10 – CAIR EMPOWERS MUSLIMS BY TRAINING STUDENTS, IMAMS
Throughout 2006, CAIR continued to train the future leaders of the American Muslim community by inviting students from across the country to apply for its annual internship program, one of the most competitive and sought-after internships in Washington, D.C. While at CAIR, college students from a variety of backgrounds gain invaluable skills in advocacy work that they take back to benefit their respective communities.
CAIR interns receive practical training in the fields of law, civil rights, public and media relations, research and leadership training, community outreach and chapter development.
In December, CAIR also helped organize an Imams’ media training conference. More than 40 imams, community leaders and activists joined the one-day conference, which was designed to teach them how to interact effectively with media professionals.