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.

  • Communications Internship (Unpaid)

    The Carnegie Middle East Center (CMEC), the Beirut center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, is seeking communications interns to work with its Beirut-based communications team 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; helping organize 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/970975.html.

    The 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), the Beirut center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, encourages graduate and post-graduate students to apply to be Research Interns in Beirut. Research 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 Middle East Center 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: https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/970977.html.

    The 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 Manager, Civil Military Relations in Arab States

    The Carnegie Middle East Center's Program on Civil Military Relations in Arab States (CMRAS) seeks a Research Manager. The Carnegie Middle East Center is part of a global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States.

    The Research Manager will lead the design and construction of an innovative online platform dealing with civil-military relations in Arab states. Applicants should have experience in designing and implementing research strategies relevant to turning the CMRAS program's intellectual framework into a concrete output. They must demonstrate the ability to head a team of researchers, oversee the collection and processing of different data streams, and turn these into a dynamic database within a strict timetable.

    The successful candidate will have a PhD and five years' experience or have equivalent practical experience in a related field, but does not seek a conventional academic career. The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate a high level of initiative and autonomy, and s/he must have native Arabic or equivalent fluency. S/he must also be able to travel easily to Arab countries.

    To apply, please submit your English Resume/CV and cover letter via the Carnegie website.

    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.

  • Content Manager/Consultant, Civil-Military Relations in Arab States

    The Carnegie Middle East Center's Program on Civil Military Relations in Arab States (CMRAS) seeks a Content Manager/Consultant to lead the design of an innovative online platform dealing with civil-military relations in Arab states. The position may be held on a full- or half-time basis.

    The successful candidate will oversee the construction of the platform and the installation of a user-friendly content management system (CMS). S/he will work with the program’s research team and director to adapt the design to their feedback/output, publish content, and run the platform’s social media outreach.

    Applicants should have several years of relevant experience, including web skills and some journalistic background. S/he must have native Arabic, and a working proficiency in English.

    To apply, please submit your English Resume/CV and cover letter via the Carnegie website: https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/1085636.html

    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.

  • Projects 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 Projects Manager to coordinate multiple projects based out of the Carnegie Middle East Center.

    The Projects Manager will work with CMEC director and will be responsible for coordinating projects related to governance, cross border dynamics and contentious politics in Middle Eastern countries among other topics. They will provide substantive inputs into ongoing projects, coordinate the work of researchers and project outputs, produce concept notes and grant reports, commission written outputs, and engage with partner research institutes and various international stakeholders. The Projects Manager may also conduct their own research on the themes of the projects.

    The position requires a Master’s degree in political science, international affairs, development studies, economics or a related field; experience in coordinating complex grants, experience writing reports and briefings on different issues; and the ability to manage and coordinate between different researchers and partners/stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have research experience in Middle East sociopolitical developments. Fluency in spoken and written English is required. The successful candidate must be able to work full-time in Lebanon.

    To apply, please submit your Resume/CV and cover letter in English via the Carnegie website: https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/1108325.html

    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 Assistant, Civil-Military Relations in Arab States

    The Carnegie Middle East Center’s Program on Civil Military Relations in Arab States (CMRAS) seeks a Research Assistant for one-year full-time position starting in August 2019.

    The research assistant will join a team of researchers undertaking data collection and analysis as well as fact-checking relating to civil-military relations in select Arab states. S/he will be hired on a full-time basis for one year with possibility of extension.

    Applicants should have a bachelor’s or master’s degree, preferably in security studies, international affairs, political science, or a related field. Specific requirements include: research experience in a relevant field relating to the Middle East, ability to find and synthesize multiple primary and secondary data sources, and the ability to work independently and deliver well-organized results on time. Familiarity with research methods, data, and statistical analysis, ability to conduct field research and related methodology along with familiarity with IT and software relevant to collecting, storing, and processing data, are all strong advantages. Applicants must have native Arabic and be fluent in English or French.

    To apply, please submit your English Resume/CV and cover letter via the Carnegie website: https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/1115996.html

    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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