Middle East Studies

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Career Opportunities for Middle Eastern Studies
Information regarding career possibilities related to Middle East Studies.

What Can I Do With a Middle Eastern Studies Degree?
Information about career possibilities for Middle Eastern Studies majors.

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Middle East Forum
The Middle East Forum think tank offers paid employment, as well as internship and volunteer positions.

Middle East Librarian Job Postings
A list of positions by the Middle East Librarian’s Association.

Middle Eastern Studies Job Postings
A list of positions by the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations.

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Professional Associations

Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
A Non-political association that fosters the study of the Middle East.

Middle East Librarian's Association
This organization seeks to improve the quality of area librarianship through the development of standards for the profession and education of Middle East library specialists.

The American Translators Association
An association founded to advance the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters.

Modern Language Association
Modern Language Association promotes the study and teaching of language and literature.

UCSB Resources


UCSB Library Middle Eastern Studies Subject Homepage

Middle East Studies Program

Center for Middle East Studies

Career Resource Room

UCSB General Catalog

UCSB Office of Student Life

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