INTERNSHIPS


Media & Communications Intern
(Summer and Fall 2017)

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;
  • Managing the organization’s social media presence;
  • Drafting email updates for donors and subscribers;
  • Drafting and editing press releases and articles for publication;
  • Assisting with research and production for our monthly podcast;
  • Assisting with translation (English-Arabic and Arabic-English).

Previous experience in/knowledge of Yemen or Southwest Asia is preferred. Proficiency in Arabic is required.

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

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


Foreign Policy Advocacy Intern
(Summer and Fall 2017)

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;
  • Planning and scheduling advocacy activities;
  • Coordinating with our volunteers and partner organizations in the US and Yemen;
  • Drafting and editing press releases and articles for publication;
  • 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. Applicants must be based in or near Washington, DC. 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 writing sample to jobs@yemenpeaceproject.org.


Community Advocacy Intern
(Summer and Fall 2017)

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

  • Monitoring federal and local government briefings and statements concerning civil rights, discrimination, ethnic/religious profiling, and related issues;
  • Monitoring relevant legislation and court cases;
  • Conducting research on US law and legal precedent relating to US military operations abroad;
  • Communicating with Congressional and local government staff members;
  • Planning and scheduling advocacy activities;
  • Coordinating with other organizations working on related issues;
  • Recruiting and working with Yemeni-American community liaisons;
  • Collecting and tracking reports of profiling, surveillance, violence, or other civil rights complaints;
  • Drafting and editing press releases and articles for publication;
  • Communicating with our donors and subscribers regarding our advocacy efforts.

Previous experience in/knowledge of civil rights law is preferred, but not required. Previous advocacy experience is welcomed.

Law students, graduate students, and recent graduates are invited to apply. Current undergraduates with relevant experience will also be considered. Applicants should live in or near Washington, DC or New York City; remote applicants with otherwise excellent qualifications will be considered. 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 writing sample to jobs@yemenpeaceproject.org.