Deadline: April 14th

Duration: June 7th-December 8th, 2023

The Government Relations Intern for Minaret Foundation will provide research-level support for our organization’s advocacy, monitoring, and coalition-building efforts. This is a highly competitive internship program, limited to only four students for the 2023 cohort.

This remote internship, spanning two semesters, will provide hands-on experience in policy and interaction between communities and government on local, state, and federal levels. Our policy slate is limited to issues surrounding child welfare, food security, and religious freedom.

Relevant experience is not required

We’ll prepare interns through hands-on involvement in relevant projects, one-on-one sessions with experts, and strong experiential learning.

Relevant majors

Political Science, History, Communications, Journalism, Social Work, International Relations, and Public Administration.

You will be provided training with other interns to help you transition into this role.

A stipend is provided at program completion, all expenses incurred will be paid, and if available, we will work with your educational institution to provide credit towards your degree plan.

About Minaret Foundation

At the Minaret Foundation, we’re building capacity on food insecurity, child welfare, and religious freedom policies. Our mission is to leverage our faith beliefs to change the world through multi-faith and civic engagement. Our vision is to see a world where our faith communities seek each other’s help to create change as the norm instead of the exception.

“Pursue something so important that even if you fail, the world is better off with you having tried.” – Tim O’Reilly

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide research support for ongoing projects related to the government, and prepare reports for working groups.
  • Monitor issues and potential regulations impacting Minaret Foundation’s current collaborative policy projects.
  • Help coordinate research and messaging with domestic and international entities and community organizations.
  • Meet with coalition partners, prospective community and faith organizations, elected officials, and others in the policy field.

Required Qualifications:

  • Respect, appreciation, and/or curiosity for ALL faith traditions, ideologies, and political leanings.
  • Very basic understanding of local and federal structures and legislative processes with a keen ability to learn and digest large amounts of complex information rapidly.
  • Creative and innovative; the ability to see alternatives and solutions.
  • Ability to multitask and balance priorities in an ever-changing, fast-moving, time-sensitive environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage time with great efficiency and can operate with little oversight and minimal direction.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Candidates should be working toward a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

Compensation and Benefits

This position is part-time at 15 hours a week, and a two-part stipend up to $1,000 is provided. Minaret Foundation will pay all organizational expenses.

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