Government Affairs Internship (Spring 2019)

Council on American-Islamic Relations, Massachusetts - Boston, MA

Part-timeEstimated: $59,000 - $84,000 a year



Advocacy/Public Policy/Legislature/Government Relations/Government Affairs Internship
- Council on American-Islamic Relations, Massachusetts
- Unpaid/4-5Hours per week

- January-March/April 2019 Timeframe
- This internship is available in Boston, MA. Must be able to travel to our South Station office and the MA State House.

Overview of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Massachusetts
- The Massachusetts chapter of CAIR was founded in 2015. The mission of the National organization and the MA chapter is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Government Affairs Department
- Working alongside the Government Affairs Director, CAIR-MA Policy Fellows will learn how to navigate the Massachusetts legislative process by selecting and being the main CAIR-MA advocate and contact person for a piece of legislation using a civil rights lens. Legislation can be health, education, or environment focused. Fellows will also help establish and grow relationships with members of the MA House and Senate.


  • Assist with planning events such as Legislative Breakfasts
  • Accompany Govt Affairs Director to meetings at the MA State House
  • Track bills and legislative sponsors
  • Help recruit volunteers for advocacy efforts
  • Prepare materials for legislative meetings and events
  • Create and share social media postings and email templates
  • Assist in coalition building with local non-profits


  • Junior or Senior Undergraduateor Graduate level student
  • Self-starter with the ability to completetasks independently
  • Outgoingpersonality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable with making phone calls
  • Commit 4-5 hours per week
  • Commit to a January- March/April 2019 timeframe
  • Be able to travel to the CAIR-MA Office and/or the MA State House once or twice a week

Application Requirements

  • Current Resume
  • 2-3 References
  • Cover Letter
  • Submit Questions and Application Materials to nashraful[at]

Job Types: Part-time, Internship


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Boston, MA (Required)


  • English (Required)