Emily Gottreich, Professor

Open (1) Center for Middle Eastern Studies Undergraduate Advisory Committee

Open. Apprentices needed for the spring semester. Enter your application on the web beginning January 15th. The deadline to apply is Monday, January 28th at 9 AM.

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) seeks qualified and enthusiastic apprentices to offer advice and support for events and initiatives as part of its mandate as a federal Title VI National Resource Center dedicated to the promotion of scholarly knowledge about the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). As a National Resource Center, the CMES supports language instruction in Arabic, Turkish, Persian, and Hebrew, k-12 teacher training, faculty research, community outreach, and area studies pertaining to the Middle East throughout campus. It also hosts lectures by distinguished visitors, films, conferences, and other events on a regular basis. This URAP position provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to develop skills, contacts, and perspectives on the MENA region and the various campus departments that engage with it intellectually. Apprentices will work closely with CMES staff as well as undergraduate administrative assistants and the CMES Chair and Vice Chair in conducting events and programs.

The student would provide assistance with increasing student awareness of services and programs provided by the Center and encouraging interdisciplinary student participation in its activities, take an active role in soliciting input from students and providing feedback and advice to CMES staff on services and programs related to Middle Eastern Studies on campus, and advocate for the mission of the CMES on campus (through student organizations) and beyond (through alumni networks). The student would provide assistance in establishing and sustaining a mentorship program that connects UC Berkeley students to alumni and professionals. The student would assist with fundraising activities, and take a lead on planning and implementing Big Give and Cal Day.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Prof. Emily Gottreich, Staff Researcher

Qualifications: Interest in and/or knowledge of the Middle East/North Africa; Global Studies/ME, NES majors, minors, and concentrators, or those with knowledge of a language of the region preferred; Demonstrated organizational and time-management skills; Strong written and interpersonal communication skills; Pre-existing involvement in ASUC/community organizations intersecting with MENA region desirable but not essential;

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

Related website: http://cmes.berkeley.edu/

Open (2) Center for Middle Eastern Studies Design and Communications Apprentice

Open. Apprentices needed for the spring semester. Enter your application on the web beginning January 15th. The deadline to apply is Monday, January 28th at 9 AM.

The URAP apprentice will design marketing materials in paper/online forms, and create engaging social media content to expand the CMES’s reach and impact.



- Design marketing materials in paper/online/app forms, including weekly bulletins, semesterly poster, annual report, flyers, and fundraising documents and presentations.

- Create engaging and exciting social media content to expand the CMES's reach.

- Offer ideas and recommendations for marketing and advertising strategies.

Students working with the CMES will gain skills in design, market research, fundraising and communications.







Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Prof. Emily Gottreich, Staff Researcher

Qualifications: Advanced experience in graphic design; Skills in communications and marketing; Demonstrated organizational and time-management skills; Strong written and interpersonal communication skills; Strong interest in and imagination for successful outreach strategies.

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

Related website: cmes.berkeley.edu

Open (3) Center for Middle Eastern Studies Virtual Exchange Project Apprentice

Open. Apprentices needed for the spring semester. Enter your application on the web beginning January 15th. The deadline to apply is Monday, January 28th at 9 AM.

The URAP participant will collaborate on the J. Christopher Stevens Global Ambassadors Project, an innovative series of virtual exchanges, providing an opportunity for UC Berkeley students to interact with a diverse group of peers at institutions in the Middle East and North Africa.



Match Arabic learners at UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco, and Berkeley City College with English learners in universities in the Middle East based on shared program goals. Help advertise the program at UC Berkeley.
Connect participants to one another and help answer questions about the program. Assist with evaluation and monitoring of the program (sending follow-up survey prompts). Assist with collecting material from participants for communications deliverables (photos, testimonials, etc).



Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Prof. Emily Gottreich, Staff Researcher

Qualifications: 3rd or 4th year undergraduates Required: experience managing and executing similar tasks

Weekly Hours: 6-8 hrs

Related website: http://cmes.berkeley.edu/