A New Internship for Graduate Students

Read more about the CMES Graduate Internship, a year-long professional development opportunity in which advanced students learn the fundamentals of educational and outreach program administration, here.


The CMES now offers an Undergraduate Apprenticeship through the UC Berkeley URAP program.

CMESThe CMES Undergraduate Apprentice will assist with setup and staffing of CMES events; serve as a student ambassador to the Berkeley undergraduate community; solicit and curate ideas for future programming; research student organizations and course offerings for targeted invitations and cross-publicity for CMES activities; coordinate with graduate intern for preparation and implementation of Cal Day activities; assist with management of CMES social media presence; and research topics pertaining to CMES events, visitors, and faculty scholarship.  Read a full description and apply here.


UC Berkeley undergraduates with an interest in Middle Eastern Studies love MES197, a for-credit Internship opportunity in conjunction with KPFA 94.1, Berkeley’s public radio station.

KPFAThis unique internship opportunity allows students to help create and produce the Pacifica Radio/KPFA program, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa. VOMENA has provided the listening public with informed and authentic voices from the region and the diaspora for over 12 years, going beyond the headlines to delve into the diverse world of culture and politics, with special attention to the complex web of class, gender, ethnic, religious and regional differences. Interns research topics, write scripts, and learn all aspects of radio production. Read a former intern’s experience here.

To sign up, fill out the application below and submit it along with a copy of your c.v. and a cover letter to cmes@berkeley.edu with “VOMENA” in the subject line. For more information, please contact cmes@berkeley.edu.

VOMENA Internship Form


This fall, CMES is excited to offer UC Berkeley students a unique opportunity to study alongside students at Al-Akhawayn University in Morocco: MES 197.2 Virtual Exchange: Muslim Women’s Lives

Conducted in tandem with Al Akhawayn University in Morocco, this virtual exchange course will offer students the unique opportunity to study alongside students in Morocco. The course will focus on the lives of contemporary Muslim women, the factors informing constructions of gender identities in the Muslim world, and the role and legal status of women in Muslim societies as well as in the United States. On completion of this course, students will be able to articulate in conceptually appropriate ways key issues relating to issues of women in Islam, contemporary Muslim women and Islamic feminisms in various cultural contexts and geographical regions. For more information please contact IAS, 101 Stephens Hall, 510-642-4466, or mdlukas@berkeley.edu.

To sign up, fill out the application below and return it to CMES.

Stevens Virtual Exchange application