Summer 2014 Internships & Opportunities

Below please find a listing of internship opportunities for Summer 2014. For more information about a particular organization or program, please contact the sponsoring organization directly.

If your organization or research program would like to have your available internships considered for posting on this page, please send an e-mail to and include the 1) Name of the Organization, 2) Location, 3) Website, 3) Brief Description, 4) Brief Instructions to Applicants, and 5) Relevant Dates and Deadlines for Applications.

The Pluralism Project - 2014 Summer Internships

The Pluralism Project at Harvard University is seeking applications for research internship positions for Summer 2014. Internship projects will vary depending on the student’s interests/experience but might include conducting ethnographic research and field visits to study religious diversity in a particular city of their choosing and/or working directly Pluralism Project senior staff to enhance the Pluralism Project’s web and archival resources at our Cambridge, MA office.

All interns will be expected to participate in weekly intern cohort meetings via Skype and will work closely with Pluralism Project senior staff throughout the internship. Research results may be published as a part of On Common Ground: World Religions in America or elsewhere on the Pluralism Project’s website, Internships are unpaid, although we are happy to work with candidates to secure academic credit or internship compensation through their home institution.

Qualifications: Applications are sought from current undergraduate and graduate students with excellent writing and oral communication skills. We invite students from all majors to apply; Experience in conducting ethnographic field research a plus but not required. Previous work with databases and archival projects is also helpful for those who wish to intern in our Cambridge, MA office.

Interest in (and respect for) diverse religious communities is a must.

To apply: Please send a letter of interest, current resume/CV, and contact information for three references (at least two of which should be able to speak to the candidates academic ability and potential) to , attn: Whittney Barth, Assistant Director.

All letters of interest should include:

  • Preferred internship area(s) of interest (ethnographic field research, web projects, archives);
  • Desired location of internship (Please note: The Pluralism Project is, unfortunately, unable to offer financial support for living expenses);
  • Notice of any possible schedule conflicts for participation during the summer program.

Application deadline is 5pm EST on March 21st, 2014. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis so interested students are encouraged to apply earlier rather than later. While exact dates of the internship are TBD, the program is slated to begin on or around June 9th and conclude the week of August 15th.

About the Pluralism Project: Since 1991 the Pluralism Project at Harvard University, under the direction of Dr. Diana Eck, has been researching the changing religious landscape of America. The Pluralism Project's mission to help Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity.


American Humanist Association
Location: Washington DC
Description: An internship at the AHA will provide an opportunity to support the organization's current work: advancing humanist values and progressive issue advocacy, focusing on church-state separation, civil liberties, reproductive freedom, human rights, and equality. Internships are available in four areas: communications and advocacy, editorial, field, and legal.
Applicants: Applicants should have a background or strong interest in one or more of the four areas. They should be enthusiastic, organized, self-motivated, and reliable, and have an interest in humanism and progressive issues. Interns' work schedules can range from part-time to full-time. Internships are unpaid.
Application dates and deadlines: The American Humanist Association has internships available year-round for students, recent grads, and volunteers in Washington, DC.

Secular Coalition for America (SCA)
Location: Washington DC
Description: The Secular Coalition for America is a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization located in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to increase the visibility of and respect for nontheistic viewpoints in the United States, and to protect and strengthen the secular character of our government as the best guarantee of freedom for all. The summer internship is a minimum 12 week program, but with flexible start dates between Wednesday, May 7th and Wednesday May 28th and end dates between Thursday July 31st and August 22nd. Interns must be available a minimum of 40 hours per week between 9 am and 6 pm. Occasional weekend and evening hours may be expected. Transportation costs to and from Washington, D.C. will not be provided.
Applicants: The Secular Coalition for America is seeking highly motivated undergraduate, graduate, or law students for unpaid internship positions in the summer 2014 semester. As a small non-profit, this internship will provide ample opportunities to take on responsibility and produce work samples for addition to a portfolio. The intern will learn and assist in the four main departments of the office: lobbying and advocacy; research and outreach; development and fundraising; and communications through traditional and new media.
Application dates and deadlines: Applications will continue to be accepted until March 31st, but positions may be filled and accepted candidates notified prior to that date.


Baha'i International Community at the United Nations
Location: New York City
Description: The Baha’i International Community’s United Nations Office offers internships throughout the year. Interns are selected to work in one or more of the following areas: human rights, gender equality, social development, sustainable development, and website development. The work is carried out under the guidance of the Senior Researcher and/or one of our Representatives to the United Nations. Interns may be asked to assist with: conducting background research to inform the Office’s policy and programmatic work; attending and briefing staff on relevant meetings at the UN and in the NGO community; preparation of contributions to UN Commissions and major events; representatives’ work on NGO Committees; translating and editing documents; developing website content; and some administrative tasks.
Applicants: Internships can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis depending on the project and the availability of the candidate. While we are not able to provide financial remuneration, candidates with visas permitting them to work in the United States receive a lunch stipend and reimbursement for commuting expenses.
Application dates and deadlines: Available all year round. Application deadlines open.

