Internships

Spring 2023 Advocacy Internship

For the Spring 2023 internship program, TIMEP seeks a full-time or part-time Advocacy Intern who is available to work at least 20 hours a week for 10 to 12 weeks. Spring internships typically begin between January and February, but we are happy to accommodate the start date that works best for the incoming intern.

The Advocacy Intern will:

  • Conduct research on members of congress/parliament in the U.S., Canada, and EU, including voting history and positions, while also locating relevant contact information 
  • Track ongoing policy developments, including statements and actions taken by members of government within US, EU, Canada
  • Maintain TIMEP’s internal advocacy reporting sheet and contact sheet
  • Conduct background research and draft memos and briefs related to TIMEP’s institution-wide advocacy priorities
  • Support the Executive Director and Advocacy Assistant in outreach to advocacy contacts
  • Attend, advocacy meetings and draft meeting minutes
  • Assist in planning proactive advocacy campaigns on relevant topics, including but not limited to conducting stakeholder mapping, drafting correspondence, and suggesting effective courses of action. 

Monthly internship stipends will be offered, so long as it does not interfere with the student’s respective university requirements for internships. Full-time interns will receive a stipend of $1000 per month, which will be prorated for part-time positions and partial months.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Preference for a candidate who is pursuing a Master’s Degree in a related field
  • Excellent written communication skills are required
  • Knowledge of U.S. government and congressional bodies is required
  • Knowledge of U.K., EU and/or Canadian government bodies is preferred
  • Knowledge of policy issues related to the MENA region, particularly regarding governance, human rights, economies, or climate change is preferred
  • Proficiency in Arabic (ability to read and understand) is a plus 

Internship candidates present in Washington, DC may have the opportunity to work in a hybrid format which allows for both in-person and remote work. Internship candidates outside of Washington, DC will be able to complete the internship in an entirely remote setting. Regardless of location, the candidate’s schedule should fall within TIMEP’s office hours (between 9:00AM – 5:30PM Eastern Time.) 

TO APPLY

Applications will be accepted AND reviewed on a rolling basis up until November 30th, 2022. Please send the following documents to jobs@timep.org with “2023 Spring Advocacy Internship” in the subject line:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter that includes the following information:
    • When are you available to begin your internship? What days/schedule are you able to work?
    • Where did you learn about the position?
    • What are your goals for the internship? How does this internship fit into your long-term academic and career plans?
  • A 1-2 page writing sample on a relevant topic or policy issue (excerpts from longer pieces are acceptable)