Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Spring 2018 Internship with Muslim Advocates

Muslim Advocates (MA), a national legal advocacy and educational organization, is seeking applications from highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students for Spring 2018 internships in our Washington, DC office. MA interns will participate in a wide range of activities and will join an organization working on the frontlines of some of the nation’s most pressing civil rights issues. Interns will be expected to work at least six hours per week for a period of ten weeks.

Muslim Advocates has been fighting to promote freedom, justice, and equality for Americans of all faiths since 2005. In addition to conducting legal advocacy, policy engagement, and civic education, MA utilizes targeted litigation in order to protect and defend the rights of American Muslims. Our work includes projects aimed at addressing discriminatory surveillance programs, hate crimes, and border search issues; we are also directly engaged in challenging the unconstitutional Muslim travel ban. In addition, MA continues to serve as a legal resource educating American Muslims about the law and their rights and promoting their full and meaningful participation in American public life.

Roles and Responsibilities
● Conduct research supporting MA’s legal, policy engagement, and public advocacy efforts.
● Help create non-legal advocacy materials in support of education and outreach efforts.

● Attend and take notes at relevant panel events and conferences taking place in Washington, DC. 
● Other projects related to MA’s legal, policy, and civic education work as they arise.
● Assist with general administrative duties as they arise.

● Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.

● Strong research, writing, and verbal communication skills. 
● Attention to detail and ability to multitask.
● Desire and ability to work with diverse groups of people in a collaborative work environment.

● Commitment to MA’s mission

To apply, interested students can log in to Careers4Terps and search the ID number: 162021