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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 Students
Muslim Non-Profit Internships
Other Non-Profit Internships
Muslim Non-Profit Internships:
CAIR SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
CAIR 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 training
in Community Outreach and Chapter Development, Governmental Relations,
Lobbying, Public and Media Relations, Legal and Civil Rights, Research and
Leadership Training. Activities included research, organizing grassroots
activities, writing information guides and pamphlets and learning the art of
effective media and public relations. CAIR Interns work with skilled and dedicated
mentors 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 the
application and information package or call 202 488 8787 or email
CAIR-LA Internship Program
The Council on American-Islamic Relations-Southern California (CAIR-LA) is
seeking applicants for its internship program. The program is open to Muslim
college 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 hand
experience and training in Community Outreach, Education, Governmental
Relations, Lobbying, Public and Media Relations, Legal and Civil Rights,
Research and Leadership Training. The intern will work on a designated project
in a department. This internship allows for first hand experience with an 18 hour
a week flexible schedule. CAIR's internship calendar is as follows:
Jan 3- March 18
March 28 - June 10
Summer June 21 - Aug 12
Sept 5 - Nov 18
CAIR- VA/MD Internship Program
Internship Positions Available at CAIR's MD and VA Offices
The Council on American-Islamic Relations MD-VA chapter is seeking
interns for its offices in Bethesda, MD and Herndon, VA.
The interns will assist in client intake, civil rights case management
and follow-up, media monitoring, governmental outreach and lobbying on
upcoming 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 exposure
to contemporary civil rights discourse (Muslim & NonMuslim) in the US,
community building and networking. This is an excellent opportunity to
witness and become a part of the "front lines" of civil rights work in
the United States. It is an invaluable position for individuals
interested in journalism, law, political science, and/or community
Ideal applicants will be community-oriented, self-starters, have
excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be highly
organized. Applicants must be fluent in English, and familiar with word
processing. Fluency in one Middle Eastern/African language is preferred
though not required. Interns are expected to behave in a mature
Islamic 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 Bethesda
To apply, please submit:
1. Resume listing educational background, work experience and any
2. Names and contact information of two references. These should be
individuals who are familiar with your academic and extracurricular
achievements and potential. Community leaders, Imams, supervisors,
professors are ideal candidates.
3. Please describe some political/journalism projects or
activist/community organizing projects (including any MSA, MYNA, CAIR,
Mosque) that you have worked on or are working on that will give us
additional background information on your particular fields of
experience and expertise. Maximum length: 250 words. ALTERNATIVELY:
Describe a project that you would want to undertake at CAIR MD-VA, and
include how your experience and skills make you well-suited to launch
it. 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
or call 714-776-1847 for an application
MPAC Summer Internship Program
The Muslim Public Affairs Council is launching its 2005 Summer Internship
Program 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 a
vibrant and contributing element within the American discourse and pluralism.
MPAC works actively to include American Muslims in policymaking and opinion
formation. MPAC has established itself as a leading American Muslim
organization on Capitol Hill, in news and entertainment media, and within the
community. An important part of our mission is the training and development of a
next generation of American Muslims leaders and activists. It is now offering an
opportunity for students, as well as recent graduates, to work towards the
advancement of Muslims in the American fabric.
Are you interested in working for the American Muslim community or gaining
experience in the non-profit sector? MPAC interns gain hands-on education,
experience and skills in media, community, and government relations. You won't
just be filing, you'll get to use your creativity and initiative to enhance or even
create effective projects that help fulfill our mission. We are looking for team
players 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 in
shaping our future. Summer internships are a great way to become familiar with
the inner workings of government or media, and to work with American Muslim
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 with
government officials, attend press conferences and events. The MPAC-DC office
is located across the street from the Supreme Court, Capitol Building, and all of
the Senate Office Buildings, allowing interns to experience the political
atmosphere of Washington firsthand. MPAC-LA is located in the center of one of
the nation's media capitols, and regular engages with media and governmental
professionals as well as interfaith dialogue, hate crime prevention, and
How to Apply for Summer 2005 Internships (Deadline: March 30, 2005)
We are currently accepting applications for full-time and part-time interns. If you
are 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 our
website at www.mpac.org to download the application. For any questions or
concerns, email Amin Al-Sarraf, DC Projects Coordinator, at [email protected].
There are limited internships available, so act now!
Islamic Internship for Worker Justice
Put your Faith into Action for Workers!
The Islamic Internship for Worker Justice is a part of Seminary
Summer, which reaches out to Muslim, Jewish, and Christian
future religious leaders. The program is inviting Muslim
students to participate in unique summer field placements that
help low wage workers. Participants receive one week of
orientation 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 reflection
Applications for Islamic Internship for Worker Justice are
available on-line at www.interfaithworkerjustice.org.
The first deadline is March 1, after which applications will be
accepted on a rolling basis as space allows. Please contact Joy Heine
if you have any questions, (773) 728-8400 x 33, [email protected].
Co-sponsored by Interfaith Worker Justice and
the AFL-CIO since 2000.
