Internships & Law Clerkships
At CAIR-SV we are convinced that the best way to secure a better future for all of us is to empower young Americans with the skills they need to make a difference. There is no better teacher than experience. Interns will work with leaders 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 non-profit civil rights organization.
Interns gain hands-on experience by taking rotations in the following departments:
- Civil Rights
- Government Affairs
- Media/ Communications
- Programs & Events
2017 Internship Sessions
|Winter||January 23 – April 7||January 23|
|Spring||April 10 – June 23||April 3|
|Summer||July 26 – September 8||June 18|
|Fall||September 25 – December 11||September 18|
- Conduct thorough intakes, communicate with and counsel a diverse group of community members who believe they have been discriminated against.
- Research Discrimination Constitutional, Criminal, Employment, and National Security Law, among other areas.
- Legal writing, including but not limited to, drafting complaints, letters and memos.
- Communicate with attorneys, employers and others.
- Communicate with administrative agencies (i.e. EEOC, State agencies, local civil rights commissions, etc.).
- Keep detailed records of client communication in CAIR databases.
- Compile data for civil rights department projects.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Current law students enrolled in a J.D./L.L.M. program (or who have completed one of these programs).
- Sensitivity in working with clients who have faced discrimination.
- Sound legal research, analytical, and writing skills. One semester of legal research and writing preferred.
- Demonstrated time-management and multi-tasking abilities.
- A proactive disposition showing interpersonal skills.
- Ability to handle concurrent assignments and meet deadlines.
- Must be able to work well independently.
- Support of the mission of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.