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English Project Intern

Scholarship Program
Reports to:
Scholars & Alumni Engagement Coordinator
Part-time 12-15 hours/week
9 months, with the possibility of extension
Date of Commencement:
Contract Type:
Intern with stipend
Preferred Time Zone:
Deadline to Apply:
Thursday, February 22, 2024

About Jusoor

Jusoor, which means "bridges" in Arabic, is an international NGO with the mission of “Maximizing the potential of Syrian youth through education”. Founded in 2011 by Syrian Diaspora in the private sector, Jusoor is a unique model of humanitarian intervention known for its innovative approach, dynamic and continuously improving programs, high-velocity execution, and the strength of its global partnerships. We believe in lean impact, and hold ourselves accountable for being nimble and responsive to the realities of Syrian children and youth on the ground and in the diaspora. We are also non-political, non-religious and globally registered in the US, Canada, UK, Jordan and Lebanon.

Over the last 12 years, Jusoor has been bridging the opportunity gap for war- and displacement- affected children at each developmental stage through to their early career. Through our 4 programs – Refugee Education, Scholarships, Entrepreneurship  and Career Development — we have impacted the lives of over 15,000 children and youth through creating diverse and meaningful educational pathways in the Middle East, US, UK, Europe, and Asia; trained over 2,000 entrepreneurs; and empowered over 600 businesses and startups through mobilizing over 23million USD in global support. Our specialized and committed team of 25 staff and 50 frontline educators work passionately to empower and elevate generations of Syrian youth.

Join our

Scholarship Program

and Make an Impact

About the Role

Jusoor’s Scholarship Program is looking for an energetic and ambitious individual who is passionate about expanding access to higher education and career opportunities for Syrian youth. The English Project Intern will collaborate with the Scholarships and Career Development Programs in addition to a Jusoor partner to develop a robust English language bootcamp for Syrian high school students and university graduates.

Primary duties and responsibilities:
1. Map English language learning opportunities for Syrian youth in the Middle East.
2. Co-develop research tools (surveys and focus group questions) to understand the English Language learning needs of Syrian high school students.
3. Survey and conduct online focus groups with Syrian high school students in Lebanon, Jordan, Türkiye and potentially other countries.
4. Analyze data from all research and develop recommendations for the initiative.
5. Co-develop an English language learning bootcamp curriculum for Syrian students that is designed to help them access higher education. 
6. Conduct outreach to potential partners who may be able to offer English language learning services that enhance the curriculum. 
7. Co-develop and implement monitoring and evaluation tools for the bootcamp.
8. Act as a focal point between Jusoor’s Scholarship Program, Career Development Program and relevant partner organization(s).


Required Skills and Experience

Required Qualifications 
- Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and execute projects within defined time frames. 
- Deep understanding of the challenges faced by conflict-affected Syrian youth in English language learning and accessing quality secondary and higher education.
- Excellent research skills; experience conducting qualitative research a plus.

Technical Skills
- Excellent time management skills and the ability to be productive in remote work.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work smoothly between teams.
- Experience in facilitating collaborative work is helpful.
- Experience in curriculum development and/or establishing skills bootcamps is a plus.
- Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation of NGO activities is preferred. 

Experience & Education
- Undergraduate students in their last year of study, bachelor’s degree holders and MA students are all welcome to apply.
- Ideal candidates will have or be pursuing a degree in English, International Relations, Education or a related field. 
- Experience growing up in the Levant with intimate experience of the English language learning in public schools is ideal.
- Experience volunteering or working in English language learning in the context of Syrian youth is a plus.

Culture, Values & Expectations

At Jusoor, we place integrity, accountability, and respect at the core of our values. Jusoor is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a welcoming work environment. Jusoor does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. People with disabilities and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.

Why Work with Us

  • Energetic, diverse and all-star team to work with and learn from
  • Generous paid time off and parental policies
  • Yearly professional development stipend for courses, conferences, learning materials, and a variety of training opportunities across the organization.
  • Opportunities for creativity and directing your career path within the organization

Learn more about Jusoor and the team behind it

How to Apply

How to Apply

Interested candidates should fill the application form, submit their CV and a cover letter outlining their background and interest. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications that do not follow the above instructions will not be considered.

Interested candidates should fill the application form, submit their CV and a cover letter outlining their background and interest. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications that do not follow the above instructions will not be considered.

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Job opening closes on
February 22, 2024
at GMT midnight

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