Other Non-Profit Internships:
Union Summer 2004:
Union Summer is a unique experience for juniors and seniors who are ready
to graduate and become change agents in the world. It is a highly
competitive program geared toward activists who have a track record of
involvement or volunteerism especially regarding issues of social and/or
If you are angry about working people being abused and exploited by the
rich and powerful you can have an opportunity to help people fight back.
This is a better world when everyone moves forward together, not when the
majority are left behind. Workers can have power over their lives if they
organize their numbers and resources to gain a voice.
Millions of workers today would join a union if they had that choice. In
2003 alone, 25,000 workers were fired trying to legally organize a union
at their workplace! Bosses are allowed to break the law with little or no
punishment for having done so. We need Labor Law Reform and we need it
Working families need to mobilize and vote as a powerful force to take
back America from the rich and powerful who don't care about what working
families go through just to make ends meet. By participating in voter
registration and mobilization, working families can elect people to
represent 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 union
and non-union workers around issues that affect their lives. Working
America! 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 you
should apply for Union Summer.
Union Summer is a program for juniors and seniors who think they would
like to become organizers or do some sort of social justice work. People
who KNOW they want to do social change work. We need high quality folks
who want to make a difference.
This is an intense experience. This is not a traditional kind of
internship. You will work long irregular hours but it will be an
experience you will never forget.
You will have an opportunity to work with union members and workers who
are not yet union members but have the same concerns as all working
This is a 5 week internship that starts with an intense 1 week training
before going out to the campaign you will be assigned to for 4 weeks. You
will be paid a taxed stipend of $300 per week. Housing will be provided
during your internship.
Note: It is also possible for Union Summer Interns to get credit for their
internships with certain of their professors. This SHOULD NOT be the
primary motivator to become an intern but for those folks who are great
candidates but are reluctant because of financial concerns this could help
them make the decision to apply.
To Apply: Please send cover letter & resume to [email protected] with
internship # DC6-- in subject line. In your cover letter please answer
the 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 ideas
about where you would like to work? What do you see yourself doing 5
years from now? 3) How do you feel about talking to strangers? 4) What
political, social justice, community or campus groups/activities have you
been involved with? What do those groups do? What were your specific
responsibilities? 5) Give me an example of a social injustice that really
burns you up; makes you angry. What if anything did you do about it?
AFL-CIO Organizing Institute
The Washington Legislative Office of the ACLU invites applications for
undergraduate internships with our national field department for the Spring,
2005 semester. The ACLU internship is designed to give students the
opportunity work directly with a national field organizer, primarily
focusing on grassroots mobilization around post 9-11 civil liberties abuses.
Students will be experience first-hand the workings of a full-service
national legislative office and the interaction between field and lobby
operations. Intern activities could include attending congressional
hearings and press briefings, assisting in field organizing and grassroots
operations, tracking current events relating to civil liberty issues, and
monitoring state political and judicial developments that may impact
national ACLU legislative initiatives.
A commitment of 10 weeks is asked, although the specific length and terms of
internships will be negotiated when an offer is made.
Applicants should have excellent research, writing, and communications
skills as well as the ability to work independently. A strong interest in
civil liberties is essential. An interest in political science, the
legislative process, grassroots organizing, and current events is helpful.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample of not
more than 5 pages in length. Please describe your interest in civil
liberties in your cover letter. Please also note your availability. Send
materials to: Naheed Qureshi, ACLU Washington National Office, 915 15th
Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Applications may be emailed to
Position open until filled.
Intern at RAN
Intern for RAN for Spring / Summer
For years Rainforest Action Network has been at the forefront of the
radical ecology and environmental movement, working to protect the Earth's
rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education,
grassroots organizing, and nonviolent direct action. Currently, RAN is
running hard-hitting markets campaigns to transform the multinational
timber 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 to
gain hands-on experience in any of the following fields:
· Environmental activism
· Markets campaign strategy
· Media, communications, and public relations
· Fundraising and organizational development
· Grassroots organizing
· Education and outreach
· Design and publications
This is a great way to get involved in the activist movement and build up
your leadership skills. RAN will be selecting up to 15 students to fill
our internship position this summer, and up to four students for the
Spring. RAN's non-paid internship program consists of 145 hours of work
over the summer; students may receive college credit. We reimburse
students for their local travel to our San Francisco office (up to $7
Apply online today:
Or contact Jessica Bell at [email protected] or 415 398 4404 ext 335 for
Action for World Liberation Everyday!
e-mail: [email protected]
ADC Summer Internship Program
Recruiting Now for Summer Program
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is now recruiting interns for the
summer program. We are particularly interested in recruiting Arab-American students, both
undergraduates 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 is
a small stipend.
ADC is a grassroots Arab-American civil rights organization. It was founded in 1980 by former
Senator James Abourezk to defend the rights of Americans of Arab descent, to promote the Arab
cultural heritage, and to represent the Arab-American community on issues of foreign and
domestic policy. Much of our work is focused on the prevention of anti-Arab discrimination, the
defense of civil liberties, U.S. Middle East policy, and educating the public about Arab Americans
and Arab culture. The ADC intern program is conducted under the auspices of the ADC
Research Institute, the educational affiliate of ADC.
