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No need to travel to Jihad camps abroad when CAIR- MPAC-and ACLU offer non profit summer internships in the US
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August 25, 2005
2005 Summer Internships for MSA StudentsContents:Muslim Non-Profit InternshipsOther Non-Profit InternshipsFor-Profit InternshipsVolunteer opportunitiesMuslim Non-Profit Internships:CAIR SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMCAIR is seeking applicants for its summer internship program. The program is open to Muslim 18 years and older and has legal status in US to receive monthly stipend. This Internship program is specially designed for College and University students. CAIR's internship program provides first hand experience and trainingin Community Outreach and Chapter Development, Governmental Relations,Lobbying, Public and Media Relations, Legal and Civil Rights, Research andLeadership Training. Activities included research, organizing grassrootsactivities, writing information guides and pamphlets and learning the art ofeffective media and public relations. CAIR Interns work with skilled and dedicatedmentors to gain first-hand experience on the "front lines" of CAIR's work.The application deadline is April 30, 2005. Interested and qualified applicants should go to our website at www.cair-net.org/internship to download theapplication and information package or call 202 488 8787 or email[email protected]CAIR-LA Internship ProgramThe Council on American-Islamic Relations-Southern California (CAIR-LA) is seeking applicants for its internship program. The program is open to Muslimcollege or university students age 18 and older who have legal status in the U.S.to receive a monthly stipend. CAIR's internship program provides first handexperience and training in Community Outreach, Education, GovernmentalRelations, Lobbying, Public and Media Relations, Legal and Civil Rights,Research and Leadership Training. The intern will work on a designated projectin a department. This internship allows for first hand experience with an 18 houra week flexible schedule. CAIR's internship calendar is as follows:WinterJan 3- March 18SpringMarch 28 - June 10Summer June 21 - Aug 12FallSept 5 - Nov 18
CAIR- VA/MD Internship ProgramInternship Positions Available at CAIR's MD and VA OfficesThe Council on American-Islamic Relations MD-VA chapter is seekinginterns for its offices in Bethesda, MD and Herndon, VA.The interns will assist in client intake, civil rights case managementand follow-up, media monitoring, governmental outreach and lobbying onupcoming legislation, community outreach and organizing, coalition work,the annual banquet, and the general running of the office.Interns will be trained in civil rights work and get valuable exposureto contemporary civil rights discourse (Muslim & NonMuslim) in the US,community building and networking. This is an excellent opportunity towitness and become a part of the "front lines" of civil rights work inthe United States. It is an invaluable position for individualsinterested in journalism, law, political science, and/or communitydevelopment.Ideal applicants will be community-oriented, self-starters, haveexcellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be highlyorganized. Applicants must be fluent in English, and familiar with wordprocessing. Fluency in one Middle Eastern/African language is preferredthough not required. Interns are expected to behave in a matureIslamic manner and to adhere to CAIR's internal policies and procedures.A commuting stipend will be provided.The Bethesda office is conveniently located near the Red Line Bethesdametro stop.To apply, please submit:1. Resume listing educational background, work experience and anycommunity ties.2. Names and contact information of two references. These should beindividuals who are familiar with your academic and extracurricularachievements and potential. Community leaders, Imams, supervisors,professors are ideal candidates.3. Please describe some political/journalism projects oractivist/community organizing projects (including any MSA, MYNA, CAIR,Mosque) that you have worked on or are working on that will give usadditional background information on your particular fields ofexperience and expertise. Maximum length: 250 words. ALTERNATIVELY:Describe a project that you would want to undertake at CAIR MD-VA, andinclude how your experience and skills make you well-suited to launchit. Maximum length: 500 words.This information may be submitted either electronically to[email protected] or faxed to us at 301-986-8772.For more information, call 301-986-1900.Interested and qualified applicants should contact Alia Aboul-Nasr at[email protected]
or call 714-776-1847 for an applicationMPAC Summer Internship ProgramThe Muslim Public Affairs Council is launching its 2005 Summer InternshipProgram in Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA!Since 1988, MPAC has worked diligently to promote an American Muslim identity rooted in Islamic values of freedom and justice, and make American Muslims avibrant and contributing element within the American discourse and pluralism.MPAC works actively to include American Muslims in policymaking and opinionformation. MPAC has established itself as a leading American Muslimorganization on Capitol Hill, in news and entertainment media, and within thecommunity. An important part of our mission is the training and development of anext generation of American Muslims leaders and activists. It is now offering anopportunity for students, as well as recent graduates, to work towards theadvancement of Muslims in the American fabric.DescriptionAre you interested in working for the American Muslim community or gainingexperience in the non-profit sector? MPAC interns gain hands-on education,experience and skills in media, community, and government relations. You won'tjust be filing, you'll get to use your creativity