Shafik Gabr Foundation Will Sponsor Six Young People as Interns at the Middle East Institute

The Middle East Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank and cultural center in Washington, D.C., founded in 1946. It seeks to increase knowledge of the Middle East among the United States citizens and promote a better understanding between the people of these two areas. Therefore its goals and missions closely align with those of the Shafik Gabr Foundation.

The Middle East Institute supports a number interns each year. It is a rigorous application and interview process, and they aim to really get the best young persons, potential leaders of tomorrow.

The MEI interns are integral to the Institute’s work and they help in all programs including arts and culture, economics and energy, cyber and technology, etc.
The Shafik Gabr Foundation, as a long-term collaborator with the Middle East Institute, is going to sponsor a total of six interns, each to work at the institute for a total of four months.

The first 2022 Shafik Gabr Fellows at MEI are Maria Harika and Amanda Msalem.
Maria is a graduate student at the University of Alabama Birmingham, interning with the MEI’s Cyber Program, and Amanda is a final year undergraduate student at GW, interning with the MEI’s Arts & Culture Center. Please find attached a brief document outlining their background and interests.

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