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Intern at IRF Secretariat. 

The convener of the IRF Roundtable


Intern at IRF Secretariat.

The convener of the IRF Roundtable.

Why intern at IRF Secretariat?

At IRF Secretariat we see the importance of getting the next generation involved in the international religious freedom movement. Our internships are designed to support academic objectives with real life work experience where we challenge students to enhance their critical thinking, creative and communication skills. We offer a variety of internships throughout the year to undergraduate, Master's, and PhD students as well as recent graduates.

We ensure our interns get first-hand experiences by seeing how an NGO operates, working with members of the Roundtable, assisting our working groups, reviewing Multi-Faith Letters, and doing research on legislation regarding IRF.

Our interns, which we call associates, work towards advancing the IRF Roundtable's mission of advocating for everyone, everywhere, no matter their religion or belief. They'll further their knowledge of building bridges between different faith communities.

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The positions we offer:

Communications Associate

  • Keep up to date on IRF in the news

  •  Live Tweets partner events and government hearings (USCIRF, Congressional)

As a Communications associate, you can expect a collaborative experience and to come away equipped with the strategy and skills necessary for your future career. You will be tasked with many creative opportunities. Other tasks might include, but not limited to:

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  • Aids in the management of our social media accounts

Start Date: Last week of August

Start Date: First week of January

Start Date: Last week of May

End Date: Second week of August



End Date: Second week of December



End Date: Second week of May



What are you waiting for?

I learned about the degree to which human rights are violated in so many other countries has never really hit home until now. I am inspired by those who continue to push for those who feel unheard and unseen.

Muntara Singh

Projects Associate, Summer 2021

I learned a lot about the

infrastructure surrounding efforts to fight for international religious freedom such as organizations, working groups, etc.

Ethan Quinn

IRF Roundtable Associate, Fall 2021

What our former interns
have to say:

During my time with the IRF Secretariat,

I  learned that IRF is something supported from so many different sectors: government agencies, law firms, faith based organizations, NGOs, congressional members, etc.

Sarah Buckmaster

IRF Roundtable Associate, Spring 2022

I learned how diverse the community of individuals and organizations who fight for religious freedom are.

Taylor Symes

Multi-Faith Letter Associate, Summer 2021

Apply now!
***Accepting applications on a rolling basis***


The convener of the IRF Roundtable

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