The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Michigan chapter (CAIR-MI) offers internships to undergraduate and graduate students. CAIR-MI’s mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions which promote justice and mutual understanding.
CAIR-MI believes the best way to secure a better future is to empower young Americans with the skills they need to make a difference. Interns develop professional skills, gain insight into the societal impact of public service, and have the opportunity to work with different departments in order to holistically understand the daily operations of a non-profit civil rights organization. CAIR-MI has a wide array of projects and activities that suit your level of expertise and will empower you to make a difference. Fill out Application Here
Operations/ Administrative Intern - Assist with office operations and fundraising.
News & Communications – Write for blogs, assist with newsletters, research.
Legal Internships and Clerkships - Assist CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Lena Masri in legal writing, research, client follow-up and more.
Safe Spaces Intern - Research information and help organize projects. Implement Muslim family policies in institutions. Undergrad students and especially law students are encouraged to apply.
Media Outreach Intern - Research and report findings of Islamophobia to community. Assist in projects reaching out to American Muslim community; phone banking, events, etc.
Video Campaigns and Media Intern - Develop, edit and oversee production of bi-weekly CAIR-MI video updates and other projects. Update CAIR-MI website. Intern should be knowledgeable in video and computer editing software; should have a high quality digital video recorder. For interns with prior knowledge of graphic arts, and preferably IT.
Government Affairs Intern - Advocate civil rights and liberties issues to state elected officials via calls, mailing letters, arranging appointments and attending elected officials coffee hours, oversee CAIR-MI voter registration drive, alert and organize Michigan Muslim community to advocate or oppose political actions effecting civil rights and liberties issues.
Special Project Interns - The internship is open to high school students on research and special projects pertaining to CAIR-MI's civil rights work. Applicants are required to intern 12-15 hours per week, for a minimum of a month during the summer.