Advocacy Intern – Summer 2021

About TIMEP’s Internship Program 

TIMEP’s Internship Program is dedicated to training the next generation of policy influencers and policy makers by providing students and young professionals with:

  • A hands-on learning experience in which they are paired with a staff mentor
  • The opportunity to refine a set of skills and knowledge to further their professional goals
  • Exposure to TIMEP’s programming and operations.

At the beginning of each internship, each TIMEP intern will work with a staff mentor to jointly identify a set of goals for the internship involving skills, knowledge, and/or experience. By the end of the program, each TIMEP intern will have had the opportunity to:

  • Refine his or her skills, knowledge, and experiences in furtherance of said-goals;
  • Engage with like-minded organizations and practitioners; and
  • Better understand the role of civil society and nonprofit organizations like TIMEP in the MENA policy space.

Summer 2021 – Advocacy Internship

For the Summer 2021 internship program, TIMEP seeks a full-time Advocacy Intern who is available to work between 32 and 40 hours a week for 8 to 12 weeks. Summer internships typically begin between May and June and we are happy to arrange a start date that works best for the incoming intern within those months.

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 Executive Director in outreach to advocacy contacts
  • Attend advocacy meetings and draft meeting minutes

Monthly internship stipends will be offered, so long as it does not interfere with the student’s respective university requirements for internships. Interns will receive a stipend of $1,000 per month, which will be prorated for partial months. 


  • 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 is preferred
  • Proficiency in Arabic (ability to read and understand) is a plus 
  • Candidates must be based and authorized to work in the United States for the duration of the internship.


Applications will be accepted AND reviewed on a rolling basis up until March 31, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as we are prepared to make an offer as soon as possible. Please send the following documents to with “2021 Summer 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)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summer 2021 internship will be conducted remotely. While we will accept applications from candidates across the United States, the candidate’s schedule must fall within TIMEP’s office hours (between 9:00AM – 5:30PM EST.)

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