National Spiritual Assembly and Baha'i Schools
Location: Bosch, Green Acre and Louhelen Bahá’í schools in Santa Cruz CA, Davidson MI, and Eliot ME respectively
Description: The National Spiritual Assembly embraces the youth of the American Bahá’í community and delights in the growing number of young believers investing in the transforming power of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation. To show its appreciation, an internship program just for you has been initiated! This program will provide you with the opportunity to serve at a Bahá’í school AND have a hands-on, capacity-building experience. It is designed to allow you space to research and practice application of spiritual principles to vocational endeavors, assist you in elevating your personal skills and prepare you to contribute to the world-wide effort to infuse all walks of life with the harmonizing influence of spiritual insight. Responsibilities include: shadow school staff serving in an area that may be related to your field of study, such as, hotel management, food service, education, business and finance, IT support, etc; work on major projects for the school related to your area of study and/or conduct your own research projects, applying the Teachings of the Bahá’í Faith to your profession; serve as on-site registrar or bookstore coordinator; practice consultation and offer suggestions for implementation to the school administrators, etc.
Applicants: Interns will serve at their respective Bahá’í school for one full year and each school has an opening for two interns per year. The National Assembly will provide you with room and board along with a bi-weekly stipend. Each school offers a living experience within a distinctive Bahá’í environment and opportunities to connect with a diverse number of staff, guests and presenters. Qualifications include: a college degree, availability to commit to one full year of service, an understanding of the Bahá’í teachings and principles and of the current Plan, demonstrated ability to serve as a model of Bahá’í standards and to apply principles of service; ability to communicate effectively with a voice of encouragement, optimism and enthusiasm; ability to apply spiritual principles to problem solving; ability to self-start and collaborate effectively with others.
Application dates and deadlines: Application deadlines open.


Church World Service - Immigration and Refugee Program
Location: Washington, D.C.
Description: Church World Service is a not-for-profit, international humanitarian assistance organization comprised of 37 protestant denominations. The CWS Immigration and Refugee Program provides assistance to displaced persons abroad and works with the State Department and our 36 local offices and affiliates across the United States to resettle refugees fleeing persecution. The Washington, DC office of CWS advocates for improvements in humanitarian assistance funding, protection mechanisms, and the U.S. refugee resettlement program.
Applicants: Four internships are offered. Qualified applicants who can commit to intern for more than one semester will be given preference. All interns must also be willing to quickly and accurately obtain information and be professional in coordinating meetings with high level congressional staff. They must possess high quality writing and editing skills, proficiency with online communications tools, and possess creativity, initiative, and the ability to multi-task. Passion and commitment to the work of CWS is essential.
The Organizing for Immigrants’ Rights Intern will assist the Grassroots Coordinator for Immigrants' Rights in developing and facilitating field campaigns to enhance the capacity of people of faith and CWS resettlement offices and affiliates to advocate for immigration reform. The Immigration & Refugee Policy Intern will assist the Associate for Immigration and Refugee Policy by conducting research, attending meetings, and drafting documents. The Immigration Advocacy Intern will assist the Associate for Immigration and Refugee Policy by conducting research regarding the immigration reform debate, key players, and pieces of legislation. The Refugee Protection Advocacy Intern will assist the CWS Protection Officer and the Associate for Immigration and Refugee Policy in researching and reporting on key reforms to humanitarian aid, diplomacy, foreign policy, and protection for refugees and other displaced person.
Application dates and deadline: The internship dates are flexible according to academic calendars, and preference is given to graduate students and those who can work more than the required hours (never more than 40). Expenses related to the daily commute to and from the office will be reimbursed up to $300 per month.

  • Fall: Sept. 2-Dec. 14 — apply by August 1
  • Spring: Jan. 12-Apr. 17 — apply by December 1
  • Summer: May 18-Aug. 17 — apply by April 5

Location: Washington DC
Description: Sojourners strives to provide an internship program of Christian discipleship, with a focus on life and faith, prayer and formation, and work and mission. Sojourners is a connecting point for Christians nationally and internationally. We examine pressing moral, political, social, and economic issues in a spiritual, theological, and action-oriented context. We encourage people to think about the gospel implications of the issues society faces and, by bringing them to light in the context of faith, to set forth and encourage a vision for the future that is just and sustainable for the earth and its people. Lectionary reflections and columns nurture spiritual growth; editorials provide political analysis; and book, film, and music reviews critique popular culture.
Applicants: Sojourners Internship Program is open to anyone 21 years or older who is single or married without dependents (you must have a Social Security number). We seek each year to have as much age, gender, class, race, and denominational diversity as possible. Sojourners interns provide new energy, enthusiasm, and vitality to our life together.
Application dates and deadlines: Room, board, health insurance, city transportation, and a $100 monthly stipend for clothing, travel, and recreation are provided. Sojourners interns commit themselves to one year of service, starting in early September and ending in mid-August the following year. We hope that our internship program will be a life-changing experience and that growth during the year will influence interns' future work and life choices. Application Deadline: March 1, 2014


9/11 Unity Walk
Location: Washington, D.C.
Description: 9/11 Unity Walk seeks interns to be actively involved in all aspects of the Annual Unity Walk, along Embassy Row, in Washington, DC. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Draft copy for press releases, website content, program flyers and blogs.
  • Promote 911 Unity Walk mission and service programs through its social media accounts such as Twitter and Facebook.
  • Use graphic design to assist in marketing strategies and program outreach.
  • Occasionally participate in community events & businesses to promote mission and programs and outreach.

Applicants: Have a passion for interfaith relations and cultural diversity; have strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills. Students & professionals interested in non-profit communications, advertising, branding, direct marketing, publicity, and public relations are encouraged to apply.
Application dates and deadlines: Application deadlines open.

American Medical Association Ethics Group Internship
Location: Chicago
Description: Interns provide support for ongoing projects and initiatives in the Ethics Group. Interns are asked to conduct research on a wide variety of medical ethics issues which contribute to the formation of AMA ethics policy and other research projects related to the Code of Medical Ethics. Work may include researching legal, medical, or ethics literature and other resources; organizing and summarizing research material; and handling telephone inquiries or written correspondence. Interns also have the opportunity to attend faculty seminars and interact with a diverse range of professionals working in bioethics at a professional medical association. Past interns have obtained positions in private health law firms, healthcare consulting firms, and health related graduate programs.
Applicants: Program specifications require candidates be enrolled in academic coursework, receiving academic credit, at the time they serve as an intern. The Ethics Group recruits undergraduate and graduate student interns to work at the AMA Headquarters in Chicago on an ongoing basis for summer, fall, and winter/spring semesters. Internships are unpaid but participants will receive course credit for their work in accordance with the requirements of their academic program. Past interns have typically been law students, medical students, and undergraduates with an interest in bioethics, philosophy, religion, biology, or other life sciences.
Application dates and deadlines: Summer internships run early May through mid-August. Application deadline: Late February.

Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries - Interfaith Youth Initiative
Location: Boston
Description: IFYI is a transformational program—for the high school youth and college age students who participate, and also for adults who serve as mentors! Coming together as an interfaith group for eight days (tentatively July 31 – August 7) holds many blessings and challenges as youth and staff participants work to live together harmoniously in a world of infinite differences.
The IFYI experience is not only a transformational one, but also an intense one! As staff, be prepared for eight intense days of service to the youth participants of this program. Though we incorporate staff reflection into IFYI in order to make the experience valuable for mentors, know from the onset that staffs are “on” for most of the 8-day experience. The IFYI experience is one of “immersion” into the world of youth work, interfaith dialogue, service, and peacemaking. From the job description attached, and the amount of responsibilities attached to your role as mentor, much will be asked of you. Being an IFYI mentor is not for the faint of heart, but for those who have a heart for youth work, and for interfaith collaboration!
Applicants: IFYI staff mentorship positions available for qualified candidates, including relevant degree path and professional experience.
Application dates and deadlines: Application deadline: March 1.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
Location: Washington DC
Description: Find your role in one of 25 program areas, ranging from political to development, communications to education. Gain valuable professional skills while developing your voice as an LGBT advocate and leader. Play an active role in the nation’s largest LGBT equality organization. Connect with some of the foremost LGBT and allied leaders through educational brown bag seminars and other events. Internships available in 25 program areas, including diversity, Jewish workplace equality, religion and faith, and youth and campus outreach.
Applicants: Each internship is available for qualified candidates, including relevant degree path and professional experience. Interns in each department or program undertake different tasks, so each internship requires a different level of skills, demonstrated interests and prior experience. The internship description for each program area lists the specific qualifications for that position. In general, we look for demonstrated interest and enthusiasm in the role of policy and advocacy around LGBT issues; ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment; and experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook).
Application dates and deadlines: We offer Fall, Spring and Summer internships. Each of these three internship semesters corresponds to the most widely-used academic calendar for college and university students. Please note that these dates are guidelines; interns and their respective supervisors will work to set a mutually acceptable start and end date. Application deadline: February 2014.

Interfaith Alliance
Location: Washington DC
Description: Interfaith Alliance offers key internship positions in three target areas: public policy, development, and field work. Public policy interns research core issues and update website information, create policy pages and spreadsheets, attend policy meetings with affiliate organizations, assist with ongoing policy projects and initiatives, and comment on relevant news for regular blog entries. Development interns assist in outreach and logistics planning for major fundraising events, conduct research on prospective individual, corporate, and foundation donors, write letters to donors in response to their questions about our issue positions; develop promotional materials for donor outreach, and write and edit mailings that will reach thousands of members. Field/Organizing interns assist in maintaining contact with local Interfaith Alliances across the country, which includes maintaining records that relate to events and activities, research and develop resources for activist use, assist with coordination of LEADD (high school leadership program), and comment on relevant news for regular blog entries.
Applicants: All qualifications must include strong interpersonal, writing, and computer skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks and take initiative; and, a significant degree of organization. While most applicants demonstrate an on-going interest in pursing collegiate studies in issues concerning religion and public policy, Interfaith Alliance also encourages those studying non-profit management and marketing. There are no restrictions. Available for both graduate and undergraduate students.
Application dates and deadline: Available in fall, spring, and summer. Application deadlines and instructions here.

North American Interfaith Network (NAIN)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Description: The North American Interfaith Network (NAIN) offers a unique opportunity to include younger representatives (ages 16-35) in a valuable interfaith encounter during the 2014 NAINConnect in Detroit, Michigan. This scholarship recognizes young adults across the continent who are actively engaged in important work at the high school, college, graduate, and professional level. If you are passionate about interfaith work, we welcome your energy and enthusiasm and encourage you to apply! You do not need to be part of a NAIN member organization to apply. Recipients are selected by the NAIN Young Adult Committee, according to the directives of the NAIN Board of Directors. See below for complete information about the application process and requirements.
Scholarship recipients will receive:

  • A $500 stipend to assist with the cost of registration, travel, housing, and meals at the Connect.
  • A reduced registration fee of $135 to attend the NAINConnect.
  • The option of sharing a room with another scholarship recipient.

Scholarship recipients are required to:

  • Be actively engaged at the NAINConnect, attending the majority of the programming.
  • Speak on a panel or participate in a workshop at some point during the Connect. More information will be provided to selected scholarship recipients.

Application dates and deadlines: April 15, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST.

