Communications Internships - Journalism, Social Media, Video/Photo, & Graphic Design

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION Our Communications Department is the face and voice of the CAIR-Texas Austin & DFW (CAIR-TX) chapter, connecting the work done in the office to the greater local, national, and international community. This department holds press conferences; issues press releases and newsletters to thousands of media outlets and local leaders; maintains CAIR-TX’s website; updates, grows, and organizes initiatives across social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat; creates official documentaries and publications; contributes journalistic articles regularly; and produces video content for cases and news stories. Interns work closely with the Executive Director and Outreach & Development Coordinator in creating content…

American Muslim Organizations Unite to Reject ADL’s ‘Slander’ and Support Palestinian Human Rights

Diverse collection of groups respond after ADL director equates Palestinian human rights advocates with white supremacists  (WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/16/2022) – Dozens of major American Muslim organizations united today to issue an unprecedented joint statement expressing their unified support for Palestinian human rights and their unified rejection of Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Director Jonathan Greenblatt’s recent “slander” against prominent Muslim, Jewish, Arab, and Palestinian human rights activists.  On Sunday, May 1, Greenblatt sparked widespread backlash by falsely equating Palestinian human rights activists with white supremacists and J6 insurrectionists.  Greenblatt also claimed that the ADL now considers any criticism of Zionism to be anti-Semitism.  SEE: Religion News Service: ADL chief’s attack on left-leaning…

MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR-DFW to Join Coalition Protest Against Murder of Journalist During 74th Anniversary of…

MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR-DFW to Join Coalition Protest Against Murder of Journalist During 74th Anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe) in Downtown Dallas  (Dallas, TX, 5/13/2022) – On May 15, the Dallas Fort-Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) will join a large coalition of human rights organizations for a protest in downtown Dallas to call on the Biden administration to hold the State of Israel accountable for the murder of U.S. citizen and journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.   The protest will include speeches from coalition leaders, chants, and a march. Participants are encouraged to bring Palestinian flags, dress in Palestinian…

See Friday's Eid celebration at the Texas State Capitol

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CAIR-Austin, Muslim Community to Hold First-Ever Eid Celebration, Jummah Prayer at Texas Capitol

(AUSTIN, TX, 5/3/2022) – On Friday, May 6, the Austin chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin) will hold the first-ever “Eid Celebration at the Capitol.”   The event will also include a historic first Jummah (Friday Muslim congregational prayer) at the State Capitol.   The program’s goal is to invite people of all faiths and backgrounds to celebrate with their Muslim neighbors, learn about Ramadan and Eid, enjoy delicious free food, and have fun.     WHAT: Eid Celebration & Jummah at the Capitol    WHEN: Friday, May 6th at 11 – 2 PM, Jummah Prayer will begin at 1:30 PM.     WHERE: Texas Capitol Southwest Lawn, 1100…