Al-Shabaka hosts two annual programs for current students and junior analysts: a summer internship and Gaza mentorship.
Summer interns are current students or recent graduates from around the world who support Al-Shabaka's research and writing efforts on a range of topics related to Palestinian policy. The internship program typically ranges from 10-12 weeks during the summer months and includes a modest stipend. We are also open to coordinating with universities to ensure the provision of academic credit. Interns work remotely and can be based anywhere across the globe.
Our Gaza mentorship program focuses specifically on nurturing junior/emerging analysts in Gaza under the guidance of Al-Shabaka staff, fellows, and advisors. The mentorship typically lasts for a six-month period and includes a modest stipend. Both programs provide interns with the opportunity to strengthen their policy analysis skills and gain insight into the workings of a Palestinian think tank.
Internship applications are generally accepted between February and March, with selections made in April. Gaza mentorship cycles will be announced on this page when available. For more information, please email [email protected]
Adrian Abdul-Bahá is Al-Shabaka’s 2021 summer intern. Adrian is finishing his MA at SOAS, University of London. His current research focuses on geography and territoriality in the nation-state framework, and his dissertation examines the influence of these discourses on the Palestinian national liberation movement and its objectives. Adrian is interested in linguistics as well; he is working on documenting and teaching the Palestinian Arabic dialect, and is currently learning Persian (Farsi).
Aya Alghazzawi is our 2021 Gaza Mentee. Aya works as an English language teacher for the Palestinian Ministry of Education based in Gaza and contributor to We Are Not Numbers. Her articles have been published by Mondoweiss, the Palestinian Project on Medium and Salaamedia. She earned a bachelor's degree in English language and literature and a diploma in general education from Al-Aqsa University.
Ziad Al-Qattan was our 2020 summer intern. Ziad is a graduate student at the University of Oxford. He holds a BSc in Anthropology from UCL (Class I) and has worked previously in political communications and the non-profit sector. His MPhil thesis at Oxford has revolved around the politics of popular music in occupied Palestine. His research interests lie in the fields of cultural studies, social history, decolonisation, and resistance studies.