We are pleased to welcome applicants from Jordan and all over the world to our Internship Program. At CSS, we work on a variety of topics surrounding Arab and Middle Eastern politics. Successful applicants will be linked to a full-time researcher in CSS to assist that scholar in his or her research.

Applicants are encouraged to apply to work in one of these areas:

1. The politics of the Arab world and the Middle East.

2. Public opinion poll in the Arab world and the Middle East.

3. Gender and Gender Studies in the Arab World and the Middle East.

4. Islamic political activity and Islamic organization.

5. Jordanian politics.

6. Social and labor movements in the Arab world and the Middle East

responsibilities

Eligible candidates are either current students or recent graduates. Interns’ responsibilities include:

• Work as a research assistant to a researcher in CSS.

• Assist in preparing newsletters and reports.

• Assisting in research projects at the center.

• To help organize conferences in CSS.

• Depending on the intern’s supervisor’s desire, CSS researchers may also act as advisors to the intern’s individual research projects.

Internships are unpaid but there are a number of benefits on offer:

• Trainees will be provided with office space and information technology facilities.

• A certificate will be provided to all trainees upon successful completion of the training.

• Trainees will be allowed to attend the center’s activities free of charge.

Application and Logistics

At CSS, we accept interns three times a year: during the fall semester (September-December), the spring semester (January-May) and the summer semester (June-August). The duration of training can range from 3-12 months. In very rare cases, we may accept a one-month internship. We accept undergraduate, masters and doctoral students from all over the world. Please note that the application process is very competitive and positions are usually filled six to twelve months before the start of the internship period, and applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, please ensure that you apply at least 6 months before the start date of the internship. In order to submit an email to the Training Coordinator, Dr. Sarah Ababneh, a cover letter stating the time period you wish to be considered and an updated academic CV that includes your GPA. Additionally, in case of successful admission, please email us with a scanned copy of your passport and contact information for your relatives. Knowledge of Arabic is an added advantage but not a requirement. Please note that the internship is not paid and that successful candidates must make their own visa, accommodation and travel arrangements. Due to the highly competitive nature of our programme, we often have a long waiting list and are unable to provide seats to applicants who are not sure of their availability. Therefore, please email Dr. Ababneh immediately if there are any changes in the status of your application. Due to the highly competitive nature of our programme, we often have a long waiting list and are unable to provide seats to applicants who are not sure of their availability. Therefore, please email Dr. Ababneh immediately if there are any changes in the status of your application. Due to the highly competitive nature of our programme, we often have a long waiting list and are unable to provide seats to applicants who are not sure of their availability. Therefore, please email Dr. Ababneh immediately if there are any changes in the status of your application.

To apply please send an email:

Training Program Coordinator
Dr. Sarah Ababneh,
Center for Strategic Studies,
University of Jordan,
P.O. Box: 13146

Amman 11942- Jordan
Tel: +962 6530 0100

Direct: +962 6530 0113

Fax: +962 6535 5515
Email: [email protected]