Project Interfaith
Location: Omaha
Description: Project Interfaith a non-profit dedicated to growing understanding, respect and relationship among people of all faiths, beliefs and cultures is searching for a motivated individual to help expand our communications efforts to meet our increasing communications needs. This position is for someone interested in learning all aspects of media, social networking and outreach for a non-profit organization. Tasks will focus on building our social media, website and outreach efforts, which in turn will build a strong base of different types of supporters including members, students, donors, watchers, supporters and champions within the community.
The internship will involve various tasks including: Drafting copy for media releases, website content, program flyers and blogs; Promoting Project Interfaith through its social media accounts such as Twitter and Facebook; Managing the Project Interfaith website in order to walk users through the site and handle technical difficulties. This includes the creation of new and editing of existing web pages; Using graphic design and creative skills to assist in marketing strategies and program outreach. This includes graphic development for marketing materials, advertising and Project Interfaith's two websites; Occasionally participating in job fairs and community events to promote Project Interfaith; Providing assistance with communication efforts, develop relationships on behalf of Project Interfaith with organizations, businesses and higher education institutions; As with all positions in our office, the successful candidate also at times will need to assist with promoting and staffing programming and helping with office tasks as needed.
Applicants: Students interested in non-profit communications, advertising, branding, direct marketing, promotion, publicity and public relations are encouraged to apply. Professionals who are looking for more experience in this field or are interested in a career change are also welcome to apply. Successful candidates: share a passion for interfaith relations and religious and cultural diversity; are highly self directed, motivated and proactive; are organized and thorough; are dependable; demonstrate strong writing, communication and interpersonal skills; are able to communicate with a diverse community.; and be a supportive member of a team in a dynamic, growing office environment; are flexible, resourceful and creative problem solvers; have a working knowledge of website development/maintenance such as Drupal; have a working knowledge of social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Blogger; are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; are knowledgeable with excel and good at collecting/ tracking data; have a proven track record of meeting deadlines, prioritizing multiple tasks, and resourcefulness (this is a making lemonade out of lemons place); and are able to provide creative input and suggestions.
Application dates and deadline: This internship requires a minimum of 20 hours per week for a four-month period. The first four-month internship is an unpaid position but should the intern be invited to stay on for a second four-month internship, the position would then receive a stipend. Further interns will leave with skills, experience and knowledge that will make them more competitive when looking for future employment. Application deadline open.

Stony Point Community of Living Traditions Young Adult Summer Institute Program
Location: Stony Point Community of Living Traditions, Stony Point NY
Description: At Stony Point Institute we are dedicated to walking the road of social transformation by placing relationship and community at the center of our social justice program. We are offering a rich opportunity to live in community with peers from different faiths. Together we will study the wisdom of the three Abrahamic traditions and develop practices for faith-based personal and social transformation as we strengthen our relationship to the earth. The Stony Point Institute is a summer residential program dedicated to creating community based on listening, learning and living together. Students will live communally in a large residence with several separate bedrooms for women and men. Most weekday mornings, students will work together in the Stony Point vegetable gardens growing their relationship to the land. Additional projects include sacred text study, social change practices, and intentional living. This year the Summer Institute includes the Jewish observance of Shavuot, the Christian observance of Pentecost, and the Muslim observance of Ramadan. Institute students of these traditions will have the opportunity both to learn and to share their experience, and all will be welcome to explore the richness of these ancient celebrations.
Applicants: The Stony Point Summer Institute is seeking Jewish, Christian and Muslim young adults, ages 19-29, who are grounded in their tradition and who have a passion for multi-faith social activism and civic engagement. There is no cost to participating in the Summer Institute other than travel to attend. For those who who are selected to participate in the Institute, scholarships to help with that participation will be made available on the basis of need.
Application dates and deadlines: Monday, June 2 – Sunday, August 10, 2014. Early admission deadline: Friday, January 31, 2014. Regular admission deadline: Friday, March, 21, 2014.

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
Location: Washington DC
Description: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom was created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to monitor the status of freedom of thought, conscience, and religion or belief abroad, as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and related international instruments, and to give independent policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress.
Internships available: Administrative, Communications, Government Relations, Office of Legal Counsel, Policy: Legal Research, Policy: Regional Policy Analysis (Africa; East Asia; Europe and Central Asia; Middle East; South Asia)
Applicants: Only currently enrolled students are eligible for internships with USCIRF. Internships can be full-time (40 hours a week) or part-time (20-30 hours a week) for a minimum of 8 weeks. All are unpaid. Course credit is available. Although the Commission does not provide housing or moving expenses, it does offer transportation stipends up to a maximum of $125 per month.
Application dates and deadlines: Available June - August 2014. Application deadline: April 1, 2014.

Institute for Women's Policy Research
Location: Washington DC
Description: The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies. IWPR is committed to assisting the professional development of students and graduates interested in economic justice for women. IWPR’s internship program is designed to provide participants with challenging work experiences under the guidance and supervision of researchers with extensive knowledge of women’s policy issues and social science research. Internships available in: research, communications and outreach, development, and accounting. Interns spend 40 hours per week in the office and receive a stipend of $160 per week.
Applicants: Each internship is available for qualified applicants, including relevant degree path and professional experience. All IWPR interns must have good computer skills, excellent writing and communication skills, and an interest in women’s issues. Prior office experience is desirable, as interns are responsible for a certain amount of general office work, such as photocopying, answering phones, filing, and maintaining the library. IWPR is committed to diversity and encourages people of all ethnic, cultural, economic, and sexual orientations to apply.
Application dates and deadlines: Summer internships run for a period of 10 weeks, beginning in May or June and ending in July or August. Starting and ending dates are flexible. Application deadline: March 1, 2014.

Interfaith Worker Justice
Location: Chicago
Description: Interfaith Worker Justice, a network of people of faith that calls upon our religious values in order to educate, organize, and mobilize the religious community in the United States on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits and conditions for workers, and give voice to workers, especially low‐wage workers. We partner closely with leaders in the labor movement as well as labor‐friendly community organizations. We welcome people of good will from every faith tradition who are committed to proclaiming the dignity of every working person and securing the well‐being of all working people. IWJ interns will provide general support to our workers’ rights campaigns, helping mobilize religious leaders and faith‐based activists for timely actions to help janitors, hotel workers, farm workers, and security guards. This work will take the form of making phone calls, crafting emails or literature, engaging in one on one meetings with community and religious leaders, meeting with local union representatives, organizing events and attending meetings as a member of Interfaith Worker Justice. The intern will be supervised directly by an organizer on site as well as receive support and coaching from a IJW’s National staff member.
Applicants: The student must be a person of faith or interested in working closely and respectfully with persons of faith. Familiarity and comfort with religious practices outside of one’s tradition is essential. We desire a student who is well‐versed in politics, history, and economics and is capable of interpreting public affairs theologically. No prior experience in community organizing is preferred but not required. Familiarity with the history of the U.S. labor movement is recommended but by no means required. The student must show strong interest in forging an understanding of social and economic justice from a theological perspective and in learning to analyze economic and political realities as viewed through the lens of faith. The student must have an inquisitive nature and an open curiosity about how religious practice informs and supports the direct action organizing we do. There is no qualifying “religious test,” nor expectation of orthodox to any particular tradition.
Application dates and deadlines: June 10, 2014 – August 8, 2014 (Includes June 10-13 training and August 6-8 debrief in Chicago). Application deadline: March 30, 2014

