Program Assistant Fall Internship


Cause Areas


Thu Sep 01, 2016 - Sun Dec 18, 2016


1616 H St NWSuite 105Washington, DC 20006


Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

Program Assistants will support the work of the CEO and Programs Officer. Tasks will be varied and will include:

  • Help manage existing and future projects with US-based donors;
  • Research and apply for grants and new sources of funding from governmental, institutional, corporate and private donors.
  • Help to represent AMAR to US government agencies, international institutions, NGOS and think-tanks;
  • Maintain and develop knowledge of Middle Eastern development issues;
  • Prepare presentations of AMAR projects and 'the AMAR model’ in a variety of formats - powerpoint, briefing reports, web pages etc.;
  • Assist in the development of the annual fundraising capacity of AMAR U.S. through activities including fundraisers and the maintenance of AMAR Supporters Circles in US cities;
  • Arrange travel, meetings and appointments; Where appropriate, attend meetings, taking notes and drafting official minutes;
  • General administrative and other ad hoc tasks.


  • Interest in program management and implementation;
  • Strong writing skills, the ability to produce high-quality work to deadlines and to balance multiple commitments in an organized and efficient way;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communicative skills;
  • Ability to work independently, good planning skills, time management, ability to prioritize;
  • High level of numeracy;
  • Keen interest in editing;
  • Working knowledge of written Arabic is not required, but is a plus;
  • Proficiency with IT generally and the Microsoft Office package;
  • Commitment to core human rights values, tolerance and diversity.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • 20-40 hours per week

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