summer-fall application now open!
deadline: may 28th

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. All roles except Legal Fellow are for undergraduate students. First years/Freshmen are not eligible. 

WHY INTERN AT CAIR-NJ? 

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.  

INTERNSHIP POSITIONS 

 

Community Advocate:

  • Works mainly with Government Affairs & Advocacy Department. 
  • Intern will have key role in planning case by case advocacy responses to protect the civil rights of the Muslim community and maintaining a strong relationship with the community. 

      Government Affairs:

      • Works mainly with Government Affairs & Advocacy Department 
      • Intern expected to support staff and take lead on aspects involving Muslim Day of Advocacy and research relevant policy issues. 
      • Intern will play a key role in initiating and maintaining communications with elected officials. 

            Graphic Design Intern: 

            • Works mainly with the Communications Department. 
            • Intern will be expected to produce graphics and video for social channels on a fast turnaround. 
            • Intern be expected to contribute toward social channels distribution efforts and analytics. 

                  Legal:

                  • Works mainly with the Legal Department. 
                  • Intern will be expected to take the lead on making initial contact with community members for intake. 
                  • Intern will play a key role in maintaining communication and rapport with clients, as well as conduct legal research and engage in strategy development for cases. 

                        Legal Fellow: 

                        • Works mainly with the Legal Department. 
                        • Intern conducts similar duties as the legal intern with more responsibility and accountability 
                        • Role is for law school and graduate school students only. 

                              Media Intern:

                              • Works mainly with the Communications Department. 
                              • Intern will be expected to pitch and co-author op-eds on a fast turnaround. 
                              • Intern will be expected to perform research and other media-related tasks as necessary. 

                                    Operations Management: 

                                    • Works mainly with Operations Department 
                                    • Intern plays a key role in planning office management, data, technology, and performs administrative tasks 
                                    • Intern expected to be a problem solver for a wide variety of platforms and take lead on bigger back-end projects. 

                                          Project Management: 

                                          • Works mainly with the Programs Department. 
                                          • Support creation, documentation, and track progress for CAIR-NJ‘s major projects. 
                                          • Conduct research to support project decision-making processes and assist in identifying and resolving project issues or risks. 
                                                 
                                                QUALIFICATIONS 
                                                • 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. 
                                                APPLICATION GUIDELINES 

                                                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. 

                                                INTERNSHIPS ARE PAID 

                                                All interns are paid a stipend to compensate for their time and hard work. Interns receive reimbursement for parking costs. 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. 

                                                TIMELINE 

                                                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.  

                                                SCHEDULING 

                                                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 16-hour workweek between the hours of 9am-5pm.  

                                                QUESTIONS? 

                                                Call or email us: (908) 668-5900 or info@nj.cair.com


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