Intern assignments deal with civil and human rights, education, governmental relations, media
and 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 policymaking
institutions in the Washington area, which shape issues and events of concern to Arab
Americans. There will be opportunities to take advantage of some of the speakers, films,
conferences, and cultural programs in Washington which address Arab-American issues. Each
year interns write and publish Intern Perspectives, in which they reflect on their experiences at
ADC and on the issues they have dealt with.
What You Need to Apply:
Completed application form (available on ADC website).
Two letters of recommendation
Two-page personal statement about your interest in being an ADC
intern, your background, education, campus or community activities,
career plans, or whatever will tell us how we can best use your
abilities and experience in our programs.
Applications should be sent to:
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
4201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20008
For the intern application form and for more information on ADC, the
intern assignments in each department, and on our current campaigns,
please check the ADC website: www.adc.org. Give me a call if you
have any questions.
Director of Education and Outreach
For- Profit Internships:
Microsoft Summer Internship Program
The Company: Microsoft, of course.
The Internship: Microsoft Associate Product Manager Intern. Are
you fascinated with customer focused marketing? Do you have a
passion for technology and how it impacts people's lives and
businesses? Microsoft is looking for our next group of technology
marketing innovators who will help us achieve our company mission of
enabling people and businesses throughout the world to realize their
full potential. We are looking for marketers who have a passion for
technology products and the people who use them. To be successful
you should have the ability to analyze markets, competition and
customers and translate that analysis into strategic insights.
During your internship, you will work to develop complete marketing
plans built on this insight and analysis, and/or create and drive
execution of programs and tactics to support your product's current
plan. You should have a deep understanding of customer behavior and
perceptions and be driven by customer satisfaction. You will need
to work collaboratively and build consensus across all functional
areas (other product managers, finance, sales and development) as
well as effectively manage external vendors. A keen understanding
of how our products work, how our customer's think, how to position
our products and how to deliver our products to customers is
Requirements: Candidates should be pursuing a BA, BS or BBA, have a
strong passion for technology and applicable course work or job
experiences in the marketing field. Ideal candidates will possess
strong analytical thinking skills, the ability to effectively
collaborate with others, excellent interpersonal, written and verbal
communication and presentation skills and have a strong drive for
Application: Submit your resume to the job posting listed on the
McCombs School of Business' online recruiting site, or email your
resume to [email protected]
The application deadline is March 6.
Jill Jurenka, Recruiting Coordinator
Microsoft College Recruiting
Internship: Flashback Data, LLC
The Company: Flashback Data, LLC.
The Internship: Business Development Manager. Manage internal
procedures between operations and sales. Work with marketing
personnel in growing market share. Manage and establish
relationships with corporations, computer service companies, and
computer retail organizations.
Location: Austin, Texas.
Requirements: Outlook, Word, Excel skills. Strong communication
skills. Works well in a team environment.
Desired Colleges: Business, Communication, Liberal Arts.
Interested? Contact: Damon O'Connell, at [email protected]
Contact for more information:
Mortgage Loan Officer
512-472-5433 ext. 2606
Internship: Avignon Realty
In case you missed it last week...
Avignon Realty is looking for Marketing interns to help with company
brand-naming. Earn college credit while gaining valuable,
Internship descriptions and applications can be found at
Look under "internships" to see more information.
Meghan Lowery, Human Resources Representative
Job Opportunity: Enspire Learning
The company: Enspire Learning is a growing company with the mission
to create effective online learning. It was founded by UT alumni
and is located in downtown Austin. The company provides e-learning
development services to organizations like the World Bank, National
Instruments, Canon, Dell and more.
The job: The "Multimedia Course Writer Program," a year-long
immersion in a growing start-up company where you develop scripts
and storyboards for online courses and simulations and write
interactive cinematic narratives.
Info sessions: Tuesday, March , 6 p.m. in UTC 3.102 (application
deadline Sunday, March 13) and Tuesday, April 5, 6 p.m. at 1708
Guadalupe (application deadline Sunday, April 17).
Application: Submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (less
than 500 words) to [email protected]
Sunshine Black, Office Manager
512-472-8400, ext. 228
Volunteer Opportunity: Austin Eastside Community
There is a volunteer opportunity available at Eastside Community
Connection to help in their food pantry, teach English classes and
doing random projects. Visit http://www.austinecc.org/volunteer/
for more information. If interested, contact their volunteer
coordinator at [email protected]
Volunteer Opportunity: UT Environmental Health and
UT's Environmental Health and Safety Office on campus is currently
undertaking the project of educating the student body and faculty
about the principles of recycling, particularly regarding the blue
bins around campus.
Objective: To design a well-organized, informative, catchy logo for
the promotion of recycling.
Duties: Meet with me a few times to brainstorm ideas and help me
design a logo.
Time Commitment: Sometime early March (I plan to have the first
meeting during the first week in March); estimated 5 hours total: a
couple brainstorming, a couple designing.
Motivation: A volunteer experience to put on your resume; the
opportunity to assist in decreasing contamination and increasing
Amanda Towler, Intern
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