Praktikum - Lebanon Office
KAS Office Beirut offers for young Lebanese and international men and women the opportunity of an internship at the Lebanon Program in Beirut. Before you apply, we expect you to get informed in advance about the work of the KAS office and reflect appropriate topics in your application letter. The choice of subject and focus of the internship are subject to an individual agreement
Purpose and content of the internship
The purpose of the internship is to provide the interns with an insight into the work of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Lebanon Office. The internship includes tasks related to the project cycle management such as the preparation, the organization and the follow up of events or seminars and the assistance of colleagues in their daily work, especially regarding research work, meetings with partners, writing speeches, updating the website as well as tasks related to administration.
Requirements and conditions
The internship is aimed at students who have at least completed their undergraduate studies in political science, international relations, law, economics, Islamic studies or related subjects or who are in an advanced semester.
A very good knowledge of the English language is desired. Other language skills as French and / or German (for Lebanese applicants) or Arabic (for international applicants) are of added value. Furthermore, applicants are expected to show flexibility, teamwork, responsibility and identification with the values of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
To maximize the benefits for all involved, the internship should normally last for at least 8 weeks; preferably for 12 weeks.
As the KAS office in Beirut grants no compensation for the internship, all costs of living including rent and transportation have to be borne by the applicants.
The application documents should include a curriculum vitae and a detailed motivation letter for the internship, which also addresses potential work priorities. In addition, suggestions should be stated regarding the preferable dates to perform the internship.
Due to the high demand, the application should be submitted at least 6 months before the desired internship period by email. The application process is informal and the application should be sent via email to the contact person Mrs. Valentina von Finckenstein.
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung maintains three offices in Beirut. In addition to the Lebanon Office, there is the Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa, which favors interns with a legal background, and the Syria / Iraq Office. Depending on your focus and interests, you should contact one of these three offices.