Work & Research Experience
The Taa Marbouta Language Centre aims to support the overall development of students during their time in Tunisia. This means that in addition to providing language education, we also set up internships or research opportunities for our students. This helps students take their first steps in the international arena, often their first experience of working abroad or in an international setting. For some people it may be their first time working in another language!
Since the Arab Spring began in Tunisia in late 2010, Tunisian civil society has continued to grow and develop. There are innumerable non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on every issue imaginable, from supporting the rights of female agricultural workers in the interior of the country to advocating for LGBT communities. There are many local development organisations, sports organisations, media outlets and investigative journalism outfits. While most work experience opportunities will be unpaid, there are some opportunities that will provide a modest stipend. Libyan civil society actors are also prevalent in Tunis and so there may also be opportunities for engagement with Libyan organisations as well.
If you are keen to find a work or research experience opportunity in Tunisia, get in touch with us so that we can review your CV and discuss options. We will only move forward with searching for internship opportunities once programme fees have been paid. Should you not be satisfied with the first opportunity we find, we will carry out a second search to suit your needs and interests. In 2022 alone the Taa Marbouta Language Centre has found internships for several students coming from abroad in NGOs working on a variety of issues: women’s rights, social & economic research, communications & marketing, local development, and preserving cultural heritage.
In terms of research, we have previously facilitated PhD students in their research on historical and political issues in Tunisia through providing connections, and recommending resources. We have also connected students to opportunities where they have contributed to ongoing research on important topics such as migration from Tunisia.
With this support, the Taa Marbouta Language Centre is able to help students set themselves apart. If they can graduate university with strong language skills and international work experience, they will stand out from the crowd. They will stand a much stronger chance of finding work in international organizations, and they will be more confident in the future of about living abroad.