CNN Arabic has formed a new partnership with UAE-based community network program Promise of a Generation (POAG) to launch the CNN e7 internship program, an annual program that will support POAG’s vision of creating a generation of socially responsible women. The internship, which will take place in CNN Arabic’s Dubai bureau, will follow a rigorous application and selection process directly reviewed by CNN Arabic’s professionals and top journalists to shortlist 35 participants every year; 70% Emirati and 30% long-term residents from across the seven Emirates. The candidates will be given a chance to engage in world affairs as well as an opportunity to learn from experienced CNN professionals.
“Our region has talented young women and it is in our interest to identify them and offer them an opportunity to intern with CNN,” says Caroline Faraj, VP of Arabic Services, CNN. “We are excited to welcome the e7 interns and are proud to be able to offer this opportunity as it diversifies our workplace and allows us to play an active role in the enrichment of the community.”
Adela Acevedo-Sarna, Co-Founder and Co-Visionary, e7, POAG, adds “We are thrilled to partner with CNN Arabic in our vision towards an improved future for the next generation of female leaders in the UAE. A major pillar in this initiative is to involve our wider community in creating a positive impact among our communities aligned with the UAE’s vision and strategic objectives.”