and initiative to enhance or evencreate effective projects that help fulfill our mission. We are looking for teamplayers who are self-motivated and enjoy working hard. It is in our interests as the American Muslim community that we have the right people involved inshaping our future. Summer internships are a great way to become familiar withthe inner workings of government or media, and to work with American Muslimleadership.Interns will be keeping up to date with local and national politics and media,writing reports and analyses, and will have an opportunity to interact withgovernment officials, attend press conferences and events. The MPAC-DC officeis located across the street from the Supreme Court, Capitol Building, and all ofthe Senate Office Buildings, allowing interns to experience the politicalatmosphere of Washington firsthand. MPAC-LA is located in the center of one ofthe nation's media capitols, and regular engages with media and governmentalprofessionals as well as interfaith dialogue, hate crime prevention, andcommunity outreach.How to Apply for Summer 2005 Internships (Deadline: March 30, 2005)We are currently accepting applications for full-time and part-time interns. If youare a student, we will work with your school to receive academic credit or work study pay. We have flexible hours, including occasional weekend and evening
availability. Please call for more information.If you are interested in an internship in Washington or Los Angeles, visit ourwebsite at www.mpac.org to download the application. For any questions orconcerns, email Amin Al-Sarraf, DC Projects Coordinator, at [email protected]There are limited internships available, so act now!Islamic Internship for Worker JusticePut your Faith into Action for Workers!The Islamic Internship for Worker Justice is a part of SeminarySummer, which reaches out to Muslim, Jewish, and Christianfuture religious leaders. The program is inviting Muslimstudents to participate in unique summer field placements thathelp low wage workers. Participants receive one week oforientation and training, and two days of debrief in Chicago.The program runs from June 19 - August 26.Students will receive:• l a weekly stipend• l housing if relocating for the summer• l transportation costs as needed• l possible academic credit• l help in finding a mentor for theological reflectionApplications for Islamic Internship for Worker Justice areavailable on-line at www.interfaithworkerjustice.org.The first deadline is March 1, after which applications will beaccepted on a rolling basis as space allows. Please contact Joy Heineif you have any questions, (773) 728-8400 x 33, [email protected]Co-sponsored by Interfaith Worker Justice andthe AFL-CIO since 2000.Flyer:http://www.nicwj.org/outreach/students/IslamicSumFlyer.pdfOther Non-Profit Internships:Union Summer 2004:Union Summer is a unique experience for juniors and seniors who are readyto graduate and become change agents in the world. It is a highlycompetitive program geared toward activists who have a track record of
involvement or volunteerism especially regarding issues of social and/oreconomic justice.If you are angry about working people being abused and exploited by therich and powerful you can have an opportunity to help people fight back.This is a better world when everyone moves forward together, not when themajority are left behind. Workers can have power over their lives if theyorganize their numbers and resources to gain a voice.Millions of workers today would join a union if they had that choice. In2003 alone, 25,000 workers were fired trying to legally organize a unionat their workplace! Bosses are allowed to break the law with little or nopunishment for having done so. We need Labor Law Reform and we need itNOW.Working families need to mobilize and vote as a powerful force to takeback America from the rich and powerful who don't care about what workingfamilies go through just to make ends meet. By participating in voterregistration and mobilization, working families can elect people torepresent issues of concern to all of us*health care, labor law reform,retirement protections, education and safety.This year, Union Summer interns will be doing just that. Mobilizing unionand non-union workers around issues that affect their lives. WorkingAmerica! Taking back America for the majority of good hard working folks!If you want to make a real difference on real issues in 2004, then youshould apply for Union Summer.Union Summer is a program for juniors and seniors who think they wouldlike to become organizers or do some sort of social justice work. Peoplewho KNOW they want to do social change work. We need high quality folkswho want to make a difference.This is an intense experience. This is not a traditional kind ofinternship. You will work long irregular hours but it will be anexperience you will never forget.You will have an opportunity to work with union members and workers whoare not yet union members but have the same concerns as all workingpeople.This is a 5 week internship that starts with an intense 1 week trainingbefore going out to the campaign you will be assigned to for 4 weeks. Youwill be paid a taxed stipend of $300 per week. Housing will be providedduring your internship.Note: It is also possible for Union Summer Interns to get credit for theirinternships with certain of their professors. This SHOULD NOT be theprimary motivator to become an intern but for those folks who are greatcandidates but are reluctant because of financial concerns this could helpthem make the decision to apply.To Apply: Please send cover letter & resume to [email protected] withinternship # DC6-- in subject line. In your cover letter please answerthe following questions: 1) Why do you think you would like to be a Union