People for the American Way
Location: Washington DC, New York City, Florida
Description: People For the American Way is a nationwide advocacy organization that mobilizes its members and activists to fight for public policies that reflect the values of freedom, fairness, and equal opportunity; to champion constitutional protections and civil rights; to hold public officials accountable to those standards; and to promote strong democratic institutions, including a federal judiciary that upholds individual rights. The affiliated People For the American Way Foundation conducts research, legal, and education work on behalf of First Amendment freedoms and democratic values; monitors, exposes, and challenges the Religious Right movement and its political allies; identifies, trains, and supports the next generation of progressive leaders through its Young People For youth leadership programs and its Young Elected Officials Network; and carries out nonpartisan voter education, registration, civic participation, and election protection activities. Internships available in: public policy, fellowship, advanced leadership training, African-American religious affairs, communications, development, and web.
Applicants: Each internship is available for qualified applicants, including relevant degree path and professional experience.
Application dates and deadlines: Available on a rolling basis. Application deadline open.

Religions for Peace
Location: New York City
Description: Religions for Peace is the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition working to advance a shared positive vision of peace and to address common threats to peace through its action programs: transforming conflict, promoting just and harmonious societies, advancing human development and protecting the earth.
Internship opportunities are available in several areas, including research and analysis, communications and multimedia, programs, women and youth, fundraising and event production and logistics. Interns are recruited year-round to volunteer in our international headquarters, located in New York City at 777 United Nations Plaza and are filled on a rolling basis. All internship duties generally consist of coordination, research, editing, and writing.
Applicants: The Religions for Peace Internship offers outstanding volunteer opportunities for college students, graduate students, and graduates focusing on religious and international studies and who are pursuing a career in multi-faith common action for peace or a related field. Academic credit for an internship is available. Interns should be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Interns should display advanced intercultural communication skills in addition to the ability to analyze and evaluate information quickly and thoroughly. A strong interest or background in inter-faith work, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work efficiently in a multi-cultural environment, enthusiasm for learning and reliability are pluses.
Application dates and deadlines: Available on a rolling basis. Application deadline open.

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
Location: New York City
Description: The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding promotes mutual respect with practical programs that bridge religious difference and combat prejudice in areas of armed conflict, schools, workplaces, and health care settings. Tanenbaum confronts religious ignorance and violence head-on with results-oriented programs that reduce hatred and produce real change in the way people think and act. Internships are offered in conflict resolution, education, health care, and workplace diversity.
Applicants: Each internship is available for qualified applicants, including relevant degree path and professional experience.
Application dates and deadlines: Available on a rolling basis. Application deadline open.


Adamah: The Jewish Environmental Fellowship
Location: Falls Village, CT
Description: Now in its tenth successful year, Adamah: The Jewish Environmental Fellowship is a three-month leadership training program in Falls Village, CT for Jewish adults ages 20-32 that integrates organic agriculture, farm-to-table living, Jewish learning, community building, and spiritual practice. A typical day is spent on our six-acre farm, in our commercial kitchen and on our goat pasture, helping to create a sustainable business that models ecological design, financial viability and social responsibility. Evenings are spent learning about Judaism and sustainability, building community and cultivating leadership skills. Our amazing staff and assortment of visiting faculty will help you listen to and follow your soul’s yearning for ecological and spiritual wholeness, recraft a Jewish identity that sings to you, and build relationships and skills that will sustain you for the rest of your life.
Application dates and deadlines: 2014 Fellowship Dates:

  • Spring 2014: April 6 - June 15
  • Summer 2014: June 11 - September 1
  • Fall 2014: August 27 - December 8

Applications for 2014 Fellowships are accepted and processed on a rolling basis. While we will continue to accept applicants until each fellowship is full, we strongly encourage folks to submit applications by the following dates:

  • Spring: January 1, 2014
  • Summer: February 1, 2014
  • Fall: March 1, 2014/li>

Bend the Arc
Location: Southern California, Los Angeles
Description: We offer a unique and vibrant learning environment with a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Tasks may include planning and attending community meetings, event planning, research, outreach and base-building, and data-entry. While some tasks will be administrative, we aim to balance our current project needs with your interests. Possible areas of focus may include food justice, criminal justice reform, economic inequality, Jewish underpinnings of social justice work, LGBT rights, fundraising and more.
Applicants: An internship with Bend the Arc is a great opportunity for anyone interested in social justice, Jewish tradition, and the nexus of the two. We seek creative, committed, organized, and energetic self-starters. Writing and verbal communication skills highly desired. School credit may be available.
Application dates and deadline: Start and end dates, as well as hours per week, are flexible.

The American Jewish Committee - Helen and Martin Kimmel Internship Program
Location: Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, and Dallas
Description: Interns have the unique opportunity to get an insider’s look at the work of AJC in areas such as diplomatic outreach, Israel advocacy, intergroup and interethnic relations, and public relations. Each city offers multiple internship areas: Development, international relations, and public policy (Los Angeles), communications and event planning (Boston), anti-Semitism, development, Russian Jewish affairs, youth outreach, environmental issues, human resources, and office management (New York), Asia Pacific affairs and diplomacy (Washington DC), PR and marketing (Dallas).
Applicants: College and graduate students are encouraged to apply for volunteer internships year-round at The American Jewish Committee. Each internship is available for qualified candidates, including relevant degree path and professional experience.
Application dates and deadline: Available in fall, spring, and summer. Application deadlines open.

