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.

  • Research Assistant, Cross Border Conflicts/Migration/Socioeconomics/Political Development

    The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States, is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to work in its Beirut office for one-year renewable position.

    Responsibilities will include assisting CMEC’s director Dr. Maha Yahya with her research on migration, socioeconomics, cross border conflicts, contentious politics and political development issues in general. The research assistant will survey relevant literature, analyze articles and books, gather relevant data, review and edit papers, and support in the organization of conferences and meetings related to ongoing work.

    The position requires a master's degree in development studies, economics, international affairs, political science, or a related field; research experience in Middle East political development or socio-economic policies, youth issues, and/or development; inter-disciplinary research skills and the ability to leverage and synthesize multiple primary and secondary research sources; ability to write reports and briefings on various issues; familiarity with economic research methods and statistical analysis in a plus; ability to conduct and/or supervise field research; excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Excel). Fluency in both English and Arabic is required.

    The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently and adapt to changing job requirements along with good organizational skills including the ability to coordinate the planning and execution of public and private events, coordinate project execution, and manage research interns. Knowledge of Middle East current affairs is essential.

    To apply, please submit your English Resume/CV and cover letter via the Carnegie Endowment website: https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/874841.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.

  • Program 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 program manager to work on several projects based out of the Beirut-based Carnegie Middle East Center

    The program manager will work with Carnegie Middle East Center (CMEC) director and will be responsible for managing projects related to governance, cross border dynamics and contentious politics in Middle Eastern countries among other topics. The program manager will coordinate the work of researchers and project outputs, produce grant reports and budgets, and engage with partner research institutes and various international stakeholders. The program manager may also conduct their own research on the themes of the projects.

    The position requires at least a Master’s degree in political science, international affairs, development studies, economics or a related field; experience in managing diverse grants, tracking grant spending and writing reports and briefings on different issues; ability to manage and coordinate between different researchers and partners/stakeholders as well as research experience in Middle East political 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 English Resume/CV and cover letter via the Carnegie Endowment website: https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/860657.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.

  • 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/709395.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/709391.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.

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