As Salaamu Alaikum,
The Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations is currently offering internship opportunities at our Center City office. CAIR is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. Our mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. Internships at CAIR-PA offer undergraduate students a great opportunity to learn, interact, and grow in a friendly and diverse environment.
Here at CAIR-PA, we are convinced that the best way to secure a better future for us all is to empower young Americans with the skills they need to make a difference. There is no better teacher than experience. From our office in center city, CAIR-PA interns will work with chapter staff on substantive projects that lay the foundation for a more active and vibrant Muslim community. Interns will also develop professional skills, gain insight into the societal impact of public service, and familiarize themselves with the daily operations of a non-profit civil rights organization.
As a young chapter with a fledging internship program, there is tremendous potential for students who demonstrate competency and enthusiasm to be entrusted with significant responsibility. Successful discharge of those responsibilities is an excellent way of demonstrating your value to future employers.
Internship Positions Offered
- Positions to be announced soon.
Candidates can be undergraduate or graduate students, or those who have recently graduated.
Interns usually work 10 hours per week during a 12 week internship period. Internships will be offered during the summer, fall and spring semesters. Interns may receive academic credit if an agreement has been made between CAIR-PA and the intern’s college or university. All interns are subject to the applicable CAIR-PA employee rules. All internships are unpaid.
Candidates must submit a resume and cover letter to CAIR-PA. Once applications have been received and reviewed, selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Clearly indicate which internship opportunity you are applying for in your cover letter. If you are applying for more than one position, please list in order of preference. Students interested in receiving class credit should indicate so in their cover letters.
Please mail or email application materials to:
Attn: Internship Coordinator
1218 Chestnut Street, Suite 510
Philadelphia, PA 19107