EFE Graduate Internship

The mission of Education for Employment (EFE) is to create job opportunities for unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and in the Persian Gulf by linking world-class job training to job placements and alumni support for continued success and civic engagement. Working in the region with world’s highest youth unemployment rate, EFE has pioneered an innovative, demand-driven model for youth employment, distinctive for measuring results in job outcomes rather than training numbers alone. Another distinctive feature of EFE’s model is to co-create locally-run non-profit organizations or affiliates in each country of operation, led by local business and civil society leaders who have the leverage, insight, and credibility to initiate sustainable change in their societies. Supported by our hub offices in Washington DC, New York, Madrid, and Dubai, our affiliates in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia lead a variety of trainings for unemployed youth and help them all the way through to being placed in jobs.
This model has led to EFE being recognized as one of the world’s leading social enterprises by the World Economic Forum, United Nations, Clinton Global Initiative, and media outlets like The Economist, The Financial Times, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Bloomberg, Barrons, The BBC, Al Jazeera, Harvard Business Review and numerous others.
EFE seeks interns to support various departments and functions at EFE, including MENA Programs, Strategic Initiatives, Marketing and Communications, M&E, Research, Finance and Compliance, HR, and Board Development. EFE is an ever-growing organization and our interns truly pitch in on significant work the organization is doing to grow, improve, streamline, and implement programs, as opposed to onerous clerical and administrative work. This is the place where you can help us really build something!
• BA holder or current graduate student with some interest and experience in office administration, nonprofits, and international relations
• Regional knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) business and youth employment environment
• Outstanding writing and organizational skills
• Good graphic design skills, including creating effective presentations, graphs, and infographics
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Visio), Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop.
• Fluency or familiarity in Arabic and/or French are strongly preferred
• Candidate must be flexible, enthusiastic, a quick learner, and able to work independently
The exact nature of your internship will depend on a combination of your skills and interest, and will be discussed during the interview process. Internships are unpaid, with no stipends available. Internships during the academic year will be part-time, 1 to 2 days a week, 6-10 hours per week, based in EFE’s Washington, DC office. Flexibility of schedule and office space will be offered to accommodate student course schedule or other job commitments, but will depend on reliability and completion of assigned tasks. Full-time internships are also available with a modest public transit stipend.
Education For Employment (EFE) is an equal employment opportunity employer. It is EFE’s policy to seek out and hire, at all levels, individuals without regard to race, religion, age, color, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or physical ability. We affirm our policy of offering equal employment opportunities to all individuals through our employment practices.

Send a resume and cover letter to Emily Crane, EFE Internship Co-Coordinator (ecrane@efe.org) with the subject line “APPLICATION: GRADUATE INTERNSHIP.” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.