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    International Relations Intern with Saudi Young Leaders , Washington, DC

    Interested in the Middle East? Have a personal commitment to improving international relations and community development? Legacy International is pleased to host 34 young Saudi leaders for a dynamic, 3-week leadership training experience. The Saudi Young Leaders Exchange Program (SYLEP) is initiated and supported by the Embassy of the U.S. in Saudi Arabia and will give participants the opportunity to develop as leaders, learn practical skills and observe effective volunteerism and community service strategies in the US. All are undergraduate university students in their first through third year of study who have demonstrated leadership abilities in their schools and communities. Through a series of trainings, hands-on experience, and contact with dozens of fellow volunteers, clients, host families, and other community members, participants will gain skills in program design, critical thinking and community engagement, while deepening their respect for diversity. Participants will begin and end their US experience in Washington, DC. During the second week of the program, the group will divide into three subgroups and travel to different regions within a day’s drive of DC to delve more into US university campus service and US family life. Read more at: http://www.legacyintl.org/our-pro grams/saudi-young-leaders-exchange/ General Responsibility The intern will join Legacy’s SYLEP team, based out of the Washington, DC area, assisting with set up and support of the exchange program before, during, and after the delegation’s stay in the U.S. Responsibilities include: 1) Assists program director in setting up various events & activities: arrival and transportation logistics, compiling orientation materials, confirming meetings and any other administrative needs requiring additional help. 2) Meets with Legacy’s Social Media Team, learning Legacy’s social media policy and procedures; 3) Assists with social media set-up and preparations for the group arrival and varied events, including development and uploading of pre-loaded Tweets, Facebook posts, and generating blog content. 4) Attends staff briefings and meetings; getting fully immersed in program logistics and understanding responsibilities. 5) Assist in liaising with meeting hosts and others involved with the program; 6) Assist with researching, writing, and/or editing a range of program materials, written documents, and spreadsheets as needed; 7) Update Legacy's database with notes on contacts made; 8) Additional availability during program delivery, when the participants are in the U.S., (Jun 6-26) is preferred. Tasks during this period will include: assisting with event set-up and execution, traveling with participants to appointments, assisting with navigation through city, photo documentation, attending cultural activities. This will likely include some evenings and weekends. Qualifications: • Dem onstrates solid critical thinking skills and an ability to find practical, creative solutions • Demonstrates responsibility, a strong work ethic and an ability to function comfortably and with sensitivity in an inter-cultural environment • Excellent oral, written, and communication/presentation skills • Willingness to learn • Demonstrated, strong organizational skills • Demonstrates understanding and support of program goals. Able to articulate Legacy's values and mission • Interest in and ability to work in both a team environment and alone with minimal direction • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both internally with Legacy colleagues and externally with others from diverse populations and communities • Must be based in Washington, DC metro area. In addition, the following qualifications are preferred: • Demonstrated use and comfort navigating Web 2.0 sites and tools, including blogs, social networks, video and photo sharing, etc. • Degree in political science, international affairs, conflict resolution or a related field, or relevant experience in the above fields. (recent graduate or near completion of studies) • International travel experience, preferably to the Middle East (MENA) • Demonstrated knowledge of history and culture of Saudi Arabia or other Gulf countries. • Experience with video and photography Compensation & Work Hours This is essentially an unpaid internship, but a small stipend is provided. In addition, during program delivery, some meals and transportation costs will be provided by Legacy International, at the convenience of the employer. Legacy will also gladly work with an intern’s college or university to support the intern in earning academic credit for his or her work with Legacy. Intern must be available to commit 15-20 hrs / week beginning in April – late June, 2014. During program delivery, additional hours are preferred, at times 8+ hours per day (June 6-26; potentially includes some weekends and evenings.) (To be discussed with those selected for interview. Legacy has flexibility.) Application deadline: Mar 3, 2014 Send cover letter, resume: Leila Baz, staff@legacyintl.org

    Education/Training
    Non-Profit/Volunteer

    Part Time

    small stipend only

    District of Columbia

    4/7/2014


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    Legacy International

    Legacy International is a non-profit educational and training organization. Since our inception in 1979, our primary concern has been to help individuals and groups to develop and refine skills and to deal effectively with the needs of their societies. Legacy assists in building cooperative and productive lives through cross-cultural training, conflict prevention and resolution, curriculum development, educator/pedagogical programs and student exchanges. Legacy's quarter century work has proven that people can live in harmony with neighbors while developing skills and means to make significant contributions to their communities and to the world. In the past 30 years, the world has changed significantly. Commerce, science, and technology have bred an increasingly global community. Fledgling democracies have emerged; global powers have fallen. Wars have created huge numbers of refugees, "genocide" and "terrorism" have become familiar terms. Long-standing barriers have been taken down, and others have been erected. The environment has faced many challenges. Out of its flexible mission and expansive vision, Legacy has worked aggressively to keep pace with all of the changes and challenges with one guiding principle-to help others to help themselves in making their community and our world freer, more democratic, more peaceful, and more equitable. Our work touches many lives. We teach emerging leaders the skills of preventing and resolving conflicts, building cooperation, and understanding cultural differences. They become energetic yet practical change-agents with new visions. We have completed projects with partners on 5 continents, and have worked with individuals from more than 100 countries. We have equipped organizations to work more effectively in a wide range of initiatives. We have hosted 105 delegations in the U.S. and in other countries - and have helped participants to gain new tools and perspectives.

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