Summer intern? 2) What are your plans after graduation? Do you have ideasabout where you would like to work? What do you see yourself doing 5years from now? 3) How do you feel about talking to strangers? 4) Whatpolitical, social justice, community or campus groups/activities have youbeen involved with? What do those groups do? What were your specificresponsibilities? 5) Give me an example of a social injustice that reallyburns you up; makes you angry. What if anything did you do about it?Meighan DavisAFL-CIO Organizing Institute919-656-0766 (cell)202-637-5096 (work)[email protected]www.organize.aflcio.orgwww.unionsummer.aflcio.orgACLUThe Washington Legislative Office of the ACLU invites applications forundergraduate internships with our national field department for the Spring,2005 semester. The ACLU internship is designed to give students theopportunity work directly with a national field organizer, primarilyfocusing on grassroots mobilization around post 9-11 civil liberties abuses.Students will be experience first-hand the workings of a full-servicenational legislative office and the interaction between field and lobbyoperations. Intern activities could include attending congressionalhearings and press briefings, assisting in field organizing and grassrootsoperations, tracking current events relating to civil liberty issues, andmonitoring state political and judicial developments that may impactnational ACLU legislative initiatives.A commitment of 10 weeks is asked, although the specific length and terms ofinternships will be negotiated when an offer is made.QUALIFICATIONS:Applicants should have excellent research, writing, and communicationsskills as well as the ability to work independently. A strong interest incivil liberties is essential. An interest in political science, thelegislative process, grassroots organizing, and current events is helpful.APPLICATION PROCESS:Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample of notmore than 5 pages in length. Please describe your interest in civilliberties in your cover letter. Please also note your availability. Sendmaterials to: Naheed Qureshi, ACLU Washington National Office, 915 15thStreet, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Applications may be emailed to[email protected]Position open until filled.Intern at RANDate:2/3/2005
From:[email protected]Intern for RAN for Spring / SummerFor years Rainforest Action Network has been at the forefront of theradical ecology and environmental movement, working to protect the Earth'srainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education,grassroots organizing, and nonviolent direct action. Currently, RAN isrunning hard-hitting markets campaigns to transform the multinationaltimber and international finance industries, with corporate targets Boise(formerly Boise Cascade) and Citigroup.RAN is looking for the best and brightest people out there who want togain hands-on experience in any of the following fields:· Environmental activism· Markets campaign strategy· Media, communications, and public relations· Fundraising and organizational development· Research· Grassroots organizing· Education and outreach· Design and publicationsThis is a great way to get involved in the activist movement and build upyour leadership skills. RAN will be selecting up to 15 students to fillour internship position this summer, and up to four students for theSpring. RAN's non-paid internship program consists of 145 hours of workover the summer; students may receive college credit. We reimbursestudents for their local travel to our San Francisco office (up to $7daily).Apply online today:http://action.ran.org/ctt.asp?u=2287344&l=77178Or contact Jessica Bell at [email protected] or 415 398 4404 ext 335 formore information.=====================================================ActionLAAction for World Liberation Everyday!Tel: (213)403-0131URL: http://www.ActionLA.orge-mail: [email protected]ADC Summer Internship ProgramRecruiting Now for Summer ProgramThe American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is now recruiting interns for thesummer program. We are particularly interested in recruiting Arab-American students, bothundergraduates and graduate students.The deadline for applications is March 15. The summer program runs from May 23 to August 12.
If students do not receive course credit for the internship, there isa small stipend.ADC is a grassroots Arab-American civil rights organization. It was founded in 1980 by formerSenator James Abourezk to defend the rights of Americans of Arab descent, to promote the Arabcultural heritage, and to represent the Arab-American community on issues of foreign anddomestic policy. Much of our work is focused on the prevention of anti-Arab discrimination, thedefense of civil liberties, U.S. Middle East policy, and educating the public about Arab Americansand Arab culture. The ADC intern program is conducted under the auspices of the ADCResearch Institute, the educational affiliate of ADC.Intern assignments deal with civil and human rights, education, governmental relations, mediaand journalism, publications, grassroots organizing, non-profit management and fundraising.Educational Program: One day a week, interns visit government and congressional offices,embassies, and other organizations. This introduces student to some of the policymakinginstitutions in the Washington area, which shape issues and events of concern to ArabAmericans. There will be opportunities to take advantage of some of the speakers, films,conferences, and cultural programs in Washington which address Arab-American issues. Eachyear interns write and publish Intern Perspectives, in which they reflect on their experiences atADC and on the issues they have dealt with.What You Need to Apply:Completed application form (available on ADC website).ResumeAcademic transcriptTwo letters of recommendationTwo-page personal statement about your interest in being an ADCintern, your background, education, campus or community activities,career plans, or whatever will tell us how we can best use yourabilities and experience in our programs.Applications should be sent to:Intern CoordinatorAmerican-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee4201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 300Washington, DC 20008For the intern application form and for more information on ADC, theintern assignments in each department, and on our current campaigns,please check the ADC website: www.adc.org. Give me a call if youhave any questions.Marvin WingfieldDirector of Education and OutreachADC202-244-2990For- Profit Internships:Microsoft Summer Internship Program
