Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Internships

SQCC accepts intern applications on a rolling basis. General application deadlines for the Fall, Spring, and Summer internships are below:

Spring Internship - 15 October (Spring 2020 - deadline extended)
Summer Internship - 15 March
Fall Internship - 15 June

For information on the internships see below: 


Interns will provide crucial assistance to SQCC’s conferences, events, and outreach activities. This internship offers a unique opportunity to participate in the organization’s core outreach mission.


  • Assist in efforts to promote Omani culture through assisting with the design and implementation of public programming, teacher workshops, and other outreach activities
  • Photograph SQCC events for website and social media
  • Provide tours of SQCC's permanent exhibition space
  • Assist with the Arabic language program events and activities.

Research and writing

  • Conduct research for upcoming SQCC museum exhibitions, conferences, and special events
  • Write item descriptions, exhibition pamphlets, and conference guide materials
  • Catalog new additions to the SQCC permanent exhibition collection
  • Conduct research and write entries for the Indian Ocean in World History website (, a K-12 teacher resource

    Required skills

  • Applicants should have strong research, writing, and interpersonal skills, as well as familiarity with the Arab World in general and Oman in particular 
  • Prior experience in research, event planning, and communications is preferred.
  • Basic photography skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is essential.

Desired skills

  • Familiarity with Oman
  • Photoshop skills preferred
  • Arabic language ability
  • General graphic design skills preferred 

More information

  • The internship is based in Washington, D.C.
  • Interns will receive a stipend. 
  • Please note that candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Applicants must be fluent English speakers.
  • Undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates are eligible.
  • Candidates with full-time availability are strongly preferred (M-F 10-5), though part-time schedules will be considered.

SQCC is not responsible for arranging accommodations or facilitating visa applications for applicants.

SQCC will contact only those candidates who are extended an interview.

To apply

Applications are accepted and reviewed on an on-going basis.

Please send the following to with a subject line “Internship Application—Full Name.” Please indicate in the subject line which internship session you are applying for (fall/spring/summer). 

·  Cover letter, including availability

·  Resume

·  List of three references

·  Brief writing sample (no more than four pages, an excerpt is fine)


Please direct any questions about the SQCC internship to

About SQCC

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is dedicated to educating the peoples of the United States and Oman about the breadth and richness of our two cultures. SQCC promotes mutual respect and understanding between our nations and strives to educate a new generation of culturally sensitive and knowledgeable citizens in each society. Through outreach programs, scholarships, lectures, educational resources, cultural partnerships, and our Cultural Center in Washington, DC, SQCC brings the culture, history, and heritage of our nations to audiences in the US and abroad.

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