Americans for Peace Now
Location: Washington DC
Description: APN is seeking interns to work in our Washington, DC office for Spring 2014. Intern duties may include the following: Organizing events to reach out to interns at other organizations, tracking coverage of the peace process in Jewish and other major news outlets, conducting legislative research, utilizing new media tools to publicize APN's message, research and writing opportunities (based on experience), and assisting in administrative work.
Applicants: Are you passionate about achieving Middle East peace? Are you ready to take your activism to the next level? Are you a college student who is looking to get work experience? Qualifications include: strong written and communication skills; computer and internet research skills; knowledge of the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli relations; experience in film editing, graphic design, social media, or web development a plus. A special effort will be made to find projects for interns within their field of interest. Interns will be exposed to legislative strategy and the day-to-day workings of efforts to advance Middle East peace. Candidates who can commit to working at least 20 hours per week are preferred. This is an unpaid position.
Application dates and deadline: Available on a rolling basis. Application deadlines open.

AVODAH Jewish Service Corps
Location: Chicago, New Orleans, New York, Washington DC
Description: You will work with some of the most effective non-profit organizations dealing with poverty in Chicago, New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, DC. These organizations all have a long-term commitment to working on urban poverty issues from a variety of different perspectives, including housing, healthcare, education, and hunger. Jobs range from direct service (case management, teaching, staffing medical clinics, etc.) to direct advocacy (legal services) to community organizing (for workers' rights, tenants' rights, etc.). While the issues and methods of our placements vary, each position is designed to allow you to work directly with the people served by the organization. AVODAH matches you with placements based on your interests and skills. While we can't guarantee a particular placement, we work hard to find you the right match.
Applicants: Each match incorporates relevant degree path and professional experience.
Application dates and deadline: AVODAH requires a firm year-long time commitment from all its participants. The program year starts in August and ends in August a year later (August 24th, 2014 to August 3rd, 2015). You must commit to the entire year in order to join the program. Application deadline is February 10th, 2014, with interviews beginning in February and March.

Jewish Women International (JWI)
Location: Washington DC
Description: JWI is offering internships in programming, development, marketing, magazine, finance, and administration. Most internships require work in the office 2-3 days per week.
Applicants: Each internship is available for qualified candidates, including relevant degree path and professional experience.
Application dates and deadline: JWI internships vary by focus area, mostly for fall and summer. Application deadlines open.

Project Interchange
Location: Israel
Description: Project Interchange, a non-profit institute of the American Jewish Committee, develops and conducts educational seminars in Israel for current and emerging United States and international leaders. Participants include Parliamentarians, state officials, civic and business leaders, print and broadcast media, ethnic and religious leaders, university presidents and student leaders, and counter-terrorism and law enforcement experts. PI is offering internships in Media Relations, International Programs, and United States Programs.
Applicants: Candidates should be detail-oriented, demonstrate stellar written communication skills, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and be knowledgeable about international relations. This internship requires diligence and the ability to handle multiple projects. Experience updating/maintaining webpages strongly preferred. Each internship is available for qualified candidates, including relevant degree path and professional experience.
Application dates and deadline: Available on a rolling basis. Application deadlines open.

Reform Action Center (RAC) - Machon Kaplan Summer Social Action Internship
Location: Washington DC
Description: Based in Washington, D.C., it provides students with housing, a meaningful social justice internship, the opportunity to engage in academic study related to their internships, and a community of like-minded students with whom to share their experience. Students learn, through study and action, the interrelationship of Judaism and American democratic ideals, as well as the political interaction of the organized American Jewish community and the U.S. government.
Applicants: Machon Kaplan is an internship program for undergraduate students interested in Judaism and social justice. The Machon Kaplan program is open to students currently enrolled in and attending college. Prior to the start of the program, students must have completed one year of college.
Application dates and deadline: Available June 8 - July 20, 2014. Application deadline: February 1 2014, but still accepting applications.

Washington DC Jewish Community Center (DCJCC)
Location: Washington DC
Description: DCJJ is offering internships in community service; theater; marketing and outreach for literature, music, and dance programs; the Washington Film Festival.
Applicants: Each internship is available for qualified candidates, including relevant degree path and professional experience.
Application dates and deadline: Available on a rolling basis. Application deadlines open.


American Islamic College
Location: Chicago
Description: Interns will receive invaluable experiences and develop exceptional skills, which will benefit them as marketable applicants with distinguished resumes. Their contributions will aide the college’s advancement instrumentally, as the AIC intends on serving Chicago in particular, and the world in general, with superior coursework, insightful lecture series, and constructive dialogue initiatives. Interns will be exposed to the workings of a not-for-profit institution, and the projects that are undergone to create for a successful educational institution. They will receive the opportunity to be innovative and to cultivate leadership qualities. Interns will gain hands-on learning experiences in a friendly and diverse environment. All internships are unpaid. Interns are eligible to take a Free course at the AIC upon completing the internship term. Students may receive Academic Credit. Internships available in communications, multimedia, operations, library, and outreach.
Applicants: The American Islamic College offers a selective internship program to qualified undergraduate and graduate students, as well as, recent graduates, and professionals. Candidates must exhibit self-motivation, reliability, and resourcefulness. Candidates must be highly organized, punctual, and maintain consistency in their work ethic. Candidates must have the ability to work well with others in a team setting, as well as, the ability to work alone on an assigned project. Candidates must have a working knowledge with basic computer functions, such as excel, word, ppt, etc. Candidates must be familiar with common social media outlets, and basic internet browsing, in order to perform research when necessary. Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Candidates are expected to attend AIC events. Candidates are required to bring their laptops. Additional qualifications may be required depending on the internship of interest.
Application dates and deadline:

  • Spring Term (Jan.-May) Application Deadline: Dec. 1st
  • Summer Term (June-Sept) Application Deadline: June 1st
  • Fall Term (Sept.–Dec) Application Deadline: Aug. 1st

American Islamic Congress (AIC)
Location: Washington DC
Description: Are you interested in promoting civil rights, civic engagement, and interfaith understanding? Do you have experience in international relations, intercultural studies, or civil rights program management? AIC is always looking for passionate, qualified candidates to join its staff. AIC and Project Nur have a strong and long-standing internship program in the Washington, D.C. and Boston areas. Several of our student interns have gone one to become full-time staff at AIC or taken positions with non-profits, public policy institutions, and the U.S. government. Internships available in: communications, multimedia, and community center work.
Applicants: Each internship is available for qualified candidates, including relevant degree path and professional experience.
Application dates and deadline: Available on a rolling basis. Application deadlines open.

