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 2020 – Legal Internship
For the Summer 2020 internship program, TIMEP seeks a full-time intern (working at least 32 hours a week) to provide support to TIMEP’s Legal Unit.
The Legal 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 legal research support on the Legal Unit’s current initiatives, including the Lawyers at Risk tracker and the mapping of legal education region-wide;
- 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.
Interns will receive a stipend of $1,000/month to help offset costs that may be incurred during the internship period. Internships are between 8 to 10 weeks on average.
- Strong preference for a candidate who is pursuing or who has recently completed a JD, LLM, or foreign equivalent.
- Familiarity with legal, judicial, and/or accountability-related issues in the MENA region.
- Familiarity with international law, international human rights law, and/or international humanitarian law.
- Proficient in Arabic (ability to read and understand).
Please send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with “2020 Summer Internship” in the subject line no later than April 30, 2020:
- 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?
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.