04/06/2020 . 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.

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 with “2020 Summer Internship” in the subject line no later than April 30, 2020:

  • 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?

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.