Working at the American Task Force on Palestine provides a unique perspective of a Washington, DC-based advocacy organization. ATFP is a non-partisan, not-for-profit corporation that aims to articulate the national security interests of the United States in establishing a Palestinian state. Located in the heart of the nation’s capitol just blocks away from the White House, ATFP is a non-profit organization involved in the establishment of a democratic state of Palestine.
Interns at the American Task Force on Palestine perform a wide array of tasks while working with each staff member in the office. Interns regularly represent ATFP at events like briefings, presentations, and hearings. After attending these events, interns write a short summary, which is then posted on the website and read by staff members. Interns are responsible for assisting the Communications Director with updating the website and they are responsible for managing ATFP's social media presence. They read ATFP’s Daily World Press Roundup and other literature regularly to remain informed on current events and issues pertaining to the Middle East. Interns also perform research on topics relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Like any job, interns at ATFP perform a limited amount of administrative duties like answering phones, updating the mailing lists, and keeping the office organized.
Interested in applying for an internship at the American Task Force on Palestine? We typically accept two or three candidates for each semester, including summer, and applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Find out more information here.