The Company: Microsoft, of course.The Internship: Microsoft Associate Product Manager Intern. Areyou fascinated with customer focused marketing? Do you have apassion for technology and how it impacts people's lives andbusinesses? Microsoft is looking for our next group of technologymarketing innovators who will help us achieve our company mission ofenabling people and businesses throughout the world to realize theirfull potential. We are looking for marketers who have a passion fortechnology products and the people who use them. To be successfulyou should have the ability to analyze markets, competition andcustomers and translate that analysis into strategic insights.During your internship, you will work to develop complete marketingplans built on this insight and analysis, and/or create and driveexecution of programs and tactics to support your product's currentplan. You should have a deep understanding of customer behavior andperceptions and be driven by customer satisfaction. You will needto work collaboratively and build consensus across all functionalareas (other product managers, finance, sales and development) aswell as effectively manage external vendors. A keen understandingof how our products work, how our customer's think, how to positionour products and how to deliver our products to customers iscritical.Requirements: Candidates should be pursuing a BA, BS or BBA, have astrong passion for technology and applicable course work or jobexperiences in the marketing field. Ideal candidates will possessstrong analytical thinking skills, the ability to effectivelycollaborate with others, excellent interpersonal, written and verbalcommunication and presentation skills and have a strong drive forresults.Application: Submit your resume to the job posting listed on theMcCombs School of Business' online recruiting site, or email yourresume to [email protected]The application deadline is March 6.Contact:Jill Jurenka, Recruiting CoordinatorMicrosoft College Recruiting[email protected]http://www.microsoft.com/college-----Internship: Flashback Data, LLCThe Company: Flashback Data, LLC.The Internship: Business Development Manager. Manage internalprocedures between operations and sales. Work with marketingpersonnel in growing market share. Manage and establishrelationships with corporations, computer service companies, andcomputer retail organizations.
Location: Austin, Texas.Requirements: Outlook, Word, Excel skills. Strong communicationskills. Works well in a team environment.Desired Colleges: Business, Communication, Liberal Arts.Interested? Contact: Damon O'Connell, at [email protected]Contact for more information:Chelsea ShafferMortgage Loan Officer512-472-5433 ext. 2606-----Internship: Avignon RealtyIn case you missed it last week...Avignon Realty is looking for Marketing interns to help with companybrand-naming. Earn college credit while gaining valuable,professional experience!Internship descriptions and applications can be found athttp://www.avignonrealty.com/career.phpLook under "internships" to see more information.Contact:Meghan Lowery, Human Resources Representative512-236-8745[email protected]-----Job Opportunity: Enspire LearningThe company: Enspire Learning is a growing company with the missionto create effective online learning. It was founded by UT alumniand is located in downtown Austin. The company provides e-learningdevelopment services to organizations like the World Bank, NationalInstruments, Canon, Dell and more.The job: The "Multimedia Course Writer Program," a year-longimmersion in a growing start-up company where you develop scriptsand storyboards for online courses and simulations and writeinteractive cinematic narratives.Info sessions: Tuesday, March , 6 p.m. in UTC 3.102 (applicationdeadline Sunday, March 13) and Tuesday, April 5, 6 p.m. at 1708Guadalupe (application deadline Sunday, April 17).Application: Submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (lessthan 500 words) to [email protected]
Contact:Sunshine Black, Office Manager[email protected]512-472-8400, ext. 228Volunteer Opportunities:Volunteer Opportunity: Austin Eastside CommunityConnectionThere is a volunteer opportunity available at Eastside CommunityConnection to help in their food pantry, teach English classes anddoing random projects. Visit http://www.austinecc.org/volunteer/for more information. If interested, contact their volunteercoordinator at [email protected]Volunteer Opportunity: UT Environmental Health andSafety OfficeUT's Environmental Health and Safety Office on campus is currentlyundertaking the project of educating the student body and facultyabout the principles of recycling, particularly regarding the bluebins around campus.Objective: To design a well-organized, informative, catchy logo forthe promotion of recycling.Duties: Meet with me a few times to brainstorm ideas and help medesign a logo.Time Commitment: Sometime early March (I plan to have the firstmeeting during the first week in March); estimated 5 hours total: acouple brainstorming, a couple designing.Motivation: A volunteer experience to put on your resume; theopportunity to assist in decreasing contamination and increasingcampus recycling.Contact Info:Amanda Towler, Intern[email protected](361) 227-1362-----------------http://188.8.131.52/search?q=cache:E0SXznkwMmUJ:www.msa-natl.org/news/SummerInternships.pdf+2005+internships+msa+&hl=en