Internship Opportunities

Each year, the Pluralism Project staff updates, usually in January, the following list of summer internship opportunities. This list begins with information about the Pluralism Project’s summer internship program, followed by a list of opportunities from other organizations.

Internship seekers: In addition to our own internship program, Pluralism Project staff have compiled a list of past internship opportunities that may be useful. For more information about a particular organization or program, please contact the sponsoring organization directly.

Employers: 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 staff@pluralism.org 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.

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All of our academic year positions have been filled. Please check back in February 2019 to learn about our summer internship opportunities.

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In addition to our own internships, the Pluralism Project staff have compiled a list of organizations offering (or who have in recent years offered) summer internship opportunities to students. Below is a list of those organizations. We strongly recommend visiting the organization’s website for the most up-to-date information about their programs.

Atheism/Humanism

American Humanist Association

Location: Washington DC
Website: http://americanhumanist.org/AHA/opportunities

Secular Coalition for America (SCA)

Location: Washington DC
Website: https://secular.org/what-we-do/

Bahá’í

Baha’i International Community at the United Nations

Location: New York City
Website: www.bic.org/Internships

Christianity

Church World Service – Immigration and Refugee Program

Location: Washington, D.C.
Website: http://cwsglobal.org/about/employment/

Sojourners

Location: Washington DC
Website: https://sojo.net/about-us/who-we-are/internships

Hinduism

Hindu American Foundation

Location: Washington DC
Website: https://www.hafsite.org/about-us/opportunities-haf

Interfaith

Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries – Interfaith Youth Initiative

Location: Boston
Website: www.coopmet.org/IFYI.html

Interfaith Alliance

Location: Washington DC
Website: http://interfaithalliance.org/about-us/jobs-and-internships/intern-opportunities/

North American Interfaith Network (NAIN)

Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Website: http://www.nain.org/young-adults.html

Stony Point Community of Living Traditions Young Adult Summer Institute Program

Location: Stony Point Community of Living Traditions, Stony Point NY
Website: http://stonypointcenter.org/multifaith-community/flgs#.Vo6dOkUS6J0

Interfaith Worker Justice

Location: Training and debrief in Chicago; field placements vary
Website: www.iwj.org/network/students

Religions for Peace

Location: New York City
Website: http://rfp.org/about/careers/

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Location: New York City
Website: https://tanenbaum.org/about-us/careers/

Judaism

Adamah: The Jewish Environmental Fellowship

Location: Falls Village, CT or Urban Adamah in Berkeley, CA
Website: www.hazon.org/adamah/adamah-fellowship/

Bend the Arc

Location: Southern California, Los Angeles
Website: http://www.bendthearc.us/jobs

The American Jewish Committee – Helen and Martin Kimmel Internship Program

Location: Boston, New York, Washington DC
Website: https://www.ajc.org/careers#internships

Americans for Peace Now

Location: Washington DC
Website: www.peacenow.org/page.php?name=internship

AVODAH Jewish Service Corps

Location: Chicago, New Orleans, New York, Washington DC
Website: www.avodah.net

Jewish Women International (JWI)

Location: Washington DC
Website: https://www.jwi.org/jobs

Project Interchange

Location: Washington DC
Website: wwww.projectinterchange.org

Reform Action Center (RAC) – Machon Kaplan Summer Social Action Internship

Location: Washington DC
Website: www.rac.org/confprog/machon/

Washington DC Jewish Community Center (DCJCC)

Location: Washington DC
Website: www.washingtondcjcc.org/jwork/internships.html

Islam

American Islamic College

Location: Chicago
Website: www.aicusa.edu/about-aic/56-2/

American Islamic Congress (AIC)

Location: Washington DC
Website: www.aicongress.org/aboutaic/careers-and-internships/

American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA)

Location: New York City
Website: http://cordobahouse.com/

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL
Website: https://www.ciogc.org/youth/#tab-6a7286019b967bd9878

Council on American/Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Location: Washington DC
Website: https://www.cair.com/intern

Inner City Muslim Action Network (IMAN)

Location: Chicago
Website: www.imancentral.org/join/internships-2/

Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

Location: Plainfield, IN and Washington DC
Website: http://www.isna.net/summer-internships/

KARAMAH – Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights

Location: Washington DC
Website: www.karamah.org/about/careers/internships

Summer internships (June–August): March 15

Fall internships (September–December): August 15

Muslim Consultative Network

Location: New York City
Website: http://mcnny.org/2015/08/internvolunteer-with-mcn/

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

Location: Washington DC, Los Angeles
Website: http://internships.mpac.org/

Washington Center and Center for Global Understanding

Location: Washington DC
Website: www.centerforglobalunderstanding.org/how_to_apply.php

Paganism

Cauldron Farm

Location: Cauldron Farm, Hubbardston, MA
Website: www.cauldronfarm.com/

Sikhism

SikhLEAD

Location: Washington DC, New Jersey
Website: www.saldef.org/about-us/internships/

Other (Non-tradition specific, Advocacy, Civic)

American Medical Association Ethics Group Internship

Location: Chicago
Website: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-ethics/ethics-group-internship-program

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

Location: Washington DC, Birmingham, AL, Little Rock, AR and Jackson, MS
Website: www.hrc.org/the-hrc-story/internships

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

Location: Washington DC
Website: www.uscirf.gov/about-uscirf/employment-internships.html

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Location: Washington DC
Website: www.iwpr.org/about/internships

People for the American Way

Location: Washington DC, New York City, Florida
Website: www.pfaw.org/about-us/employment-internship-and-volunteer-opportunities


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