here is an update on the job situation –
so i went to an interview today for an internship at a think tank called the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information based in jerusalem. its a tiny place located in a monastary where both palestinians and israelis work at conflict issues/solutions. right up my thesis alley. right now they are working on a project that included a conference in Turkey in October 2004 for palestinians and israelis to discuss the water conflict (not being enough water, how to share water, work together in the water crisis). they are publishing a book in June which includes about 30 -40 papers written by american, british, and european participants in the conference. my job would be to edit their english so it is professional since english is not everyone’s first language.
it is non-paying as of now; i can try for paying my transportation but that’s no big deal anyway. it is, however, a huge foot in the door i believe – this is exactly the type of environment ive been wondering about, wanting to explore – the academic think tank type of forum… so this could be worth dipping into my savings until june. the director said i could probably get involved in other projects as time passes.
on a side note, i do have a meeting with this other guy who has this company and offered to discuss it with me; i think its some shady sales deal selling health products to people, maybe like cutco, but ill give him a chance, maybe he can offer me something secreterial.
so its money vs. interest at this point. any advice? i know that either way, i need some sort of direction because im feeling kind of lost at the moment as far as, i got here, now what am i doing here? on the other hand, dreams are nice but in israel dreams dont put food in ur mouth. money is hard and getting a good paying job is hard.