The Carnegie Middle East Center is an independent policy research institute based in Beirut, Lebanon, and part of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The center provides in-depth analysis of the political, socioeconomic, and security issues facing the Middle East and North Africa. It draws its scholarship from a pool of top regional experts, working in collaboration with Carnegie’s other research centers in Beijing, Brussels, Moscow, New Delhi, and Washington.

Current employment/internship opportunities are listed below. We welcome the opportunity to review resumes for open positions. Please note we accept resumes for posted positions only. Unsolicited resumes are not retained.

  • Project Co-Director/Manager

    The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States, is seeking a project co-director/manager to work on a project based out of the Carnegie Middle East Center. This project is anticipated to be a three-year assignment.

    The co-director/manager will be responsible for working with a team of scholars to help manage a project related to civil-military relations in Arab states. The project co-director/manager will supervise a team of research assistants, conduct his/her own research, write policy briefs, and engage with partner research institutes and defense sector officials.

    The position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent experience. Fluency in spoken and written Arabic as well as good command of English is required. The successful candidate must be able to work in Lebanon. Full-time consultancy at $4,000 per month.

    To apply, please submit your Resume/CV and cover letter in English via the Carnegie website: https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/677687.html.

  • Communications Internship (Unpaid)

    The Carnegie Middle East Center (CMEC) is seeking communications interns in Beirut to work for three to six months on a full-time basis.

    Responsibilities will include article editing; liaising with local, regional, and international media; providing assistance to the Communications team; organizing events such as conferences and briefings; helping with website maintenance in English, Arabic and French; and contributing to the promotion of Carnegie publications.

    The position is unpaid; a monthly stipend is provided for transportation expenses.

    Candidates should have excellent verbal and written command of English and Arabic; fluency in French is desirable; completion or pursuit of a post graduate degree in journalism, communications, political science, international relations or similar; previous media experience, especially in video/audio; and proven interest in international relations/Middle East Affairs. Multimedia skills are highly desirable. To apply, candidates must submit a resume and cover letter via the Carnegie website: https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/491495.html.

    IMPORTANT:

    Carnegie Middle East Center is not responsible for arranging accommodations or facilitating visa applications for prospective candidates.

    The Center will contact only those candidates who are extended an interview.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group.

  • Research Internship (Unpaid)

    The Carnegie Middle East Center (CMEC) encourages graduate and post-graduate students to apply to be Research Interns. Interns are selected for period of three to six months on a full-time basis.

    The research interns will assist the Center’s scholars in their research on political, economic, security and education reforms topics related to the MENA region. Interns can expect to benefit directly from working at an international think-tank, with exposure to its inner mechanisms and the opportunity to contribute to our scholars’ work. Successful applicants will also have access to all Carnegie MEC meetings, symposia and other events.

    The position is unpaid; a monthly stipend is provided for transportation expenses.

    Requirements: BA or MA in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Middle East Studies, Education, Sociology or any related field; excellent skills in the Microsoft suite; good command of Arabic and English; French is a plus. Previous experience in research is welcomed. To apply, candidates must submit a resume and cover letter via the Carnegie website at https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/329371.html.

    IMPORTANT:

    Carnegie Middle East Center is not responsible for arranging accommodations or facilitating visa applications for prospective candidates.

    The Center will contact only those candidates who are extended an interview.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group.

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