TIMEP is now accepting applications for its summer 2017 internship program. Please submit applications by March 31, 2017.

Thank you for your interest in working at The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. Information on what to include in your application is included in the position description. Please note that we only accept application materials for the openings listed below. Any applications sent that are not in response to a listed opening will not be retained.

All TIMEP internships will take place at TIMEP’s Washington DC office. TIMEP is unable to assist with obtaining visas, travel, and accommodation for the duration of the internship.

More than just playing a crucial support role, TIMEP interns work as an integral part of the TIMEP team. Interns are matched with staff or Fellow mentors for the duration of their internship, working on projects or initiatives that align with their own career or academic goals. Located in TIMEP’s offices in downtown Washington D.C., the internship also allows a unique opportunity for engagement in policy-making circles and interaction with a wide variety of civil society and government actors. While the weekly time commitment is flexible, we ask that interns commit at least 15 hours per week in TIMEP’s Washington D.C. office.

Interns are placed in one of two tracks:

Research Interns have the opportunity to develop analytic and writing skills related to policy in the following areas:

  • Security, Terrorism, and Extremism
  • Political and Legal Institutions
  • Economy and Development
  • Religious Minorities
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Rights and Freedoms
  • Media, Arts, and Culture

Institutional Interns gain insider knowledge of and hands on experience with a policy-making NGO working in one of the following areas:

  • Communications
  • Advocacy and Government Relations
  • Development and Fundraising
  • Nonprofit Administration
  • Editorial

General Qualifications

  • Applicants should be supportive of TIMEP’s mission and principles.
  • Undergraduate, graduate, or recently graduated students are eligible to apply.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with backgrounds and experiences related to TIMEP’s focus areas.
  • Research internships require familiarity with Egyptian, Syrian, or Libyan issues.
  • Arabic language fluency is preferred but not required.

Application Instructions

Please send cover letter, writing sample (1,200 word maximum; excerpts acceptable), and CV to In your cover letter, please address the following:

  • What dates are you available to work?
  • Select one or more of your areas of interest based on the descriptions above and explain why you would like to work on this area(s).
  • Please explain how an internship with TIMEP will benefit your personal and professional development.

All TIMEP internships will take place at TIMEP’s Washington DC office. TIMEP is unable to assist with obtaining visas, travel, and accommodation for the duration of the internship.

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