Internship program


The Kurdistan Regional Government Representation in the U.S. (KRG-US) is seeking candidates currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs for a full-time or part-time internship for the Spring semester (Jan.- May). The KRG Representation in the U.S. works to develop, deepen, and strengthen Kurdistan's political, economic and cultural interests in the United States. The KRG-US provides up-to-date, comprehensive information on Iraqi Kurdistan and a visible, accessible presence for all questions, communications, and opportunities for American institutions and policymakers. This is an unpaid internship.  

Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Attending think tank events and Congressional hearings relevant to Iraqi Kurdistan
  • Writing analytical summary reports about panel discussions, legislation, and publications
  • Assisting with planning and coordinating KRG delegation visits to the U.S.
  • Assist with planning KRG events
  • Creating content for the official website and social media sites
  • Overseeing the reception desk and providing administrative support to all members of the KRG-US office
  • Completing special projects as needed, including independent research on topics relevant to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Qualifications:

  • Should be currently enrolled in a BA or MA program
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong organizational skills (detail-oriented and ability to multi-task)
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong computer skills (specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Ability to work independently and with others

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample (2-3 pages maximum) to tara.hamawandi@us.gov.krd. If you are NOT a U.S. citizen or resident, please explain your visa status. Please write “KRG-US Internship” in the subject heading of the email.