Now Accepting Applications: CFI Internship Opportunities for Summer 2017

March 21, 2017

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 2017.

CFI Outreach Internships

Two positions available at CFI headquarters in Amherst, NY 

London SnedenLast summer, London Sneden of the Secular Student Alliance at Sam Houston State University and Sam Farooqui of the Secular Student Alliance at Florida State University joined the Outreach Department at CFI headquarters, gaining valuable organizing and event management experience.

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

  • Stipend: $150/week
  • Dates: May 22—August 11 (10 to 12 weeks; flexible)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Housing accommodations may be provided based on need

Sam FarooquiThe 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 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 10

Please contact CFI Outreach by email 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–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

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The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is a nonprofit educational, advocacy, and research organization headquartered in Amherst, New York, with executive offices in Washington, D.C. It is also home to the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and the Council for Secular Humanism. The Center for Inquiry strives to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Visit CFI on the web at