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Dialogue Institute of the Southwest Internship


9801 Westheimer, Suite 700
Houston, Texas 77042

Organization Description

Dialogue Institute of the Southwest grew out of the need to address the question, "How can citizens of the world live in peace and harmony?" The Institute was established in 2002 as a 501-c-3 non-profit educational organization and has branch offices in five states and representatives throughout the South-Central United States.


To promote mutual understanding, respect and cooperation among people of diverse faiths and cultures by creating opportunities for direct communication and meaningful shared experiences.


The Institute organizes academic and grass roots programs including the following ones:

  • Annual Dialogue & Friendship Dinners
  • Cross-Cultural Trips
  • Panels of Abrahamic Traditions
  • Peace & Dialogue Awards Ceremonies
  • Social Responsibility Projects
  • Art Contests for Middle & High School students
  • Luncheon Forums
  • Reading Clubs

Dates of internship

Throughout the year. We are now accepting for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. Fall internship starts on August 4. It is possible to start in September.

Description of Internship

(including learning objectives, specific duties, qualifications, and requirements)

Learning opportunities

Interns will be able to work on a variety of projects that aim to advance dialogue and respect in our society. Dialogue Institute is one of the leading organizations nationwide and is known for its efforts in interfaith and intercultural dialogue.

Specific duties Interns would work on one or several of the programs mentioned above, assisting with organizing, managing and evaluating these events. Specific tasks would include making local arrangements, organizing events and meetings, handling communications, assisting with advertising and the writing of press releases, newsletters, and other documents, managing databases.


Ideal candidates are students with interests in cross-cultural studies, interfaith/intercultural dialogue efforts, religious studies, and non-profit management. Prior office experience helpful and an outgoing personality is an asset.


Hours are flexible. However, interns would be expected to be on site at least two days a week for 2-4 hours.


Galleria Tower I
2700 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 1750
Houston, TX 77056

Supervisor Contact

Supervisor/Houston branch director:
Bill Tamer at
Regional Executive Director: Ali R. Candir at