International Development Internship- Early Childhood Education, Youth Development, and Women's Empowerment- Fall 2018



Application Deadline



Zafer Masri Foundation Building


About TYO

Tomorrow's Youth Organization is an American non-profit organization that works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East, enabling children, youth and parents to realize their potential as healthy, active and responsible family and community members. Interns will be based at our flagship center in Nablus (West Bank, Palestine) for the Fall 2018 session (Fall 2018 program from September 21st- December 16thDates are subject to change).

Internship Summary

We are recruiting highly qualified and motivated interns with interest and experience in:    

  • Community development, social work, and psychology
  • Women's empowerment through education and economic development
  • Early childhood and youth programming

TYO interns will work full-time in cooperation with TYO local and international staff and are expected to implement programs for young children, their mothers, and/or university students and youth from refugee camps and other marginalized areas of the Nablus community. Each intern will develop and implement their own creative lesson plans throughout the session. Programs may include workshops and classes on professional competency for university students, English and IT classes for female entrepreneurs, sports, drama, English, and art for youth and children, community English classes, and weekend recreational activities. 

TYO interns will have the chance to grow and develop professionally throughout the program. Interns receive the on-the-ground experience of working in Palestine as well as the chance to work in the non-profit sector with an American NGO. Additionally, interns will develop Monitoring and Evaluation plans for their classes as well as learn professional reporting and blog-writing techniques. They will also develop key professional skills including:

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Time management
  • Flexibility
  • Teamwork and cooperation

Primary Requirements

  • English language fluency
  • Commitment to TYO's non-political, non-religious approach
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as perform as a member of a team
  • Maturity, flexibility, initiative, perseverance, and a good sense of humor given the challenging nature of daily life in Nablus
  • Creativity and positive energy for making a difference

Ideal Applicants

Successful applicants will be fluent English speakers. An assessment of the candidate's English language proficiency may be required as part of the selection process.Applicants are required to have significant experience with women’s social and economic empowerment, development, and childhood and/or youth programming in addition to international and cross-cultural exposure and maturity.Graduate students, young professionals, and undergraduates are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in the areas below:

  • IT, Arts, drama, dance, photography, sports, particularly when used as therapy
  • Undergraduate or graduate studies in education, development, gender studies, psychology/social work, journalism and new media, or related fields
  • Health and fitness
  • Teaching and/or mentoring (e.g. camp counselor, tutor, etc)
  • Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) for all ages
  • Social media (e.g. Flickr, Twitter, WordPress, etc.), photography, documentary film production and editing
  • Levantine Arabic speakers (a plus but translators will be provided)

Compensation and Benefits

If selected to participate in the internship program, TYO will provide interns with the following:

  • Housing (room and board) at TYO's expansive facility
  • Multiple educational trips throughout the West Bank
  • Ground transportation to/from the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv to/from TYO’s Nablus center

There is no salary for the internship and applicants must cover their airfare costs to travel to the country. Applicants are encouraged to pursue funding options through their universities or communities.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to no later than June 30, 2018.