Now Accepting Applications: CFI Internship Opportunities for Summer 2018

February 20, 2018

Each year, CFI provides opportunities for students to get more involved with the freethought movement by offering student internships and volunteer opportunities at CFI locations across North America. The following are the internship positions for summer 2018.

CFI Outreach Internships

Two positions available at CFI headquarters in Amherst, NY

Last summer, our interns joined the Outreach Department at CFI headquarters to learn the ins-and-outs of campus and community group organizing, conference-running, event management, and more.

Now it’s your turn. We’re looking for two students to intern at CFI headquarters in Amherst, NY this summer.

  • Stipend: $165/week
  • Dates: May 21–August 10 (10 to 12 weeks; dates flexible)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Housing accommodations provided

CFI HQThe interns will be trained in campus outreach, grassroots organizing, event planning and management, and other skills useful in nonprofit 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.

Applicants should be:

  • Enthusiastic about freethought, humanism, and skepticism
  • Able to work both individually and collaboratively
  • Willing to follow instructions and accept constructive criticism
  • Eager to contribute to CFI Outreach and advance its mission

To apply for an internship, please send a resume to oncampus@centerforinquiry.net 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, Illustrator, or InDesign?
  • Do you have experience with basic HTML and design?
  • What skills and interests do you wish to develop during the internship?

Application Deadline: Monday, April 2

Please contact the CFI Outreach Department at outreach@centerforinquiry.net or at 716-636-4869 ext. 402 if you have any questions about these 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 freethought community and strengthening your relationship with CFI! We hope you consider joining us this summer.

CFI Web Department Internship

One position available for an internship to be done remotely or at CFI headquarters in Amherst, NY

The CFI Web Department is looking for a student to intern with us as we revamp our web presence. The internship may be done remotely, although students local to the Buffalo, NY metro area are highly encouraged to join us at CFI’s headquarters in Amherst, NY.

  • Stipend: $165/week
  • Dates: June 4–August 17 (10 to 12 weeks; flexible)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must have a computer and high-speed internet connection if interning remotely

Our intern will be trained in Wordpress tagging and backend organization, browser testing, and mobile responsive design techniques. Specific projects depend on interest and experience but may include: assisting front-end developer with styling web pages, assisting with search-engine optimization research and implementation, and assisting in the migration of data from old websites to new.

Applicants should be:

  • Enthusiastic about freethought, humanism, and skepticism
  • Able to work both individually and collaboratively
  • Willing to follow instructions and accept constructive criticism
  • Excited to learn various aspects of web design and contribute ideas

To apply for an internship, please send a resume to webmaster@centerforinquiry.net 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 in Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign?
  • Do you have experience with basic HTML and design?
  • Do you have experience with Wordpress?
  • What skills and interests do you wish to develop during the internship?

Application Deadline: Monday, April 16

Please contact the CFI Web Department by email at webmaster@centerforinquiry.net if you have any questions about this internship position. This is an exciting time to join CFI and leave your mark on CFI’s web presence for many years to come. We hope you consider joining us this summer!

CFI Michigan Internships

These are all on-site internships. Applicants must live within driving distance of our office in Grand Rapids, MI.

Click the links below to see details & qualifications for each internship:

Advocacy Coordinator Internship

Publicity Coordinator Internship

Non-Profit Management Internship

Non-Profit Event Planning Internship

Volunteer Coordinator Internship