Summer/fall 2023 application now open

CAIR-NJ offers internships to students on a biannual basis. Interns work closely with all staff and are trained to adopt a multitude of skills throughout their tenure. They also develop professional skills and become privy to the operations of civic advocacy, non-profit, and public service. 

If applicants do not follow the application guidelines, it will negatively impact their application.


CAIR-NJ takes on a wide array of projects and activities that seek to empower and cater to the needs of the Muslim community. Interns receive hands-on experience and take leads on various projects including CAIR-NJ’s annual Muslim Day of Advocacy and Muslim Youth Leadership Intensive.  


Legal Research/Editorial Writing 

  • Works mainly with the Communications Department. 
  • Interns will be expected to pitch and co-author op-eds as well as conduct editorial research. 

Graphic Design 

  • Works mainly with the Communications Department. 
  • Intern will be expected to produce graphics for social platforms on a fast turnaround.
  • Intern may contribute toward content plan for social media platforms and analytics.

Government Affairs 

  • Works mainly with the Government Affairs Department. 
  • Intern will be expected to support staff and take lead on aspects involving Muslim Day of Advocacy and research relevant policy issues.  

Programs Development 

  • Works mainly with the Programs Department. 
  • Intern will be expected to support staff and take lead on aspects involving CAIR-NJ’s virtual and in-person programming with masajid and organizations.

Operations Management & Development

  • Works mainly with Operations Department
  • Intern will be expected to support staff and take lead on aspects involving grant scouting and writing application components, and contribute toward grant reporting.
  • Intern will have key role in plans surrounding office management, fundraising & donor relations, and perform administrative tasks.
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing at an accredited U.S. university. 
  • Detail-oriented and creative; self-starter and can work under minimum supervision.  
  • Enthusiastic, optimistic, focused, and motivated. 
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. 
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills. 
  • Friendly and outgoing (comfortable speaking in public). 
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow through on various on-going and newly assigned tasks. 
  • Experience interacting with the Muslim community. 
  • Must be passionate about community engagement. 
  • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
  • All graphic design interns must have experience working with Canva or demonstrate a willingness to learn. 

All applicants must apply through this page and complete the following requirements: 

  • 1-page resume  
  • 1-page cover letter that highlights your skills and experiences. Please specify the position(s) and session (i.e., winter-spring or summer-fall) that you are applying for.
  • Applicants can only apply to one position. 
  • Most recent university transcript.
  • Work samples* – PDF FORMAT

*All applicants must submit a writing sample. This may be a drafted legal document, press release, blog post, or writing assignment. Maximum length:  5 pages. PDF FORMAT

*All Graphic Design applicants must also submit an original sample of graphic design work. This could be a school flyer or assignment. 


All interns are paid a stipend. Interns may also receive academic credit or community service hours if arrangements are made between CAIR-NJ and the intern’s university. Interns are responsible for researching requirements and coordinating this effort. 


CAIR-NJ’s internship program is open throughout the year, and we accept applications on a rolling basis. Each session runs between the following months (with flexibility): 

Winter/Spring: January – June  

Summer/Fall: July – December  

Due to the high volume of applicants, we recommend applying as soon as possible.  


Internships are part-time and hybrid. Interns are expected to be in the office 1-2 days a week, depending on the sessions and scheduling. All interns must maintain a 14-hour workweek between the hours of 9am-5pm.  


Call or email us: (908) 668-5900 or 

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*Applicants can only apply to one position!*
Undergraduate Students Only
January - June now closed
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