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

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.

Program Description

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

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

Please send the following to [email protected] 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 [email protected]