The Research Fellow will be assigned to one of NGO Monitor’s research desks (Israel, Europe, BDS, Legal), to be determined based on the interests and strengths of the fellow and the needs of the organization. Certainly, the enthusiasm of the fellow is of high importance for NGO Monitor, and discussions with the fellow will be premised on creating a project that he/she feels will passionately and wholeheartedly pursue.
The research will entail:
-Monthly written and oral progress reports
-Op-eds, in the fellow’s name, to be published in various Israeli and international papers
-Short research papers (3-8 pages) on specific areas of the larger research project, for publication on NGO Monitor’s website
-Correspondence with relevant government offices and organizations, to advance the research, develop contacts for affecting public policy, and maximizing the impact of the publications
-Preparing PowerPoint presentations and other materials
-The position may include correspondence and/or meetings with diplomats and foreign government officials
-Preference for strong academic background in political science, international relations, law, or human rights
-Demonstrated interest in and awareness of the Arab-Israeli conflict
-Strong research and writing skills (writing sample will be requested)
-Willingness and demonstrated ability to adapt to new working environment, and integrate smoothly into a team of staff
-Flexible and cooperative approach to work
-Commitment to the goals and priorities defined by NGO Monitor
NGO Monitor provides information and analysis, promotes accountability, and supports discussion on the reports and activities of NGOs (non-governmental organizations) claiming to advance human rights and humanitarian agendas.
The aim of NGO Monitor is to generate and distribute critical analysis and reports on the output of the international NGO community for the benefit of government policy makers, journalists, philanthropic organizations and the general public. We intend to publicize distortions of human rights issues in the Arab-Israeli conflict and provide information and context for the benefit of NGOs working in the Middle East. We hope this will lead to an informed public debate on the role of humanitarian NGOs.
Please note: Israel Government Fellows does not conduct their internship placement process until all participants have been formally accepted. For this reason, IGF cannot guarantee applicants a particular internship position prior to their acceptance. However, the placement process is influenced primarily by participants’ preferences.