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Internship: Policy Intern

Posted February 1, 2021

This is a temporary, part or full-time internship. Internships are offered for the spring, summer, and fall. A needs-based stipend is offered for full-time internships only.

About Us

Muslim Advocates provides expert representation in the courts, the policy making process, and in the public dialogue so that American Muslims and all people can live free from discrimination. We litigate, educate, and advocate to uphold our country’s promise of equal treatment under the law for all Americans — and we get results. We are a big tent organization that recognizes the rich and full diversity of the American Muslim community in race, sex, place of birth, ability, income, education, gender identity, sexual orientation, sect of worship and level of religiosity. Our team is based in Washington, DC. During COVID, this will be a remote position.

The Policy Intern will work under the supervision of the Special Counsel for Anti-Muslim Bigotry.  Projects will include research, community outreach, event support, and a variety of other projects.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and provide support for projects including advocacy letters, memos, position papers, fact sheets, briefing materials, talking points, policy reports, etc.
  • Research anti-Muslim bigotry issues, including hate groups, hate speech by public officials, hate speech online, rallies and protests, etc.
  • Provide administrative support to policy department including scheduling, note taking, preparing meeting materials, and other duties as assigned.
  • Provide support for events and community meetings, and support outreach efforts
  • Join community calls and webinars and prepare minutes/reports for staff
  • Participate in team meetings and strategy discussions
  • Work with deputy director on special projects


Qualifications

  • Commitment to Muslim Advocates’ mission.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills – experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Macintosh OS database applications
  • Ability to communicate effectively and regularly with team members and supervisor
  • Comfortable working and being supervised remotely
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • High level of initiative, resourcefulness, thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated interest in civil rights work
  • Ideal for those enrolled in a part-time or full-time college or university
  • Experience working with grassroots organizations and conducting outreach is preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with American Muslim and/or interfaith community issues including but not limited to hate crimes, CVE, and discrimination is a plus but not required


Time Commitment

Summer internships are full-time (40 hrs/week).  Fall and spring internships are part-time, typically involving a 15 – 20 hours per week commitment.  A needs-based stipend is available for full-time internships only.


How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply online through this link: https://muslimadvocates.applytojob.com/apply/K20fD0JrGz/Policy-Intern.  Please submit 1) a resume, 2) a cover letter describing your interest in the Muslim Advocates mission, your skills, and experience, and 3) a writing sample.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.