and drafting reports;
  • Send weekly updates on relevant political news and global CVE activities;
  • Perform any relevant tasks when required.


  • Fluent in English. Any other languages, particularly Arabic, is considered an asset;

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;

  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team;

  • Ability to deal with several stakeholders coming from diverse

  • cultural backgrounds in the appropriate manner;

  • Results-driven and proactive personality;

  • Interest in working in an international, multicultural environment;

  • Interest in CVE preferred but not essential.

About the Department of Capacity Building Programs

The Capacity Building Programs Department aims to increase global effectiveness for countering violent extremism (CVE) through awareness-raising workshops and building local capacities. Furthermore, the Capacity Building Department draws on the emerging evidence base and intervention methodologies of the international CVE community.

The Department’s work examines the ‘push factors’ that make an environment more conducive to the growth of violent extremism; and the ‘pull factors’ that draw vulnerable individuals and groups towards violence; and then design empirical responses that aim to reduce the threat.

About Hedayah's Internship Program

The internship program at Hedayah has been in place since 2013. It has attracted individuals with international backgrounds from universities, both locally and globally. Interns are introduced to the means in which Hedayah tackles violent extremism and are provided hands-on experience in the day-to-day work to effectively achieve Hedayah’s mandate. They also actively contribute to Hedayah’s numerous programs and activities.

The program allows interns the opportunity to work directly with one of the departments at Hedayah, including dialogue and communications, capacity building programs and research and analysis. Hedayah interns are usually full-time undergraduate students, graduate students and/or individuals in their gap year.

The program ensures Hedayah is incorporating youth perspectives in advancing the efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism.

How to apply?

  • Please submit a CV, cover letter, and a writing sample to by the deadline. 
  • Due to a large number of applications, kindly note we will contact shortlisted candidates only a few weeks after the submission deadline.
  • You are welcome to apply to more than one internship position, however, please indicate and rank your preferences accordingly in your email.