About AIC Internships

The American Iranian Council (AIC) is a longstanding non-profit and nonpartisan educational organization that promotes dialogue and understanding in the area of US-Iran relations through research, policy analysis, public education, and community mobilization.  Our vision is that the United States and Iran work together to normalize relations, as we believe their common interests far outweigh their differences.

The AIC is pleased to offer remote internships on a rolling basis.  We seek individuals of all backgrounds, skill-sets, and education levels (including current undergraduates), who are motivated self-starters passionate about our mission.  

As a small organization, the AIC works directly with our interns to ensure that opportunities are appropriately tailored to the individual - both in terms of time commitment and job description - to ensure a satisfying and engaging experience working on meaningful projects. Although there is no financial compensation, AIC will assist in providing university credit and letters of recommendation.
Examples of available opportunities and projects are below.   Please feel free to inquire about specific projects, or propose your own.

To apply:   Complete the form at the bottom of the page and email your resume to internship@us-iran.org.

 

Internship Opportunities 

Communications Intern:

Responsibilities:

  • Format and send AIC’s weekly newsletter, the “Iran Digest,” which informs our readership about major news stories relating to Iran.
  • Website updates:  Assist our Director of Communications in ensuring that all information on our website is accurate and updated in a timely manner. 
  • Social media strategy:  Assist our social media team in posting interesting news stories, updates about AIC activities and other useful and engaging information to our social media accounts.

Requirements:  

  • Strong technical skills
  • Knowledge in website design, database management, and email formatting with HTML is a plus.

What you will learn:  

  • You will hone your general communications skills, including social media and email campaign planning and strategy, as well as gain or expand your proficiency with Blackbaud and Squarespace.
     

Research Intern:

Responsibilities:

  • Perform research for and draft our bi-monthly “Industry Spotlight” newsletters focusing on the business environment in Iran.  
  • Research and write original pieces for our new “Myth vs. Fact” series to identify and dispel commonly held misconceptions about Iran.
  • Assist our Research Department on the development of an online “Iran Election Tracker” focused on the upcoming 2017 Iranian Presidential Election 
  • Draft and publish original policy papers on the AIC website with oversight from our Research Department and AIC’s President, Professor Hooshang Amirahmadi.  

Requirements:  

  • Strong, demonstrable research and writing skills.  If you are interested in a research internship, please submit a sample of your writing with your application.
  • Knowledge in website design, database management, and email formatting with HTML is a plus.

What you will learn:  

  • You will hone your research and writing skills while learning about all aspects of Iran, including its politics, history, culture and current business and legal environment.   
     

Programs Intern:  

Responsibilities:

  • Assist our Director of Operations with a variety of administrative matters including event-planning, audio/visual editing of interviews and events, media outreach, business/industry outreach, planning our 2017 calendar of events, and general programming.
  • Assist our Director of Development with fundraising, grant-writing and general community outreach.

Requirements:  

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite.  Working knowledge of Adobe, Audacity, Squarespace, Blackbaud and Eventbrite are a plus.
  • Knowledge in website design, database management, and email formatting with HTML is a plus.

What you will learn:  

  • You will learn the ins and outs of non-profit administration, and in the process hone a variety of skills including event-planning, fundraising, grant-writing and business planning.  

 

Internship Application Form

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