American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA)
Location: New York City
Description: ASMA is a New York based nonprofit organization founded in 1997 to elevate the discourse on Islam and foster environments in which Muslims thrive. We are dedicated to strengthening an authentic expression of Islam based on cultural and religious harmony through interfaith collaboration, youth and women's empowerment, and arts and cultural exchange. The ASMA internship program provides young professionals with the opportunity to gain substantive work experience in a fast-paced, high-profile NGO. At the very start of their tenure with ASMA, interns will be given serious responsibilities, and immediately begin to participate in tasks that require collaborative efforts across the selected intern group as well as full-time employees. Internships are available in the Office of the Executive Director, the Islamic Law program, Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE), and focus-areas of Media/Communications and Information Technology.
Applicants: The American Society for Muslim Advacement (ASMA) is currently offering internship opportunities for undergraduate, graduate students, and recently graduated students. Specific qualifications vary by position, but interns should be registered at an undergraduate institution, enrolled in a graduate program, or be a recent college graduate. Internships are offered at ASMA during the fall, spring, and summer semesters and last for roughly 10 weeks (though they can be extended further). Academic credit may be awarded only if an agreement has been made between the organizations and the intern's college or university. All interns are subject to the applicable ASMA organizational policies. All internships are unpaid.
Application dates and deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. However, it is suggested that applications be submitted no later than September 1st for the Fall Internship, January 13th for the Spring Internship, and April 15th for the Summer Internship.

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (the Council) is the unifying force that brings together a wonderfully diverse American Muslim community in the greater Chicago region, Northern Illinois, and now increasingly, all of Illinois! Through the Council, American Muslims from varying backgrounds and from across the region join hands to work on projects that positively impact the Muslim community and the broader Illinois and American communities as well. Over the years these projects included hunger alleviation through food drives, organizing for immigration reform, public policy advocacy in Springfield for “Charity without Fear”, taxi cab driver rights and civil liberties. From roundtables organized by the Department of Homeland Security to meetings with the Human Rights Commission in Chicago and from private discussions with Mayor Daley to Senator Durbin, the Council is an intelligent and strong voice for American Muslims advocating for the issues and concerns of the American Muslim community. Current internship offered in Communications.
Applicants: Internships available to undergraduate and graduate students.
Application dates and deadlines: Application dates are flexible. Application deadline rolling.

Council on American/Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Location: Washington DC
Description: At our headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., CAIR interns work closely with staff on substantive projects that lay the foundation for a fair and more inclusive America. Interns develop professional skills, gain insight into the societal impact of public service, and have the opportunity to work with different departments so they might holistically understand the daily operations of a nonprofit civil rights organization. Internships are currently available in our communications, community development, civil rights, government affairs, and Islamophobia departments. Students skilled in graphic design and information technology are also encouraged to apply.
Applicants: A candidate must be an undergraduate student, graduate student, or have graduated from college within a year of beginning the internship.
Application dates and deadline: Summer interns work a full-time schedule -- Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a lunch break. Internships are approximately 10 weeks long but can be longer depending on the intern's availability. Internships are offered throughout the year as well, and can be arranged to accommodate academic schedules based on the student's availability. Interns may receive academic credit if arrangements are made between CAIR and the intern's college or university. It is the student's responsibility to research the requirements, work with the supervising director to tailor the internship, and ensure that appropriate forms are completed if they wish to receive academic credits from their respective institutions. Application deadline: April 15, 2014.

Inner City Muslim Action Network (IMAN)
Location: Chicago
Description: IMAN seeks to train and cultivate dynamic and talented individuals who are committed to social change and service in the inner city. All interns receive ongoing mentorship and training throughout their program at IMAN. Your supervisor will oversee your work, help identify project goals, and support your professional development. Additionally, we offer a series of training for your continued education. You also have the opportunity to attend weekly staff and community meetings where you will be introduced to people and programs across the community to understand how IMAN is organizing and creating change.
Applicants: Positions are open to students currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate studies or recent graduates.
Application dates and deadline: Available January - May (Winter/Spring), May - September (Summer), and September - December (Fall). Deadlines: Winter/Spring: January 8, Summer: June 18, Fall: August 24.

Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Location: Indianapolis and Washington DC
Description: Since 1995, ISNA has been offering internships to students across North America. Internship areas include: youth program development, interfaith relations, convention and conference planning, membership development and outreach, fundraising and endowment, and management.
Applicants: ISNA continues to offer internship opportunities to Muslims studying diverse subjects from colleges and universities across the United States. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college from an American university and be eligible to live and work in the United States. Interns must be available to assist with work during the ISNA Annual Convention.
Application dates and deadline: Available on a rolling basis. Application deadlines open.

