Case Intake Intern at Civil Rights Organization


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


International District near Downtown Seattle2 blocks from Metro's Int'l Dist Tunnel StationSeattle, WA 98104


Our Civil Rights Department handles cases that range from prejudiced gestures to full blown discrimination against Muslim clients as well as non-Muslims who have been perceived to be Muslim. Casework includes conducting intake interviews, ongoing communication with clients and offending parties, writing advocacy letters, attorney referrals, researching relevant legislation, and database entry. The department also presents "Know-Your-Rights" trainings for local Muslims.

While working with CAIR-WA, the Case Intake Counselor will gain interviewing, investigative, and writing skills from work with diverse clientele to document civil rights abuses. S/he will oversee civil rights cases, as well as assist in documenting and reporting data and educating the community about CAIR’s work. In addition, s/he will have access to a number of community events and trainings (depending on scheduling) pertaining to broader civil rights work in the city of Seattle. S/he may be asked to perform other tasks as needed.

Time commitment: A minimum six month, 20 hours per week commitment is required. Internship hours must be completed in the office, within the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.


Please email and, in the subject line, please clearly indicate the title(s) of the position(s) in which you are interested, in order of preference. Please include in your e-mail an explanation of why you are interested in this position, any relevant experience or skills, and your complete contact information (full name, email, and phone number).

You may also include a résumé and two references who have supervised you in a past volunteer position, internship or employment. All internrships at CAIR-WA are unpaid.

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.

Please note:ALL POSITIONS ARE OPEN IMMEDIATELY we respond to applications year-round IMMEDIATELY as they are received, so apply now!



  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Advocacy
  • Data Entry

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 20 hours/week for 6 month minimum
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