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Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Internship - Fall 2015

Deadline: August 15

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is seeking interns for the Fall 2015 semester.  Interns at CAIR's national headquarters work with leaders on substantive projects that lay the foundation for a fair and more inclusive America. They develop professionals skills, gain insight into the societal impact of public service, and have the opportunity to work with different departments so they might holistically understand the daily operations of a non-profit civil rights organization.

Interns will be placed in one of six departments. Positions are as follows:

  • Law Clerk
  • Islamophobia Watch Intern
  • IT Intern
  • Outreach Intern
  • Government Affairs Intern
  • Graphic Design Intern

For more information and application guidelines, please visit CAIR's internship listing, here.


The Jerusalem Fund, Palestine Center Internship - Fall 2015

Deadline: Rolling

To apply for the internship program, please submit the following materials: a cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample on a topic related to the Middle East or the Palestinian issue no longer than 5 pages and one letter of recommendation.

Submit materials to:

Tamara Kamel
The Palestine Center
2425 Virginia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Or submit materials per email to

For more information on the internship opportunity or to apply, please visit


National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Internship Opportunities - Fall 2015

Deadline: Rolling

The National Council offers internship opportunities at the Council's Washington, DC office during the academic year (fall-spring).

Please note:

  • Academic year internships are unpaid;
  • Interns must work a minimum of 15 hours per week (office is open 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday - Friday); and
  • Certain events may require intern attendance outside regularly scheduled hours.

Applications for an internship during the academic year are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit the application form, here; along with a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample detailing what you hope to gain from an internship with the National Council.

Applications should be submitted to:

Mr. Josh Hilbrand
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
1730 M St NW, Ste 503
Washington, DC 20036


Arab American Institute Internship - Fall 2015

Deadline: August 7, 2015

AAI offers internships in Washington, DC for Arab Americans, college students, recent graduates, and graduate students interested in public affairs, advocacy, and ethnic politics. The program is part of the Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF)'s commitment to youth leadership, along with scholarships and awards and community service.

Internships during the spring, summer and fall semesters at AAI offer hands-on experience in the workings of a busy non-profit with programs that include research, event management, community outreach, media relations, and government advocacy. Applications are reviewed by senior staff to determine departmental assignments based on each applicant's work experience, education, extracurricular activities, career goals, as well as AAI's current priorities.

Applicants must either be U.S. citizens or permitted to work in the U.S.

Interns receive EITHER college credit OR a stipend.

For more information on the internship program or how to apply, please visit

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