INTERNSHIPS

We are accepting applications for the fall 2018 semester until August 20. Yemenis and Yemeni Americans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA individuals, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Law and Policy Intern (fall 2018)

The Yemen Peace Project is seeking applicants with knowledge of and interest in international law to work with our advocacy and legal teams on projects relating to US foreign policy and international humanitarian law (IHL). This is a great opportunity for law students who want to gain real-world experience in applications of international law. Interns will work closely with attorneys at a renowned DC law firm as well as YPP staff. Duties will include:

  • Conducting research on IHL statutes and precedent;

  • Drafting original legal analysis that applies IHL concepts to real policy issues;

  • Drafting advocacy materials for use in our congressional, administration, and public outreach;

  • Collaborating with our partner organizations on advocacy strategy;

  • Representing the YPP at congressional and think-tank events in Washington;

  • Writing and editing organizational statements, press releases, reports, and other advocacy materials;

  • Monitoring relevant current events.

Previous experience in/knowledge of Yemen or Southwest Asia is welcomed, but not required. Law students and graduates with law degrees are invited to apply. Other applicants with exceptional relevant experience may be considered. Remote applicants welcome. The intern will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week, starting in May or June. This position is unpaid.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/cv, and writing sample to jobs@yemenpeaceproject.org.


Foreign Policy Advocacy Intern
(Fall 2018)

The Yemen Peace Project is seeking highly-motivated applicants to work with the Executive Director and the Advocacy Officer on the YPP’s foreign policy advocacy program. Duties will include:

  • Monitoring US government briefings and statements concerning Yemen and the region;
  • Monitoring relevant congressional schedules, hearings, and statements;
  • Communicating with congressional and administration staff members;
  • Conducting research on issues relating to Yemen;
  • Writing and editing organizational statements, press releases, reports, and advocacy materials;
  • Planning and scheduling advocacy activities;
  • Coordinating with our volunteers and partner organizations in the US and Yemen;
  • Communicating with YPP donors and subscribers regarding our advocacy efforts.

Previous experience in/knowledge of Yemen or Southwest Asia is preferred, but not required. Previous advocacy experience is welcomed.

Graduate students and recent graduates are invited to apply. Current undergraduates with relevant experience will also be considered. The intern will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week, starting in May or June. Remote applicants welcome. This position is unpaid.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/cv, and writing sample to jobs@yemenpeaceproject.org.


Media & communications intern (Fall 2018)

The Yemen Peace Project is seeking highly-motivated applicants to work with the Executive Director on a range of media- and communications-related duties. Examples include:

  • Monitoring international news coverage;
  • Writing news summaries and original blog content;
  • Managing the organization's social media presence;
  • Designing graphics and shareable media,
  • Drafting email updates for donors and subscribers;
  • Drafting and editing press releases and articles for publication;
  • Assisting with research and production for the relaunch of our monthly podcast;

Previous experience in/knowledge of Yemen or Southwest Asia is preferred, but not essential. Proficiency in Arabic is helpful, but we will consider English-only candidates as well.

Graduate students and recent college graduates are invited to apply. Current undergraduates with exceptional qualifications may also be considered. Applicants from any location are welcome, as the intern will primarily work from home. The intern will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week. This position is unpaid.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/cv, and a writing sample to jobs@yemenpeaceproject.org.