About Al-Shabaka

Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network is the first independent and transnational Palestinian think tank. We are a non-partisan, US-registered non-profit organization, whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law. 

Al-Shabaka was founded in 2009. We are a remote-based think tank with a network of over 200 policy analysts and a core staff of seven team members based in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and the United States. 

About the Position

Al-Shabaka is seeking a full-time US Policy Fellow. The US Fellow is an integral part of Al-Shabaka’s staff, and plays a leading role in producing critical policy analysis, representing the organization in public forums, and strengthening relationships with US-based partners. To ensure the greatest impact, we aim for a minimum 2-year commitment from the Fellow, with the possibility to continue to grow with the organization thereafter. 

The US Policy Fellow will be responsible for the following functions: 



Strongly Preferred:


This is a non-exempt, salaried, full-time, and remote-based position. The Fellow may be located anywhere within the US, though due to time differences amongst staff, preference will be given to those based in the Eastern Time zone. Occasional travel (1-2x’s annual) to Washington, DC, or other locations for work-related events, may also be required. 


The starting gross salary for this position is $50,000, non-negotiable. 


In addition to a base salary, Al-Shabaka offers its staff flexible scheduling, unlimited paid leave, and a subsidy program for healthcare and technology expenses. Efforts to expand institutional support for staff are ongoing, based on available resources.   

To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter, your CV, 1-2 writing samples (no more than 10 pages combined), and a list of 3 reference contacts to [email protected], with “US Policy Fellow” in the subject line. Deadline to apply is May 15. Interviews will be conducted in early June with an anticipated start date in July-August.

Al-Shabaka is an equal-opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, or sexual orientation. Applicants of Palestinian origin are strongly encouraged to apply.