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Spring 2021 Government Affairs Intern

Council on American-Islamic Relations - National Headquarters


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January 11, 2021
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10-20 hours per week

Government Affairs Intern

The Government Affairs intern will work closely with the Government Affairs Director to fulfill government relations, communications and administrative functions. CAIR’s expanding government affairs department coordinates nationwide advocacy work on issues of public policy. Former CAIR interns and staff have gone on to accept jobs with members of Congress and in the White House.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct legislative research and policy analysis on issues facing the American Muslim community
  • Attend and summarize hearings and briefings on Capitol Hill and other government events
  • Assist the department in tracking legislation
  • Write press releases and action alerts
  • Participate in grass roots Get Out the Vote campaigns and community engagement
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Be enrolled in college or be a recent graduate with a bachelor’s degree in government, public policy, international relations, or another related field
  • Previous government or advocacy experience preferred
  • Previous campaign experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of legislative processes
  • Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to write quickly and effectively under deadline
  • Demonstrates follow-through and time management skills with assigned tasks

Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work 20 hours per week around intern’s schedule


Government Affairs Intern

The Government Affairs intern will work closely with the Government Affairs Director to fulfill government relations, communications and administrative functions. CAIR’s expanding government affairs…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Academic Credits
  • Salary

How to Apply

To be considered a complete application must be emailed to internship@cair.com, and include all of the following:

  1. An application form, signed and dated with all spaces completed with the most updated information and truthful responses.
  2. A cover letter that specifies the position(s) and session (i.e., winter-spring, summer, or fall) you are applying for, as well as your interests and qualifications. Applicants must clearly indicate which internship position(s) they are applying for in the cover letter. Applicants are welcome to apply for more than one department if they wish
  3. A resume that lists your most relevant and updated profile and contact information; and
  4. Samples of your work. Departments may require you to submit at least one of the following samples:
  5. Writing sample: This could be a drafted legal document, press release, blog, or previously submitted essay or writing assignment you’ve written that reflects civil rights and advocacy issues as they pertain to CAIR scope. If none of the above are available, an original essay will also be considered. [maximum length: 5 pages; if longer, please select an excerpt].
  6. If you are a student, a course schedule for the most current academic period (only applicable for Fall and Spring session)


To be considered a complete application must be emailed to internship@cair.com, and include all of the following:

  1. An application form, signed and dated with all spaces completed…

Location

453 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

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