Spring 2023 Legal and Policy Internship

For the Spring 2023 internship program, TIMEP seeks a part-time or full-time Legal and Policy Intern who is available to work at least 20 hours a week for 8 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 Legal and Policy Intern will:

  • Track developments of relevance to TIMEP’s mandate, particularly in the legal, judicial, and accountability spaces;
  • Conduct research to support the ongoing initiatives of TIMEP’s Legal Unit, including but not limited to lawyers at risk, accountability, and transitional justice;
  • Assist in the drafting of legal submissions in coordination with partner organizations; 
  • Help facilitate and support legal partnerships and convenings; and 
  • Provide policy support on TIMEP’s institution-wide advocacy priorities, including conducting background research and drafting memos and briefs.

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.


  • Preference for a candidate who is pursuing or who has recently completed a JD, LLM, or foreign equivalent. Candidates pursuing other graduate degrees in related fields (including political science, international relations, journalism, etc.) welcome to apply.
  • Familiarity with legal, judicial, and/or accountability-related issues in the MENA region.
  • Familiarity with international law and/or human rights issues in the MENA region.
  • Familiarity with policy issues preferred (can be U.S., EU, or UN policy).
  • Preference for candidates who are proficient in Arabic (ability to read and understand).

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.)


Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis up until November 30th, 2022. 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 “2023 Spring Legal and Policy Internship” in the subject line:

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