We are accepting applications for the spring 2019 semester until December 1. Yemenis and Yemeni Americans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA individuals, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Law and Policy Intern (spring 2019)
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 January. This position is unpaid.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/cv, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.