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The Sana’a Center is seeking policy and advocacy interns

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies announces immediate openings for policy and advocacy interns to assist in the expansion of its Washington, D.C. operations.

Duties will include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Monitor Yemen related policy developments in the White House, Congress and other arms of the US government.
  • Attend meetings with partner organizations, officials and members of congress and various governmental and non-governmental entities in Washington DC.
  • Assist in the drafting of monthly newsletters and contribute to publications.
  • Conduct background research on particular issues and government policies.
  • Plan and implement events sponsored by SCSS in Washington DC.


  • Interns could be enrolled in an undergraduate degree or have a B.A. in International Relations, Conflict Studies, International Development, related fields and/or relevant experience.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills in English (knowledge of Arabic is a plus).
  • Familiarity with the situation and internal dynamics in Yemen is preferable.
  • Past advocacy experience is preferable.


The internships are full and part time for a duration of four to six months, with the possibility of extension. The internship is expected to start as soon as the selected interns confirmed. Remote work is a possibility.

Interested applicants should submit an application consisting of a cover letter, CV, and a writing sample to [email protected] with the subject line: DC Policy Internship. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies is an independent think-tank that seeks to foster change through knowledge production with a focus on Yemen and the surrounding region. The Center’s publications and programs, offered in both Arabic and English, cover political, social, economic and security related developments, aiming to impact policy locally, regionally, and internationally.