FAIR Summer Internship Program

**Applications for Summer 2023 are now open.**

The Foundation Against Racism & Intolerance (FAIR) hosts a full-time summer internship program for highly motivated and open-minded undergraduate students.

Ideal candidates value curiosity, compassion, and courage, have excellent communication and leadership skills, and show a passion for FAIR’s pro-human values and vision. This internship provides students with real-world experience in a non-partisan, dynamic, and mission-driven organization, while also empowering students to become ambassadors for FAIR’s mission. See what Summer 2022 Interns have to say about their experience below.

The internship is fully remote, except for an in-person orientation during the first week of the internship. Over the course of the internship, interns attend weekly all-hands meetings and work with a specific team to assist with new and ongoing projects. As a cohort, interns attend lunch & learns and seminars with thought leaders who promote our pro-human mission. Interns are expected to return to campus with a plan for bringing FAIR’s mission and approach to their respective colleges and universities.

Internship Details:

Dates:             Jun 12, 2023Aug 4, 2023

Location:       Remote (except for orientation during the first week).

Stipend:         $2,000

Application:  Cover Letter & Resume 

In your cover letter, please answer the following questions:

  1. How did you hear of the FAIR internship?
  2. What would make you a good fit for a FAIR internship?
  3. Whom on our board of advisors do you admire and why?
  4. Please list, in order of preference, which team you’d like to intern with. Also, please indicate if you have any particular skills that you think would be of use to us in other areas.
  5. What do you hope to gain from this internship?

 

Please know that we receive a great many applications, and we read each application carefully. We will contact you for an interview as needed. 

 

To apply, send your cover letter (addressing #1-5 above) and resume to [email protected] with “SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATION” in the subject line. Applications close on January 22, 2023 at 11:59pm EST

Responsibilities

As an intern/extern with FAIR’s Legal Advocacy team, you will work with FAIR’s Chief Legal Officer, Staff Attorney, and Legal Analyst to ensure the tenets enshrined in the Constitution and Civil Rights Act are protected and upheld in our institutions. You will assist in all aspects of FAIR’s legal advocacy work, which focuses on the 1st and 14th amendments to the Constitution, as well as Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act. This work includes:  

  • Conducting legal research and case analysis 
  • Drafting letters to institutions 
  • Assisting with monitoring FAIR Transparency
  • Taking detailed notes during case intake meetings 
  • Assisting with organization and process tracking for FAIR’s legal matters 
  • Filing Freedom of Information Act records requests and Office for Civil Rights complaints
  • Providing administrative support to legal team when necessary 

Additional Qualifications

  • Excellent writing, research, and analytical skills
  • Detail-oriented with strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and collaboratively 
  • Knowledge of Google apps (Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc.) preferred
Summer 2023 Legal Interns will receive a stipend. Spring 2023 Legal Externs will receive school credit.

Media Production

Responsibilities

As an intern with FAIR Media Production, you will work with the Director of Media Production on preparing videos for release by reviewing exports, preparing subtitle files, and uploading to various platforms. Additional work may include:

  • Assisting in the research and writing of FAIR’s videos.
  • Editing short web videos
  • Finding and pulling video clips from FAIR Advisory Board members and others for posting on social media.
  • Compiling video and social media analytics for analysis.
  • Depending on the intern’s location and FAIR’s event schedule, possibly assisting in the filming of live events.
  • Assisting with organization and progress tracking for FAIR’s video production programs.

Additional Qualifications

  • Adobe Premiere strongly preferred.
  • Video editing and video graphics experience strongly preferred.
  • Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe and experience with Sony professional cameras preferred.
  • Adobe Audition preferred
  • Color correction experience preferred

Social Media and Communications

Responsibilities

As an intern with FAIR Social Media/Communications, you will work with the communications team to develop, brainstorm, and draft social posts promoting our Substack articles, YouTube videos, podcast episodes, events, webinars, and announcements. You will also research various media channels for potential FAIR-aligned content to promote and share, as well as assist Social Media Team members with campaigns, and establish a presence across all social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Strong awareness of and experience with social media platforms and messaging trends
  • A passion for FAIR’s pro-human mission, and a desire to forward content that highlights our commitment to fairness, understanding, and humanity
  • An ability to convey FAIR’s nonpartisan and pro-human message to a young audience in a thoughtful, engaging, and relentlessly positive way
  • Strong communication and organizational ability, as well as a desire to take initiative and contribute ideas in a collaborative team environment

Operations and Network Support

The Operations and Network Support team sits at the heart of our grassroots pro-human organization. We bring together volunteers in regions across the country who are committed to promoting a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity.


