Internship & Exeternship Application
The Internship and Externship Program at CAIR-Texas CN offers students a great opportunity to learn, interact, and grow in a friendly and diverse environment. Our program is career-oriented and based in grassroots activism.
The internship and externship program at CAIR-Texas CN is continuously expanding its university and college partnerships with local, state, regional and national institutions.
WHY JOIN CAIR-Texas CN?
Opportunities are available throughout the year for all students to apply—full-time or part-time, undergraduate or graduate, all majors, and even high school students. Interns can earn academic credit or community service hours, or simply enrich their experience and insight to advocacy and civil rights efforts.
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A complete application consists of the following documents submitted by email:
1. Application Form, signed and dated with all spaces filled with the most updated information and truthful responses, and submitted through email only;
2. Cover Letter that specifies the position you’re applying and session (i.e., Winter-Spring, Summer, or Fall) you’re applying for, as well as your interests and qualifications;
3. Resumé that lists your most relevant and updated profile and contact information; and
4. Samples When Applicable (Department/Division administrators may require to submit at least one of the following samples)
- Writing Sample, [Civil Rights] a drafted legal document or essay that reflects civil rights and advocacy as it pertains to CAIR-Texas CN’s scope (max. 15 pages). [All other departments] an original work (2-3 pages) not submitted for academic course work that reflects CAIR-Texas CN's scope as it pertains to the applied position; OR
o Portfolio When Applicable, [Communications or Operations] a display of completed works displaying skills, interests and perspective that also reflects CAIR-Texas CN's scope as it pertains to the applied position.
ACADEMIC CREDIT & COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS
Students interested in receiving academic credit (college) or community service hours (high school) should indicate so in their cover letters. Credit may be arranged during the first week of the academic term.
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
If you are selected as an interview candidate, contact the department/division administrator for the position you are applying for.
TIMELINE & MINIMUM EXPECTATIONS
Winter-Spring: January – May Summer: May – September Fall: September – December
There is a specified time period to submit applications for each session, with the last date set as the official deadline. Since posts are filled as soon as candidates are selected and they choose to accept the internship or externship, it is strongly recommended to submit applications as soon as possible.
Applicants should be contacted within five (5) business days of sending their complete applications. If an applicant is identified as a viable candidate for the program, an interview is scheduled. Candidates may be asked for additional documents to compliment their applications prior to their interview.
CAIR-Texas CN should notify the candidate of its decision within two (2) business weeks of the interview. Candidates must respond whether they accept or reject to join the program within one (1) business week. Each department/division accepts a minimum of four team members each session.
Based on the level of formal education, CAIR-Texas CN has established a minimum hourly and weekly schedule requirement for individuals accepted into the program.
Undergraduate/Graduate: Individuals who have attained at least a high school diploma or G.E.D. will be required to complete at least 12 weeks with a minimum of 12 hours per week.
High School: Students in grades 9-12 will be required to complete at least eight (8) weeks with a minimum of 10 hours per week.
ORIENTATION & TRAINING REQUIREMENT
It is required for each intern, extern, and fellow to attend the mandatory orientation and departmental training sessions. Failure to fulfill this requirement will void the internship opportunity.
Upon completing a minimum of 12 weeks in the internship or externship program, each of the program’s alumni must complete an exit interview with their supervisors for a final evaluation of their performance. They will also be given the opportunity to share feedback of their experience, and share suggestions to improve the program. Alumni who completed their internships and externships with high regards may be invited to return for future sessions, given their availability and the organization’s needs.