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Internship in Palestinian_territory_occupied: Community Development in West Bank

Tomorrows Youth Organization

Street Address:
1356 Beverly Road
Locality:
McLean
Region:
Palestinian Territory Occupied

Community Development in West Bank

Country
Palestinian Territory Occupied
Locations
Nablus
Dates of Program
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Group/Independent
Independent
Age Restrictions
18 Years+
Project Review

Tomorrow's Youth Organization is an American non-profit organization that works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East, enabling children, youth and parents to realize their potential as healthy, active and responsible family and community members. We are recruiting highly qualified and motivated interns interested in community development, early childhood and youth programming, and conflict resolution to work at our flagship center in Nablus (West Bank, Palestine) during our Spring programs (late Jan – May).

Major Responsibilities

Interns will work full-time in cooperation with TYO local and international staff.  The interns will develop and lead a variety of after-school activities for children, youth, and adults from the Nablus community. These may include ½ day classes for children and youth from refugee camps and other disadvantaged areas of the city, evening English classes, and weekend recreational activities. Also, there are opportunities to collaborate on other grant-funded projects including micro-finance projects for women.

Cost/Program Fee
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What program fee Includes

There is no salary for the internship, although some candidates will be eligible for airfare. Interns WILL be provided with the following:

  • Private bedroom with shared bath in an apartment-style dormitory
  • Board (generally consisting of breakfast, lunch and at least 3 dinners/week)
  • On-site Arabic lessons from local professor at Arab American University in Jenin
  • Small stipend for weekend trips in the region 
Skills/ Qualifications

The primary requirements for the position are:

  • Enthusiasm for work with children, youth and community members;
  • Maturity, flexibility, initiative, perseverance and a good sense of humor given the challenging nature of daily life in Nablus;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as perform as a member of a team;
  • Commitment to TYO’s non-political, non-religious approach; and
  • Creativity and positive energy for making a difference.

Spring 2010 interns may work on a project funded by the UN Alliance of Civilizations to develop a manual to disseminate information about the people and culture of Nablus in the US. Interns may also be supported by TYO in their application for participation in Clinton Global Initiative – University (April 2010). We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in the areas below:

  • Writing & new media
  • Social media
  • Documentary film production and editing
  • Grant writing
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation (trained psychologists, counselors, etc)
  • English as a Second Language (for all ages)
  • Arts, drama, dance, particularly when used as therap
  • Teaching/mentoring experience (e.g. camp counselor, tutor, etc)
  • Levantine Arabic speakers (preferred but translators will be provided)
Arrangements for Room/Food

Interns will be provided with a room at the TYO center (usually with private bath) and all meals during the week.

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