Internship opportunity for Arabic Speakers – South-East Europe Programme (ELIAMEP) & PalThink


The South-East Europe Programme of ELIAMEP is seeking a dynamic intern to contribute to the EU Funded EMBRACE project titled “EMBRACing changE – Overcoming Blockages and Advancing Democracy in the European Neighbourhood.” The internship, under the supervision of Dr. Ioannis Armakolas (Head of the South-East Europe Programme) and Mr. Omar Shaban (Director of the Gaza-based PalThink), is available for a part-time, unpaid position starting from March 2023, with a possible extension of three months.

The location is flexible, allowing for remote work or based in Athens, Greece.


  • Collaborate with researchers from the Gaza-based think tank “PalThink” to fulfill deliverables and execute the EU Funded EMBRACE project.
  • Conduct data collection and literature review in both English and Arabic documents, papers, etc.
  • Translation (if needed)
  • Provide support for various activities within the project and the South-East Europe Programme.


  • Bachelor’s/master’s degree in social and/or political sciences or related studies.
  • Excellent proficiency in Arabic and English; knowledge of other languages will be positively considered.
  • In-depth knowledge of developments in the European Neighborhood, with a special focus on the Israel-Palestine case study and the Middle East.
  • Experience in data collection and analysis.
  • Ability to draft concise reports related to the research topic.
  • Familiarity with Excel, Microsoft, and other relevant organizational tools.
  • Strong critical thinking and collaborative skills.

Application Deadline:

Interested candidates should submit their applications to with the subject line “SEE-EMBRACE2024” by February 23, 2024. The application should include:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Contact details of two individuals who can provide a recommendation letter.

Selected candidates will be invited to online interviews.

* ELIAMEP follows procedures that are in line with the Personal Data Protection legislation (GDPR 679/2016), which ELIAMEP staff strictly adhere to when collecting and processing personal data.

** ELIAMEP also promotes equal opportunities in the recruitment and evaluation processes of its staff, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, national origin, religious or other beliefs, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

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