Intern Position


Location: Washington, DC


The Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies (SCPSS) is an independent nongovernmental studies center. The SCPSS mission is to educate readers and activists about the Syrian Arab Republic from political, economic, social, and strategic perspectives. SCPSS seeks to accomplish this through studies, conferences, publications, symposiums, and seminars and through sponsorship programs supporting theoretical, applied, and social science research. SCPSS also aims to translate major books and research papers that analyze the Syrian case in the various fields of economics, political and social science, and cultural studies.


The Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies (SCPSS) is currently seeking passionate, hard-working interns to provide flexible support for the SCPSS main office in Washington, DC. Interns will work closely with SCPSS staff gaining relevant professional experience and knowledge concerning the current political and social situation in Syria.

Part-time, flexible


  • Assist staff with SCPSS programs, including international conferences and events
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of SCPSS political research and transitional justice programs
  • Draft Syria-relevant op-eds and policy briefs
  • Oversee the SCPSS Facebook profile and Twitter account
  • Assist with the updating and maintenance of the SCPSS website
  • Attend and take notes on Syria-related DC area events


  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, or similar field
  • Passion for the Middle East and knowledge of ongoing events in the Syria crisis
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in English, strong knowledge of Arabic preferred


To apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Crispin Smith at by Friday November 14, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


For further information about our organization and the work that we do, please visit our website at

Syrian Center for Political & Strategic Studies
1718 M Street NW, Suite 116, Washington D.C. 20036-4504, USA.
202-738-1202      E-mail: