Dialogue and Communications Internship


The internship program at Hedayah has been in place since 2013. It has attracted individuals with international backgrounds from universities, both locally and globally. Interns are introduced to the means in which Hedayah tackles violent extremism and are provided hands-on experience in the day-to-day work to effectively achieve Hedayah’s mandate. They also actively contribute to Hedayah’s numerous programs and activities.

The program allows interns the opportunity to work directly with one of the departments at Hedayah, including dialogue and communications, capacity building programs and research and analysis. Hedayah interns are usually full-time undergraduate students, graduate students and/or individuals in their gap year.

The program ensures Hedayah is incorporating youth perspectives in advancing the efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism.

When can you intern?

Hedayah usually follows the standard university academic calendar (Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters), which indicates interns can join Hedayah during Fall (End of August – December), Spring (February – May) and Summer (end of May – August).

These time periods may vary on an individual basis. We strongly recommend applying at least one-two months before the month you would like to begin your internship and indicate your preference in your application. Please note our internships are unpaid and voluntary.

Please submit a CV and cover letter along with your application. Kindly note we will contact shortlisted candidates a few weeks after the submission deadline.


The Dialogue and Communications Department aims to be the primary global connector for coordinating strategic dialogues and improving effective collaboration for CVE government officials, civil society organizations, strategists, policymakers, and experts.

Intern Objectives

The Dialogue and Communications intern will be working closely with the Dialogue and Communications department both administratively and logistically.

They will facilitate the necessary research and communications in conjunction with external organizations on a global scale.

  • Support in strategic dialogues
  • Engage with CVE community and religious leaders
  • Assist in developing CVE counter-narratives
  • Work with various upcoming activities and initiatives from the Dialogue dept.
  • Support Hedayah’s stakeholder engagement efforts
  • Support Hedayah’s event management team in logistical event management
  • Display proficient IT skills
  • Provide administrative support, including taking notes of meetings and drafting reports
  • Speak and write in English to a high standard
  • Act in an apolitical and measured manner to further the goals of the Hedayah.
  • Fluent in English. Any other languages, particularly Arabic, will be considered an asset;
  • Excellent communication, and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team;
  • Ability to deal with several stakeholders coming from diverse cultural backgrounds in the appropriate manner;
  • Results-driven and proactive personality;
  • Interest in working in an international, multicultural environment;
  • Experience in CVE or international relations preferred but not essential.