“Let us work together to replace despair with HOPE, fear with human SECURITY and humiliation with DIGNITY”


HCEF is seeking talented and ambitious interns to join our team as a Communications & Outreach Intern!

Want to hone your professional skills and make a difference this summer? Expand your horizons by joining HCEF’s team in either Bethlehem, Palestine OR Bethesda, Maryland!


Bethesda, Maryland              Bethlehem, Palestine



The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) is seeking a Communications & Outreach Intern to support its public relations initiatives. The intern will serve an important role at HCEF, making a meaningful contribution to the Organization’s public image and offering an exciting opportunity to apply her/his public relations and communications skills in a dynamic environment.  Responsibilities will include developing and coordinating public events, composing and editing promotional materials, writing press releases and program reports, supporting social media outreach, and conducting research and data analysis related to programs. As Communications & Outreach Intern you will be a full team member, working closely with office staff in either Bethlehem, Palestine OR Bethesda, Maryland. Office hours are from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Additional hours will be required for special activities and events.

At HCEF, the intern will have a unique opportunity to strengthen his/her knowledge of Palestine’s history, culture, economic environment, and political landscape while extending their networks and honing public relations skills. Internships are a minimum of two months in duration, with the possibility of extension. Start/end dates are flexible. A modest living stipend will be provided.

The Communications and Outreach Intern must: speak fluent English; be proficient in MS Office and key social media platforms; have experience in written communications for promotion/advocacy; have a strong interest in Palestine; and be dedicated to HCEF’s mission. Arabic language skills are a plus, but not required.

TO APPLY:  Please send CV and Cover Letter to lmenchaca@hcef.org. Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are interested in an internship in Bethlehem, Palestine OR Bethesda, Maryland.


The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1998. Our mission is to protect the presence and well-being of the Palestinian Christian minority in the Holy Land through the promotion of innovative, sustainable and diverse development projects that uphold the integrity of Palestinian culture, tradition and self-determination. HCEF seeks to achieve this goal by collaborating with local and international partners to implement programs that work to replace despair with hope, fear with human security, and humiliation with dignity. For more information about The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, please visit: www.hcef.org