Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago)

About Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago)

CAIR-Chicago is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit Muslim civil rights organization registered independently in Illinois. CAIR is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group.

Though it leverages the resources, expertise, and knowledge base of CAIR (based in Washington), CAIR-Chicago functions as an independent organization that sets its own strategy and goals. We work to attain equal opportunity for - and normalize the image of - Muslims in America. With a mission to defend civil rights, fight bigotry, and promote tolerance, our Civil Rights Department provides pro bono legal services to Muslims who have faced discrimination as a result of their race, religion or ethnicity. Our primary mandate is to promote and defend the constitutional rights of all Americans and to assist those who cannot attain justice themselves.


Government Affairs Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Chicago, IL
“I really enjoyed my time getting to know my cohorts and learning new skills through the lens of a non-profit organization. I worked on policy research in the Illinois General Assembly and planning civil engagement and public outreach events. ”
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