Intern with the Center for Inquiry

March 11, 2011

Ed Beck presents on leadership

Every year, CFI provides opportunities for students to get more involved with the secular movement by offering student internships and volunteer positions at several CFI branches across North America. Last summer, Ed Beck from the University at Buffalo Freethinkers and Ben Isserlis from the RIT Skeptics gained valuable experience and contributed to the success of the CFI Leadership Conference at CFI–Transnational. (You can read Ed's take on his experience on The Course of Reason blog.) And during the school year, Stephanie LeRoy from Hunter College was involved with campus outreach and design at CFI–New York City.

CFI is looking for two students to intern at CFI–Transnational in Amherst, NY this summer.

  • Stipend: $165/week
  • Dates: May 16 – August 5 (flexible)
  • Housing is provided
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legally authorized to work in the United States

Debbie and Ben Isserlis 2010

The interns will be trained in campus outreach, grassroots organizing, event planning and management, and other skills useful in non-profit advocacy. Specific projects depend on the interns' interests and experience but may include: developing new online campus organizing resources, producing audio and video materials, and designing new CFI On Campus promotional materials.

To apply for an internship at CFI, please send a resume to and provide the following additional information:

  • Statement of your academic and other interests
  • What are your activities with the skeptic/freethought movements?
  • Why is interning at the Center for Inquiry something you want to do?
  • What is your level of proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel or comparable software?
  • What is your level of proficiency with Photoshop or InDesign? Do you have experience with basic html and design?
  • What skills and interests do you wish to develop during the internship?

Deadline for application: April 18th.

Please contact Debbie Goddard by e-mail or at (716) 636-4869 ext. 421 if you have any questions about the internship positions. This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about outreach and advocacy, develop new skills, and gain grassroots organizing experience while contributing to the overall growth of the secular community and strengthening your relationship with CFI! We hope you consider joining us this summer.