Interns are expected to abide by the Al Qasimi Foundation’s employment policies and act in a professional manner at all times. As part of their experience, interns will produce at least one policy brief or creative work (depending on the nature of the internship) that will be published on the Al Qasimi Foundation website. Furnished accommodation, local transportation, and a small stipend to cover the cost of living are provided during the internship. Plane tickets and other costs are the responsibility of the intern.
- Provide opportunities for distinguished students to gain professional experience and make meaningful contributions to projects that benefit the Ras Al Khaimah community
- Build a community of scholars and promote collaboration among highly recognized international universities and national institutions in the United Arab Emirates
- Promote cross-cultural exchange that sparks curiosity and new ideas and facilitates understanding
Minimum eligibility criteria for applicants seeking an internship position:
- Applicants must be a current undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at an accredited university in good academic standing. Recent graduates (within the last two years) will also be considered.
- Applicants must have a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 85 or IELTS score of 6.5 if English is not his/her primary language.
- Applicants must have coursework or degrees in areas relevant to the Al Qasimi Foundation’s work such as education, public health, urban planning and development, economic development, food access, and public policy. Students with expertise in other disciplines such as public relations, multimedia, or translation may also be considered depending on the Foundation's needs associated with its specific projects.
- Applicants must demonstrate a genuine interest in Ras Al Khaimah, the United Arab Emirates, and the broader Gulf region.
The target work schedule for 2021 internships is from May 2021 until August 2021. The Foundation is flexible within this period, and may adapt a particular intern’s work term based on its program needs and the intern’s needs. Applicants should indicate any schedule preferences or constraints.
Students are strongly encouraged to visit their university career centers for resources on writing professional resumes, cover letters, and personal statements.
In order to apply for 2021 Internship through the Al Qasimi Foundation, applicants will need to complete the online application form and send all required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, so earlier applicants may receive preference. However, applications must be received no later than Feb 15.
Only applications that follow these instructions will be considered for open internship positions.
Please Note: While information on Al Qasimi Foundation internship opportunities is provided in Arabic for accessibility purposes, due to the English requirements outlined above (minimum 6.5 IELTS or 85 TOEFL iBT scores), the online application form and all supporting materials should be submitted in English. This includes the applicant’s cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and academic writing sample. The two required recommendation letters, however, may be submitted in Arabic if this is the letter writer’s primary language.
- 2021 Internship Online Application Form
- A cover letter outlining reasons that the applicant wants to intern with the Al Qasimi Foundation and how he/she hopes to contribute to its work. The letter should address (1) prior experiences, coursework, and skills relevant to the internship; (2) what the applicant hopes to gain from the experience; and (3) how the internship fits into the applicant's long-term academic and professional goals. The cover letter should also include information on potential dates and duration of the internship in Ras Al Khaimah.
- A resume outlining educational background, research experience, work experience, honors and awards, and co-curricular activities.
- The most recent official transcript for current academic program and official transcripts for all completed degrees.
- An official copy of a TOEFL or IELTS score report (only necessary for applicants for whom English is a second language).
- Two letters of reference that address the suitability of the candidate. At least one letter must be from a professor at the applicant’s current university. The second letter may be from a workplace supervisor. Both letters must indicate the length of time, extent, and nature of the recommending party's relationship with the applicant.
- An academic writing sample, which should be a recent paper written by the applicant for one of his/her university courses.
INCOMPLETE MATERIALS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
The online form and all required documents must be received by the deadline listed for an internship application to be included in the formal review and matching process. Applicants should expect to receive an update on the status of their application by end of March, as the review process generally takes 2-3 weeks depending on the volume of applications received. Questions regarding internship opportunities, the application process, or status of an application may be sent to email@example.com.