Counter-Islamophobia Project

Islamophobia Watch Intern

Join our team

Research and Advocacy Intern


The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. It is America's largest Muslim civil liberties organization, with regional offices nationwide. CAIR's Research and Advocacy department welcomes applicants for the position of Research and Advocacy Intern on a rolling basis. This position is based in Washington D.C. and can be a full-time or part-time internship, depending on the intern’s availability. It is an unpaid position with a travel stipend and the intern may receive academic credit or community service hours if he/she/they conduct arrangements between CAIR and the school.


  • Assist in documenting manifestations of Islamophobia and the individuals and groups which promote anti-Muslim bias.
  • Assist in preparing reports on the impact of Islamophobia in America media, politics, and society.
  • Update databases and fact sheets containing information about the Islamophobia Network
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Possesses excellent research, reasoning and written communication skills.
  • Conscientious, flexible, able to juggle multiple tasks, and meet firm deadlines. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Confident in asking questions as they arise and calling staff attention to inconsistencies and problems.
  • Satisfactory completion of professional reference and criminal background checks.


  • Start date is flexible. Length of commitment is 10 weeks but can be longer depending on your availability.
  • Full time: Monday – Friday, 9 – 5 p.m.
  • Part-time: 1-3 days a week, 9 – 5 p.m.

How to Apply

Please submit you completed application to [email protected]. Include this completed application form, your resume with references, a cover letter, and a writing sample no longer than 5 pages.