(SACRAMENTO, CA, 5/26/05) – The Sacramento Valley office of The Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Sacramento) announced today that it has successfully facilitated summer internships for four Northern California Muslim students. The internships are in the legislative and executive branches of the federal and state government in Sacramento, Ca. CAIR-Sacramento’s Public Policy Internship Program encourages and assists interested students from the community to find internship positions in government. “CAIR appreciates the internship opportunities afforded to our youth,” said CAIR-Sacramento President Dr. Hamza ElNakhal. “We hope this experience will inspire them to pursue careers in public policy.” ElNakhal said today’s interns will become tomorrow’s leaders.
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. To read CAIR’s Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to: http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=About
CONTACT: Basim Elkarra, CAIR-Sacramento (916) 289-3748