Fall Internships

06/04/2020 . By TIMEP

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.

Fall 2020 – Legal and Policy Internship

For the Fall 2020 internship program, TIMEP seeks a part-time Legal and Policy Intern who is available to work between 15 and 20 hours a week for 8 to 12 weeks. Fall internships typically begin between August and September, though 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 (both in the MENA region and in the policy space);
  • Provide policy support on TIMEP’s institution-wide advocacy priorities, including conducting background research and drafting memos and briefs;
  • Conduct research to support the ongoing initiatives of TIMEP’s Legal Unit, including but not limited to on lawyers at risk, accountability and justice, and legal education;
  • Assist in the drafting of legal submissions in coordination with partner organizations; and
  • Help facilitate the logistics and operations involved in associated legal convenings and/or events.

Monthly internship stipends will be offered, so long as it does not interfere with the student’s respective university requirements for internships. Interns who work 20 hours/week will receive a stipend of $500 per month. Stipend will be prorated for hours worked 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).


Applications will be accepted AND reviewed on a rolling basis up until July 15th, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as we are prepared to make an offer as soon as possible. Please send the following documents to jobs@timep.org with “2020 Fall 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 (excerpts from longer pieces are acceptable)

Please note that 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.

*This internship will be conducted remotely for as long as the COVID-19 pandemic poses a threat. When it is safe for team members to return to our Washington, DC office, the intern will be expected to continue the program from our office, as well.