Interns and Volunteers


CISD maintains a team of dedicated interns and volunteers who assist our daily operation. At CISD, we recognize that all of our interns are an indispensable part of our team, and that their efforts are instrumental in advancing our projects and our mission. As such, our interns and volunteers are treated as a full team member and play a crucial role in every aspect of the organization. We seek interns who are highly self-motivated, flexible, and passionate about tribal-nomadic and indigenous issues. We have interns and volunteers involved in fundraising, event planning, communications, advertising and office management.

To apply for an internship at CISD, please submit:

  • A cover letter
  • Your resume
  • A 2-3 page writing sample

to Hakim Said at  In the subject line of your email, include the term you are applying for.

For those interested volunteer opportunities for CISD, either email us at, or call us at 202-360-4455.