www.MoroccoOnTheMove.com, @MorocOnTheMove and Morocco On The Move on Facebook are initiatives of the Moroccan American Center, a group of three NGOs – The Moroccan American Center for Policy, The Moroccan American Trade and Investment Center, and The Moroccan American Cultural Center – which work to promote relations and mutual understanding between the United States and Morocco. For more about each of the NGOs, our internship program, or to contact us, choose a link below:
The Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP)
The Moroccan American Trade and Investment Center (MATIC)
The Moroccan American Cultural Center (MACC)
Moroccan American Center Internship Program
Jordan Paul, Executive Director
The Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) is a non-profit organization whose principal mission is to inform opinion makers, government officials, and interested publics in the United States about political and social developments in Morocco and the role being played by the Kingdom of Morocco in broader strategic developments in North Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East.
Chief among the Center’s objectives is to assist the Kingdom of Morocco in its efforts to obtain American support to construct a stable, progressive, democratic , and economically dynamic region in North Africa. In pursuit of this broader strategic objective, the Center focuses a substantial amount of its resources and its activities on encouraging a viable political solution to the longstanding issue of the Western Sahara.
MACP is a registered agent for the Government of Morocco. All information on the MACP website, although much of it is generated by sources throughout the world, is posted on behalf of the Government of Morocco. Additional information is available at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
Jean AbiNader, Executive Director
The Moroccan American Trade and Investment Center (MATIC) was established to promote the Morocco-US FTA and stronger bilateral commercial ties. MATIC is an American based non-profit trade association that assists the country of Morocco in its quest to encourage economic growth and stability through the promotion of its private sector. Through its Brand Morocco program, MATIC has identified strategies for firms electing to take advantage of the unique location that Morocco provides as a platform from which new business initiatives can be launched into markets throughout the region.
Fatima Rachidi, Executive Director
The Moroccan American Cultural Center (MACC) works to build stronger cultural and educational ties between Morocco and the US through its support of programs that enhance bilateral relations and cooperation. The Moroccan American Cultural Center (MACC) was created in 2003. Since its inception, MACC has undertaken a range of projects including special events, educational programs, outreach to the think tank and academic communities, and internships.
The paid internship takes place in Washington, DC and the responsibilities are:
- Conducting research on topics related to functions of three Moroccan American NGOs: The Moroccan American Trade and Investment Center (MATIC), the Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP), and the Moroccan American Cultural Center (MACC). Specific assignments will reflect current programming needs of these organizations.
- Attending events and writing reports on event content for senior management and for various publications and newsletters produced by the NGOS.
- Providing administrative support for programming of the NGOs, for example, outreach to companies to promote the Morocco-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA), promoting attendance at trade conferences at which MATIC participates, providing informational materials for MACP seminars and roundtables, assisting in the organization of cultural and educational events, translation, and general office administration.
The requirements for the internship program are:
- Proficient in French and English (Spanish and/or Arabic a plus)
- Demonstrated interest in Morocco, North Africa, and the Maghreb region, Arab studies, US government policy in the MENA, international affairs, economic development, foreign policy, or other related subjects
- Strong knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office software (web publishing experience a plus)
- Team player who can also work well independently with multiple priorities
- International applicants are welcome to apply but must have the appropriate visa/work permit or complete the internship for course credit only.
The internship is designed to fulfill two general goals: provide a stimulating and real world experience for the intern while building on their skill set through work in supporting the operations and interactions of the Moroccan-American NGOs. Specific academic objectives include developing the student’s understanding of and expertise in:
- Research methodologies and skills related to topics of interest to the NGOs
- Current policy issues related to Morocco-US relations
- Economic and social development issues in Morocco
- Outreach opportunities for enhancing Morocco-US relations
- Interpersonal communications skills (English and French)
- Office administration skills including the discipline of an office environment
- Cooperation with various government agencies, including foreign Embassies
- Career opportunities
Interns receive grants consistent with the hours worked per week. A stipend is provided for full-time (40 hrs/week) work, and for part-time work (20 hrs/week). MAC will also work with your university regarding academic credit for the internship.
Term of Internship and Application Deadlines:
Hours and term schedule are flexible to meet the needs of the students’ semester or trimester schedule. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, including availability, to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline listed below. Application packages will be considered on a rolling basis. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. Must be available for an in-person interview in our Washington, DC office.
Proposed Schedule (subject to change):
Fall Internship – September 1 to December 20 (Application Deadline – August 15)
Spring Internship – January 5 to May 10 (Application Deadline – November 30)
Summer Internship – May 15 to August 31 (Application Deadline – April 15)
The Moroccan American Center (MAC) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, gender, religion, or handicap.
The Moroccan American Center is located at:
1220 L St NW
Washington, DC 20005
For more information about the Moroccan American Center, please contact us by telephone at (202) 587-0855 or by using the contact form below: