INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW

INJAZ Al-Arab is an affiliate of Junior Achievement Worldwide, a non-profit organization that seeks to overcome youth unemployment around the world by providing skills to youth in the areas of financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. Our office is based in Amman, Jordan and we manage regional efforts for the network. Since 2004, INJAZ has impacted 1.6 million lives across the Arab world. 


DESCRIPTION

Interns will work with the Business Development Department at INJAZ Al-Arab assisting with regional fundraising and donor stewardship activities across 15 regional countries, from Morocco to Bahrain. Interns should have an interest in the region, a passion for helping youth and possess skills of attention to detail, ability to multitask and a keen ability to write well in English. Interns can expect to obtain a better understanding of international non-profit operations, an appreciation for fundraising and donor stewardship, to hone their writing skills, ability to work under pressure, and finally to experience working in an office of passionate people whilst getting to know more about Arab culture.

Office Hours and Culture:

The internship is an unpaid internship and our working hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  We have a flexible office culture for the most part - Sometimes if you are done with your tasks early, you will be given permission to leave early and if you are planning to travel around the country/region, we are also able to agree on dates and weekends of your interest. 

As for attire, you are not required to dress formally - we usually recommend smart casual.  Otherwise, you will be briefed on your tasks when you get here, depending on the nature of projects that we will be working on during that period of time.


LANGUAGES

Arabic is highly useful but not required


ACCOMmODATIONS

Internship training. 

For housing, it is best if you find a room/apartment to rent anywhere close to our office for it to be walking distance for you and to not spend on transportation as much. We are located in an area called Shmeisani and this is our address: Marouf Al Rusafi Street, Shmeisani, Building #36, first floor.

It is recommended to join this Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ammanexpats/ <https://www.facebook.com/groups/ammanexpats/> as it might also give you a little more insights and recommendations to ease your transition.

As for transportation, there are a few different transportation options including Uber, Careem (very similar to Uber) and street cabs.


COST

  • Living Expenses
  • Academic Fee: $300
  • Tuition
  • Airfare
    • You might want to look into Royal Jordanian flights as they offer two flights from New York and Chicago straight to Amman with no need for any international stops, only a possibility of internal flights in the states to get to either New York or Chicago depending on where you reside.
  • Visa

FUNDING

International interns are eligible to apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship offered through the Hinckley Institute. Information can be found here. The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program found here. In addition to funding through the Hinckley Institute, scholarships are available through the Center for Learning Abroad.


DATES

Internship dates may vary depending upon location but are based around the academic calendar:

  • Fall Semester: September-December
  • Spring Semester: January-April
  • Summer Semester: May-August

Exact dates can be flexible, as long as you arrive early in the semester and leave around the end of the semester. 


ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to register for a minimum of 3 HNKLY credit hours and a maximum of 12. International interns are required to submit 4 reflections and 10 weekly updates throughout the semester, as well as write a final policy paper, which is due 4 weeks after the end of the semester.


ORIENTATION

Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which provides cultural and safety training and explanation of academic requirements. Students also meet with the program manager upon returning from the internship.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit the Hinckley online application before the deadline and then Global Internship Manager Jean Oh will contact you to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.