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Anera looks for skilled and passionate individuals to help us improve the lives of refugees and impoverished families in Palestine and Lebanon.

About Anera

Anera (formerly American Near East Refugee Aid) is one of the oldest and largest US non-governmental organizations (NGOs) providing humanitarian assistance and human development programs exclusively focused in the Middle East’s Levant region. Since 1968, Anera has worked with and on behalf of displaced and vulnerable Palestinians, Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, and Iraqis. In 2020, with a staff of just over 100, Anera delivered more than $100 million in assistance. Anera is consistently a top-rated charity with the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator and Guidestar, and is a trusted partner of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations agencies, scores of foundations and institutional donors, and thousands of private individual and family donors.

Anera is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Internship Opportunities

in Washington, DC

About Anera Internships

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.

Hourly Rate: $16.10 per hour

Start Date: January 2023-May 2023

Location:  Remote within the U.S (EST)

About Us:

Since 1968, Anera has helped refugees and others hurt by conflicts in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan live with purpose and hope.

Anera, which has no political or religious affiliation, works on the ground with partners in Palestine (West Bank and Gaza), Lebanon and Jordan. We mobilize resources for immediate emergency relief and for sustainable, long-term health, education, and economic development. Our staff serve in their communities, navigating the politics that constrict progress to get help where it’s needed most.

That’s how Anera received more than $112 million in support of programs in 2021 alone, and it’s how we will keep building better lives until hope finds its way in the Middle East.

Position Summary:

The Communications Intern will provide administrative support to the communications team at Anera, and support to other teams if opportunity allows. The ideal candidate will have a strong connection to Anera's mission and be eager to learn more about the various facets of Anera's fundraising, communication, and business development work. The intern must be detail-oriented, able to juggle competing priorities, and have strong writing and research skills. This position will offer opportunities to further interns' knowledge and experience in communications in a fast-paced office environment, while also allowing for opportunities to explore the development sector as a whole.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research, write/edit relevant reports on Anera programs for publication
  • Edit success stories for publication on Anera’s website
  • Assist the communications team in developing informational materials and social media content 
  • Converts technical and project proposals to external facing content (including fundraising documents, social media posts, website content, etc.)
  • Create new content from existing content (blog posts, reports, program presentations, etc.) to support Communications
  • Copywriting to simplify language to ensure consistent branding and accessible reading levels for public consumption
  • Organizing photos from program staff for use in publications
  • Supporting original research by finding sources and secondary materials

Expectations

  • Remote internship opportunity with preference for candidates in Eastern Time Zone 
  • Follow a consistent, regular working schedule of at least 15 hours per week
  • Complete projects and tasks in a timely manner by established deadlines
  • Meet weekly with direct manager and provide tasks and project updates

Qualifications/Skills: If you have a combination of some of these skills or other relevant experience, we welcome you to apply.

  • Pursuing writing intensive major (English, Political Science, History, or other related field of study) 
  • Extensive writing experience 
  • Social media experience preferred 
  • Knowledge of eastern MENA region preferred

To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to jobs@anera.org with "Communications Intern" in subject line. Please limit writing samples to 5 pages or less.

Hourly Rate: $16.10 per hour

Start Date: January 2023-May 2023

Location:  Washington, D.C (hybrid-work schedule) 

About Us:

Since 1968, Anera has helped refugees and others hurt by conflicts in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan live with purpose and hope.

Anera, which has no political or religious affiliation, works on the ground with partners in Palestine (West Bank and Gaza), Lebanon and Jordan. We mobilize resources for immediate emergency relief and for sustainable, long-term health, education, and economic development. Our staff serve in their communities, navigating the politics that constrict progress to get help where it’s needed most.

That’s how Anera received more than $112 million in support of programs in 2021 alone, and it’s how we will keep building better lives until hope finds its way in the Middle East.

Position Summary:

The Fundraising Intern will provide administrative support to the fundraising team at Anera (and support our Communication and BD team when need arises). The ideal candidate will have a strong connection to Anera's mission and be eager to learn more about the various facets of Anera's fundraising work. The intern must be detail-oriented, able to juggle competing priorities, and have strong writing and research skills. This position will offer opportunities to further interns' knowledge and experience in fundraising in a fast-paced office environment, while also allowing for opportunities to explore the greater development sector as a whole. 

Please note that this is a hybrid-remote internship with in-office work in our D.C office.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identify potential sources of individual, foundation and corporate support
  • Provide creative solutions with the development of new and imaginative fundraising approaches 
  • Coordinate travel arrangements, conference calls and provide logistical support for donors
  • Prepare project reports for individual donors, compile, copy and mail documents to board members and donors
  • Regularly attend team and staff meetings and respond to donor inquiries
  • Utilize keen attention to detail when maintaining databases to record donor contacts and assist with donor and prospect research
  • Research, write/edit relevant reports on Anera programs for publication
  • Assist with preparation of proposals and project plans 
  • Assist with reports on Anera’s programs for publication 

Expectations

  • Maintain a high level of professionalism in the workplace
  • Follow a consistent, regular working schedule of at least 28 hours per week
  • Complete projects and tasks in a timely manner by established deadlines
  • Meet weekly with direct manager and provide tasks and project updates

Qualifications/Skills: If you have a combination of some of these skills or other relevant experience, we welcome you to apply.

  • Be a junior or above in college, preference on writing and research-base majors (English, History, Political Science, or applicable major)
  • Research writing, and editing skills
  • Knowledge of Google Apps (Drive, Calendar, Docs, etc.)
  • Database experience a plus
  • Ability to use Powerpoint, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator a plus

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