Internship program


The KRG Representation accepts applications from individuals currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs for full-time or part-time internships. The internship is a unique opportunity for students to work gain experience in the day-to-day operations of a diplomatic representation, and to work in coordination with KRG-US Directors on a variety of issues and special projects. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Interviews and offers are generally made in August, December, and April of each year, to correspond to the Fall, Spring, and Summer university sessions. 


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.