Career Opportunities

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT / SECRETARIAL DUTIES
 
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours / week
 
JOB DESCRIPTION:

Performs administrative / secretarial and office support activities which may include but are not limited to; screening telephone calls, managing calendar, assisting with daily reports, word processing, creating spreadsheets and presentations, and filing. Extensive software skills are required, as well as Internet research abilities and strong communication skills.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item:

  1. Education: Completion of a University degree is required.
  2. Experience: At least two years of Administrative work experience.
  3. Language: Fluent in speaking/reading in English and Arabic.
  4. Skills and Knowledge: Standard knowledge of administrative practices is required.
  5. Abilities and Skills: Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite is required. Excellent organization and time management ability with; strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; good oral and written ability.

Applicants are required to submit their resumes and cover letters to careers@jordanembassyus.org 


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Internship Opportunities

The Embassy of Jordan welcomes interns on an unpaid basis for a minimum of 20 hours per week for Full Time and a minimum of 10 hours per week for Part Time positions.

Positions are open to current undergraduates as well as recent graduates holding a B.A. in the following fields of study:

  • Political Science/International Relations
  • Business Studies
  • Middle East Studies
  • History
  • Religion
  • Communications/Media Studies/Journalism

Interns provide administrative and research support for the Embassy. Applicants are required to send a cover letter addressed to Jordan Information Bureau and a resume.

Kindly send all requests and internship related inquiries to careers@jordanembassyus.org.

TESTIMONIALS

“Words cannot describe how grateful I am for the opportunity to have interned at the Embassy of Jordan in DC! Working in the Jordan Information Bureau, I have been able to assist with a number of assignments, which have exposed me to a variety of media outlets and better acquainted me with social media sites like Twitter. I have become a stronger writer and a better analyst through my assignments, and I have found that I enjoy media-related work that focuses on current events. I traveled to Jordan for 8 days in November with my classmates through American University's Washington Semester Program. This internship experience has allowed me to really develop a deep appreciation for Jordan, and I am thankful for the knowledge I have gained this semester.”

-Emily J., International Studies & Political Science student from Heidelberg University, Winter 2012

“The Embassy is a great place to intern as a college student. At most internships, you will staple papers and run coffee errands; I never did that once here. I learned so much about Jordan, the Middle East and the Peace Process and made great professional connections as well. I met and spoke with important diplomats and security personnel on several occasions. I even had the opportunity to meet King Abdullah II and greet him in Arabic!”

-Garrett S., International Studies student from American University, Spring 2013