GENDER AND RELIGION INTERN

Position Description

WISE seeks a highly motivated intern who is interested in the intersection between gender and religion to help write and copy-edit articles, op-eds, and academic reports for our growing organization. Successful candidates must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and be passionate about women’s rights and Islamic forms of feminism.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with WISE’s Executive Director and/or Program Manager to develop and write articles and op-eds
  • Research, fact-check, and edit reports and statements of the Shura Council, WISE’s global council of Muslim women scholars, activists, and specialists whose primary mission is to educate on the principles of gender equality and social, economic, and political justice in Islam, as well as challenge unjust interpretations of Islamic law and texts by offering analyses that are faithful to Islamic jurisprudence and a vision of women’s empowerment
  • Research, compose, and edit “Profiles of Extraordinary Muslim Women” for the WISE website
  • Provide administrative support as needed

LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY INTERN

Position Description

In October, WISE launched a major multifaceted initiative aimed at fighting violent extremism and Islamophobia in tandem called WISE Up (www.wiseupreport.org). As we embark upon the next phase of this campaign, WISE seeks an intern who is interested in the intersection between religion, law, and public policy, to help WISE and its partners research and write a policy brief, and help coordinate a congressional briefing to present WISE Up to members of Congress. S/he must be highly motivated and able to juggle multiple tasks in a calm and efficient manner, and will work directly with WISE’s Executive Director and Program Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research, write, and edit the WISE Up Policy Brief, to be presented to members of Congress in Spring 2018
  • Help plan the WISE Up Congressional Briefing, to be held in Spring 2018
  • Help plan WISE Up Town Hall Dialogue Events in various U.S. cities – including coordinating with local partner organizations, press, elected officials, and the general public
  • Maintain and update www.wisemuslimwomen.org and www.wiseupreport.org to keep supporters apprised of organizational activities, and facilitate engagement and participation
  • Facilitate communication between WISE and mayors’ offices, law enforcement agencies, policymakers, and civil liberties advocates
  • Conduct research, fact-check, write and/or copy-edit press releases, op-eds, and reports
  • Provide administrative support as needed

RESEARCH AND EDITORIAL INTERN

Position Description

In October, WISE launched a major initiative aimed at fighting violent extremism and Islamophobia in tandem called WISE Up (www.wiseupreport.org). WISE seeks a superstar intern who can help the WISE team carry forward all aspects of this exciting campaign! S/he must be highly motivated and able to juggle multiple tasks in a calm and efficient manner, and will work directly with WISE’s Executive Director and Program Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning WISE Up Town Hall Dialogue Events in various U.S. cities – including coordinating with local partner organizations, press, elected officials, and the general public
  • The maintenance of www.wiseupreport.org to facilitate national engagement and participation
  • The creation of podcasts of the 60 major contributors to this initiative
  • Facilitate communication between WISE and national interfaith organizations/communities
  • Facilitate communication between WISE and mayors’ offices, law enforcement agencies, policymakers, and civil liberties advocates
  • Conduct research, fact-check, write and/or copy-edit press releases, op-eds, and reports
  • Provide administrative support as needed

Internship Qualifications and How to Apply

Qualifications

  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • Highly organized and self-motivated
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently or on a team
  • Interest in and/or knowledge of Islam
  • Familiarity with MS Office Suite, Google Drive, Adobe
  • Ideal for college students, recent college graduates, or graduate students

Additional Details

  • WISE interns may arrange to receive course credit for this internship
  • Applicants who can start immediately will be given preference

HOW TO APPLY

Please email [email protected] with your resume and cover letter, briefly explaining your interest in the position, relevant experience, and weekly availability (include proposed start and end dates). Please include your last name and the name of which internship you would like to apply to (ex. “Research and Editorial Intern”)  in the subject line.

Our interns and volunteers have become Fulbright scholars, academics, researchers, diplomats, lawyers and journalists. By working at WISE, you will have the opportunity to create tangible change for Muslim women across the globe.

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