American University of Beirut

Internship Program at IFI


Are you a motivated university student interested in contributing to the fields of public policy and international affairs? Make sure you apply to our upcoming internship program!​

The next session is the Summer internship, which will start on June 10, 2024

​IFI accepts applications from undergraduate and graduate students at all levels. Our work is mostly in English and Arabic is an asset, but not a requirement. 

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Deadlines for internship applications

​Summer 2024 session
April 5, 2024
Fall 2024-2025 session
August 2​, 2024


Duration ranges between 2 to 3 ​months, with an expected 15-20 hours per week. 

Support and Benefits 

Campus Benefits: The Institute will provide interns internet connection and access to AUB campus and AUB library. 

Certificate of completion: A certificate of completion will be provided to interns by the end of the internship session. 

IFI Units

​Applicants are expected to specify to which IFI unit they are applying to:

  1. Climate Change and Environment
  2. Refugee Research and Policy 
  3. Arab and International Affairs
  4. Women, Peace, and Security Hub​​
  5. Economics
  6. Communications
  7. Finance and Adminstration
  8. Research Development

Application Process

​To apply, please send all of the following to 

1. CV/resume. 

2. Letter of purpose stating the specific IFI unit you are applying to. 

3. One recommendation letter (academic or professional)​.

Shortlisted candidates will be called in for an interview. Due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Additional Resources

Before submitting their application, it is strongly recommended that all applicants read the documents carefully, for details on how to apply and what to expect from the internship.

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