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Nasr St. Maadi [Credit: J. Vink]
The Center for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU) is a small organization with big ambitions. Our aspiration is to grow into a comprehensive research center for contemporary Muslim-Christian relations with the purpose of contributing to a better mutual understanding between Muslims and Christians with a focus on Egypt. For such a goal to be accomplished we aim to organize forums, debates, and workshops at least once every month in order to increase our visibility. As an outreach intern you will help us in planning and organizing these events. Furthermore you will work on strategies to increase our funding. 
As an outreach intern your tasks might include, but are not limited to:
  • Assist the outreach officer in preparing and carrying out workshops/lectures/forums to increase the organization’s visibility.
  • Assisting in developing fundraising merchandise, materials and design work.
  • Researching individual donor and foundation prospects.
  • Drafting and editing proposals and reports.
  • Provide current donors and members with information requests.
  • Assist in maintaining database records.
  • General (web) administrative tasks.
  • Assisting in the management of the organisation’s PR and increasing its visibility. 
  • Assist in preparing and carrying out workshops/lectures/forums.
  • Assist in developing fundraising merchandise and materials.
  • Research into individual donors and foundation prospects.
  • Draft and edit proposals to donors and donor reports.
  • Provide current donors and NGO members with information requests.
  • Manage Social Media visibility and increase social media hits to help increase the hits of Arab West Report website.
  • Aid CAWU fundraiser in his tasks, attend meetings, and propose ideas for additional support.
  • Represent the organisation at forums and conferences.
  • Aid in content production for the organisation’s website.
  • Aid in the production of Maadi Messenger.


  • Assist in maintaining database.
  • General administrative tasks.
  • Aid in the production of the Arab-West Journal.
  • Applicants must commit to work for at least 2 consecutive months. Those who can commit to a longer internship period will receive priority.
  • Applicants must be available to work at least 35 hours per week during weekdays between 8:30am and 5:30pm. The Egyptian weekend is Friday and Saturday.
All internships are unpaid. However, the cost of living in Cairo is relatively inexpensive and CAWU can provide the applicant with a letter requesting funding if necessary. Depending on the university there are possibilities for the intern to receive college credit. All interns will receive a recommendation letter after they successfully complete their internship.
Furthermore, intern participation in cultural activities such as lectures, workshops, or seminars can account for up to 10% of the agreed working hours, provided they relate to intercultural dialogue and seek to give participants a deeper mutual understanding of the Arab world and the West. Such activities can be organized individually or by management. 
Send the following documents to [email protected] or [email protected]
  • Your resume/CV with the names and contact information of two references.
  • A motivation letter, including the desired period of your internship, the specific intern position and a description of your skills/interests/previous experience related to the position of your choice.