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Dialogue and Communications Fall Internship

Deadline 8 May 2022

The Dialogue and Communications Intern will work closely with the Dialogue and Communications Department both administratively and logistically.

The Intern will facilitate the necessary research and communications in conjunction with external organizations on a global scale. S/he will get in-depth experience on how an international organization functions and will broaden the understanding of strategic communications programs in relation to Countering Violent Extremism and Countering Terrorism on a global scale.

Tasks

  • Support in strategic dialogues
  • Engage with CVE community and religious leaders
  • Assist in developing CVE counter-narratives
  • Work with various upcoming activities and initiatives from the Dialogue dept.
  • Support Hedayah’s stakeholder engagement efforts
  • Support Hedayah’s event management team in logistical event management
  • Display proficient IT skills
  • Provide administrative support, including taking notes of meetings and drafting reports
  • Speak and write in English to a high standard
  • Act in an apolitical and measured manner to further the goals of the Hedayah.

Requirements

  • Fluent in English. Any other languages, particularly Arabic, will be considered an asset;
  • Excellent communication, and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team;
  • Ability to work 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;
  • Experience in CVE or international relations is preferred but not essential.

About the Department of Dialogue and Communications

The Dialogue and Communications Department aims to be the primary global connector for coordinating strategic dialogues and improving effective collaboration for CVE government officials, civil society organizations, strategists, policymakers, and experts.

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.

When can you intern?

Hedayah usually follows the standard university academic calendar (Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters), which indicates interns can join Hedayah during Fall (End of August – December), Spring (February – May) and Summer (end of May – August).

These time periods may vary on an individual basis. We strongly recommend applying at least one-two months before the month you would like to begin your internship and indicate your preference in your application. Please note our internships are unpaid and voluntary.

How to apply?

  • Please submit a CV, cover letter, and a writing sample to interns@hedayah.ae 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.