Policy Intern – Tunisia, 2018

About Access Now

Access Now is a growing international human rights organisation dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, including issues of privacy, security, freedom of expression, and transparency. Our policy, advocacy, technology, and operations teams have staff presences in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), North America, and South/Southeast Asia, to provide global support to our mission.

About this Internship

This internship is under the mentorship and guidance of Wafa Ben HassineAccess Now’s MENA Policy Analyst, but it will also include working closely with the Policy team and broader organization. The intern will work specifically on a privacy law mapping project in Tunisia.

Interns can expect to undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Research all laws and regulations related to online privacy in Tunisia.
  • Research legal and regulatory developments related to Internet of Things products in Tunisia.
  • Organize all new laws and regulations found in indexed folders and an Excel sheet.
  • Use library and Internet resources to discover and confirm information relevant to court cases, hearings, committee meetings and other legal meetings related to the constitutional right to privacy in Tunisia.
  • Staying abreast of digital rights-related developments in Tunisia through media, academia, official documentations and other sources.
  • Perform other related duties, as required.

Interns can expect the following benefits:

  • Will be given the opportunity to research laws and regulations under the supervision of an experienced policy analyst and with the collaboration of a supportive and encouraging network of professionals working at Access Now around the globe.
  • Will gain a greater understanding of the internal workings of the Tunisian justice system.
  • Will have further refined valuable research and legal skills that can be carried into the future.


For this internship, field of studies must be related to Law, Political Science and/or International Relations. Candidate must have interest in digital rights and human rights issues. Preference will be given to those candidates that have prior experience in human rights and legal research. Also: 

  • Excellent knowledge of Tunisia’s legal framework.
  • Basic knowledge of the criminal justice system.
  • A genuine interest in digital rights, law, and technology.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Motivated to work and learn.
  • Be able to work quickly and pay attention to detail.


The intern will be based in the organization’s office in Mutuelleville, Tunis.

Time Commitment

  • This policy research position will start in January 2018. The duration of the position is six (6) months. This position is non-renewable.
  • A minimum of 16 hours a week is required. Interns who work part time are asked to commit to working either half days (4 hours) four days a week or two full days (8 hours) a week, with a consistent schedule.
  • This internship is paid.

Application Requirements

To apply, send a copy of your CV, a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for the position, and two references (only one may be academic) to Please place “Policy Internship Tunisia – [Your Name]” as the subject line.

Women and LGBTQI individuals encouraged to apply


The target start date for this internship is January 2018 – please apply asap!

Publish date November 15th 2017.

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Access Now is an international human rights organization committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We value and encourage diversity and consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.

This commitment applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.

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