ANERA Internships

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Internships are available throughout the year to undergraduates who have completed at least one year of school, recent graduates, and graduate students. Positions are available for summer, fall or winter with the possibility for year-long internships. Work hours can range from 20 to 35 hours a week. Internships are paid.


ANERA is one of the largest, oldest American non-profits working in the Middle East. We are a non-political and non-religious organization that helps local institutions become more self-sufficient and effective in serving their communities. Every project is planned in consultation with the communities that ultimately benefit — an approach that ensures relevancy and commitment, and secures the long-term viability of the projects.

The Work

Interns at ANERA are directly involved in the work of the teams they support, from details to strategic planning. They attend weekly meetings and participate in brainstorming and implementation. It is an opportunity for hands-on experience in fundraising and international development from the viewpoint of a non-profit organization. Depending on which team you support, your work could include dealing with donors, database research for new business development, drafting and/or editing funding proposals, writing and/or editing stories for the website and social media, press releases, or tracking and monitoring in-kind donation deliveries to communities in the Middle East.

Ideal internship candidates are resourceful, enterprising and good team players. All interns are expected to handle some clerical duties.

Internship Opportunities



The fundraising team advances the mission of ANERA through innovative and project-oriented fundraising activities. The team identifies potential donors and funding sources and drafts proposals, based on our project experience and field expertise.

Interns will help identify potential sources of individual and foundation support. Assist in the development of new and imaginative fundraising approaches, and in preparation of proposals and project plans. Work on logistics, such as travel arrangements or conference calls to assist contact with donors. Help prepare project reports for individual donors; compile, copy and mail documents to board members. Regularly attend team and staff meetings, provide assistance answering phones. Help with maintaining databases to record donor contacts.

Interns also will help research and write/edit relevant reports on ANERA programs for publication. Help edit success stories for publication on the website. Assist the communications team in developing informational materials and research media outlets.

Required Skills
Good writing and editing skills
Microsoft Office and Excel
Strong online research skills (finding addresses, death records etc.)
Knowledge of Google Apps (Drive, Calendar, Docs, etc.)

Desired Skills
Database experience a plus
Ability to use PowerPoint
Ability to creatively navigate social media, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
Ability to use Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator a real plus

Application Process

Deadlines for applications are:

Fall (August/September – December): July 15
Spring (January– May): November 15
Summer (May – August): March 15

Send the following to with the subject line “Internship”:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Brief writing sample on a topic relevant to the Middle East or development issues
  • A list of relevant skills, such as knowledge of Arabic, InDesign, database, WordPress, social media
  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have at least two years of college study
  • The dates you are available to work (for internships longer than the periods stated above, please indicate this and specify your dates)