Women's Empowerment and Youth Development Intern Resume Example

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Professional Summary
Experienced young professional with a background in Middle Eastern studies, Arabic language, and community development. Seeks a position in a non-governmental organization that offers opportunities for growth and professional challenges.
  • Native English speaker
  • High Intermediate proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic, Levantine Colloquial Arabic, and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic
  • Intermediate proficiency in Spanish
  • Familiar with monitoring and evaluation standards
  • Experienced in report writing
  • Knowledgeable about refugee issues
  • Confident public speaker
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Background in volunteer management
  • Mastery of all MS Office programs
Work History
May 2013-July 2013Women's Empowerment and Youth Development Intern | Company Name | City, State
  • Created unique educational programs for Palestinian refugee children, women, and university students.
  • Monitored the psychosocial development of refugee children and witnessed significant improvement based on pre and post-assessment results.
  • Managed a group of 5 local volunteers who assisted in implementing lesson plans.
  • Drafted weekly reports evaluating the success of individual activities within the curriculum.
January 2013-April 2013Children's Education Program Instructor - Math | Company Name | City, State
  • Taught 5th grade mathematics to 25 refugee students.
  • Strengthened the Children's Education Program by adding new material to the mathematics curriculum.
January 2013-April 2013Adult Education Program Instructor - Advanced English | Company Name | City, State
  • Taught Advanced English to adult refugee students.
  • Developed new materials, such as oral exams and written assessments, to evaluate student progress throughout the semester.
  • Expanded upon the standard curriculum by adding a cross-cultural component to the English lessons.
September 2011-May 2012Research Assistant for Professor Mark Tessler | Company Name | City, State
  • Assisted University of Michigan Professor Mark Tessler by conducting background research for the Arab Barometer Survey project.
  • Identified different variables that may impact how Arab citizens feel about democratic transitions and political Islam.
  • Wrote summaries based on pre-existing literature and current news sources.
September 2011-May 2012Associate Editor | Company Name | City, State
  • Collaborated with the editing team to determine the quality of undergraduate article submissions.
  • Offered recommendations based on a holistic knowledge of the Middle East.
  • Edited five 30-page submissions per week and evaluated each submission based on content, accuracy, and mechanics.
May 2013Bachelor of Arts: Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)University of Michigan, City, State
  • 3.67 GPA
  • Enrolled in the LSA Honors College
  • Relevant coursework includes: Human Rights in the U.N., Politics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Intensive Arabic Language, Islam in Africa, Arab Culture, Arabic Literature in Translation, Comparative International Politics.
December 2012Intensive Arabic LanguageAmerican University in Cairo - Arabic Language Institute, City, State
  • Enrolled in 15 credits of High Intermediate level Arabic at the Arabic Language Institute
  • Coursework included: Written and Aural Media Arabic, Spoken Modern Standard Arabic, Reading and Writing in Modern Standard Arabic
May 2013Middle Eastern StudiesAmerican University in Cairo, City, State
  • Enrolled in courses related to Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic Language


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School Attended

  • University of Michigan
  • American University in Cairo - Arabic Language Institute
  • American University in Cairo

Job Titles Held:

  • Women's Empowerment and Youth Development Intern
  • Children's Education Program Instructor - Math
  • Adult Education Program Instructor - Advanced English
  • Research Assistant for Professor Mark Tessler
  • Associate Editor


  • Bachelor of Arts : Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)
    Intensive Arabic Language
    Middle Eastern Studies

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