KARAMAH - Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
Location: Washington DC
Description: Our internship program is designed to give interns full access to the creative and administrative operations at KARAMAH. Interns will have the opportunity to be involved in every department of our organization, gaining valuable experience and skills in program development and execution, research development, fundraising, communications, and operations. While we do not assign interns to specific departments, applicants will be able to note the departments that interest them. In addition to becoming an integral part of departmental operations, interns will also be able to produce a long-term project that will benefit KARAMAH and also become a strong part of each intern’s personal portfolio of work. We have several exciting projects from which an intern can choose, or an intern may propose another project that is relevant to KARAMAH’S work. As part of our commitment to women’s rights, KARAMAH also works on issues such as domestic violence, custody rights, marriage, and divorce in the Muslim community. KARAMAH is contacted by women in need on a regular basis, and seeks to provide them with referrals to pro bono attorneys and other resources. Interns will have the opportunity to work on these family law issues. Tentative projects interns will work on include developing KARAMAH’S legal resource referral network both across the United States and internationally, and assisting with research on Comparative Islamic and American family law. Internships are available in the Programs, Research, and Development/Communications departments.
Applicants: Each internship is available for qualified candidates, including relevant degree path and professional experience.
Application dates and deadline: Available on a rolling basis. Application deadlines open.

Muslim Consultative Network
Location: New York City
Description: MCN is seeking dedicated interns to support the development and implementation of MCN’s programming, and its mission to empower NYC’s diverse Muslim community through dialogue, education, collaboration and social action. Currently, MCN programming focuses in three core initiatives areas: Civic Engagement and Community Education, Social Justice, and Cross-Cultural Engagement. Programming interns will play an integral role in all of MCN’s activities and have the opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of project planning, implementation and evaluation. Responsibilities include: Liaise with the MCN Board as well as independently research appropriate workshop leaders/speakers for MCN programs and events; work with the Executive Director to coordinate program logistics and content; liaise with the Volunteer Coordinator Intern to recruit volunteers to provide support to MCN’s programs; liaise with the Communication Intern to advertise and make promotional material for MCN; survey and complete research to discover the needs, interests and priorities of groups MCN seeks to support; connect with key organizers to establish and explore programming partnerships; coordinate meetings with interfaith groups for potential projects and events.
Applicants: Currently enrolled in or recently completed university. MA applicants welcome. Experience coordinating or planning program activities. Proficient in MS Office, Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Previous experience in event coordination preferred but not required. Excellent written and oral communication skills; able to work independently or as part of a team. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines. A commitment to social justice and interfaith dialogue.
Application dates and deadline: Available on a rolling basis. Application deadlines open.

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
Location: Washington DC, Los Angeles
Description: Are you interested in working for the American Muslim community, understanding how policy gets shaped, and gaining experience in the non-profit sector? The Muslim Public Affairs Council offers year-round internship and fellowship opportunities in Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA. MPAC interns and fellows 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.
Applicants: Part-time and full-time available. 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.
Application dates and deadline: Applications for Spring 2014 due January 17, 2014. Summer 2014 applications available February 1, 2014.

Washington Center and Center for Global Understanding
Location: Washington DC
Description: The Center for Global Understanding (CFGU) has partnered with The Washington Center (TWC) to administer our Washington D.C. internship program. There will be two stages to the application process for students who are interested in receiving the CFGU scholarship, which will satisfy both the TWC and CFGU application requirements. CFGU has developed a separate, more intimate program for underrepresented minorities, particularly Muslim students. This program includes a public affairs series bringing in well represented leaders from government agencies, private organizations, NGOs, non-profit & international organizations to meet with CFGU students.
Applicants: Underrepresented minorities and Muslim students encouraged to apply. Security clearance possibly required.
Application dates and deadline: Available Summer 2014 (June 2-August 8). Application deadline: February 19, 2014.


Cauldron Farm
Location: Cauldron Farm, Hubbardston, MA
Description: Nestled in the shadow of Mount Wachusett in central Massachusetts, Cauldron Farm is an organic pagan-owned farm and homestead on 18 acres of densely wooded swamp. We (Raven, Bella, Josh, Julie, Elizabeth, and various and sundry other visitors/family/animals) run this place on very little money and a whole lot of love and faith. We keep goats, sheep, chickens, and rabbits. We experiment with alternative energy; and host retreats. We are activists for the transgender and intersex communities. We do handcrafts of various kinds, and make pagan prayer beads. Cauldron Farm hosts several retreats every year for various groups. We have a large ritual field out back with a laid stone labyrinth, a large fire pit, and primitive camping for around 80. Cauldron Farm is the centerpoint of the First Kingdom Church of Asphodel, an eclectic neo-pagan group that holds regular open ceremonies and rituals in central Massachusetts. We also run Asphodel Press, a publishing collective for small-market pagan books and religious devotionals.
Applicants: Cauldron Farm welcomes interns to live on the farm, help with chores and handcrafts, facilitate retreats and rituals, and work for Asphodel Press. The only limitations are the Cauldron Farm House Rules, available on the Cauldron Farm website.
Application dates and deadlines: Available on a rolling basis. Application deadline open.


Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)
Location: Washington DC
Description: The SALDEF Internship Program offers Sikh American youth rare opportunities for political advocacy and leadership development. The program educates students on issues of civil rights, public policy, and the legislative process. Students will gain practical experience in community organizing, research and writing, legal issues, political action, and educational outreach. Applicants will have the opportunity to be mentored by civil rights leaders and attend political events in the Nation’s Capital. Applicants will work on National issues of concern and develop critical project management and implementation skills. College credit for internship has also been arranged in the past. SALDEF is seeking interns in: legislation, communication, and public policy.
Applicants: The program is designed for Sikh American students, although students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applicant must exhibit: excellent writing/research skills, demonstrated academic achievement, computer skills, strong work ethic, and attention to detail. SALDEF is recruiting college, graduate, law students and recent graduates interested in Communications, Community Organizing, Research, and Law and Public Policy.
Application dates and deadline: Internships are offered full-time (40 hours per week) with occasional weekend and evening commitments. Part-time programs also available (minimum 10 hours per week required). Available on a rolling basis. Summer internship Application deadline February 14, 2014.