Education For Employment

About Education For Employment

Education For Employment (EFE) creates job opportunities for unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by linking world-class job training to job placements and alumni support for continued success and civic engagement. Working in the region with world’s highest youth unemployment rate, EFE has pioneered an innovative, demand-driven model for youth employment, distinctive for measuring results in job outcomes rather than training numbers alone. Another distinctive feature of EFE’s model is to co-create locally-run non-profit organizations or affiliates in each country of operation, led by local business and civil society leaders who have the leverage, insight, and credibility to initiate sustainable change in their societies. Supported by our hub offices in Washington DC, New York, Madrid, and Dubai, our affiliates in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia lead a variety of trainings for unemployed youth and help them all the way through to being placed in jobs.

This model has led to EFE being recognized as one of the world’s leading social enterprises by the World Economic Forum, United Nations, Clinton Global Initiative, and media outlets like The Economist, The Financial Times, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Bloomberg, Barrons, The BBC, Al Jazeera, Harvard Business Review and numerous others.

Education For Employment (EFE) is an equal employment opportunity employer. It is EFE’s policy to seek out and hire, at all levels, individuals without regard to race, religion, age, color, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or physical ability. We affirm our policy of offering equal employment opportunities to all individuals through our employment practices.


Summer Intern

June 2020 - August 2020 New York City, NY
“I jumped right into meaningful work at the start of my internship, and I was always treated as an important part of the organization's mission. Through researching people and organizations to advise EFE to reach out to in preparation for their Fall 2020 Women's Economic Empowerment Campaign, I got to be an integral part of a grassroots movement and incite a global conversation about the advancement of women's rights. ”
See All