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Friday, April 18, 2014

Trager on Getting Middle East Jobs in DC

Eric Trager of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy has a piece at Foreign Policy with the title "How to Get a Job in the Middle East (in Washington, D.C.)" It's useful advice for aspiring college students, including such obvious advice as visit the region, study a language, do an internship, etc. Recommended reading for college students, interns and others trying to build a career in the policy field.

1 comment:

David Mack said...

To Trager's advice, I would add that several years of military service is a strong credential for a wide range of Washington jobs, in and out of government. It is also the case that the U.S. military services have become much more interested in making good use of the area studies and foreign language skills of their personnel than was once the case. That includes both native speakers of languages in potential conflict areas, as well as the non-native speakers with a BA in Middle East Studies, including serious language study.