Responsibilities

As an intern with Operations and Network Support, you will work alongside the team on a range of projects including volunteer recruitment, customer service and support, resources & training, and event management. Responsibilities may include supporting new chapters, recruiting volunteers, producing a newsletter to provide timely updates to Chapter and Network Leaders, collecting chapter strategies and success stories to inspire other chapters, promoting chapter events, maintaining a monthly calendar of FAIR’s national and chapter events, and coordinating a speakers’ bureau. This position aligns with majors in business, education, communications, political science, social sciences, English and history.

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Effective self-starter with demonstrated time management skills.
  • Knowledge of Google Apps (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.) and video conferencing software.
  • Knowledge of database and contact management software a plus.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule — including after 5 pm and weekends — as required.

Education

Responsibilities

As an intern with FAIR in Education, you will support a full range of our educational initiatives. Responsibilities may include helping to write and edit FAIR educational materials, including the FAIRstory curriculum and FAIR Literacy Guides, helping to develop and maintain the FAIR Books database and to write and edit new book summaries, researching relevant education policies and news, assisting with teacher training, and other tasks. We are looking for applicants who are passionate about FAIR’s pro-human philosophy and are excited to promote its use in classrooms everywhere. This position aligns with majors in education, English, history, philosophy, and other humanities majors.

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Ability to think creatively, to identify new projects and interest areas for FAIR in Education, and to communicate your ideas clearly in writing and verbally
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and collaboratively with a team
  • Knowledge of Google apps (Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc.) preferred

Development and Partnerships

Responsibilities

As an intern with FAIR’s Development & Partnerships Team, you will work with the Director of Development and Partnerships to help identify and assess grant-giving foundation prospects, research and evaluate organizations for potential collaboration and partnerships, and help develop fundraising strategies and materials. This position aligns with a background or major in the humanities, social sciences, arts, and it will provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about our pro-human mission and professional fundraising in the non-profit space.

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to think creatively, to identify new projects and interest areas, and to communicate your ideas clearly in writing and verbally
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of Google apps (Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc.) preferred

Medicine

Responsibilities

As an intern with FAIR in Medicine, you will work with the Director of FAIR in Medicine to support our core areas of growth: building our network, developing content, and assisting the broader organization with healthcare related matters. You may pick from an array of exciting projects including social media, organizing webinars, researching evolving regulatory changes, writing commentary, creating content for Continuing Medical Education, and launching in-person events.  We are looking for applicants who are passionate about FAIR in Medicine’s pro-human approach to medical ethics and viewpoint diversity in health and science. This position aligns with majors in science, education, English, history, philosophy, and other humanities majors.

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Personal or professional experience interacting with the healthcare system
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Ability to think creatively, to identify new projects and interest areas for FAIR in Medicine, and to communicate your ideas clearly in writing and verbally
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and collaboratively with a team
  • Proficient working in common software platforms

Intern Testimonials

“If you are a college student who is committed to protecting free expression and civil liberties and discourse, FAIR is the place for you. Throughout my summer at FAIR, I was able to connect with leaders in a plethora of fields, from journalism to law to academia, who are committed to making the world a more compassionate and understanding place. My professional skills were refined, and I was given several opportunities to make an impact on the organization through grassroots activism training, writing opportunities, and a culture of movers and shakers. Best of all, I connected with like-minded peers about how to combat cancel culture on campus and encourage the return of intellectualism to higher education. No matter what your career goals are, an internship at FAIR will be an invaluable experience. “
Aliza Fassett
Social Media/Communications
“Interning with FAIR has been a transformative experience for me. FAIR is committed to embracing all people, and respecting the diversity of experiences which shape each of our individual perspectives. I feel beyond grateful to have had this opportunity to contribute to FAIR's pro-human mission. I would recommend this internship to any student seeking to co-create with others who share their same sense of empathy and curiosity, while further deepening their own understanding of themselves and their determination to grow. “
Kelly Floyd
Education
“FAIR's non-partisan and non-political pro-human approach is a mission I whole-heartedly believe in. Interning at FAIR connected me to a group of passionate and inspiring people who are committed to combating hate in a uniquely compassionate way. The opportunity to speak with members of their board of advisors challenged and energized me to explore difficult topics from various viewpoints and equipped me with tools for extending these principles in the classroom and on campus.”
Haley Berkowitz
Development and Partnerships