We believe that the best way to build leaders for the future is to familiarize them with the work that community leaders perform. Our internship program is designed to equip young people with the tools and skill-sets needed for them to grow into becoming effective leaders and to adequately represent their communities. With Majlis Ash-Shura, our interns acquire the unique opportunity to experience what life behind the scenes of the pulpit looks like for community leaders.

Why should I work for Majlis Ash-Shura of New York?

With Majlis Ash-Shura, you have an opportunity to work with an organization that represents over 90 mosques and organizations. As a result, we have various projects throughout the year that all provide their own unique experiences where interns can learn countless new skills and network with many professionals and community leaders along the way. Our Internship program runs throughout the entire year; fall, winter, spring and summer.  All students are encouraged to apply whether they are high school students, undergraduate, or graduate, regardless of major. Interns can apply to earn academic credit, community service hours, or simply to gain experience in grassroots efforts.

 

We offer internships in marketing, event planning, graphics design, and media.

How do I receive academic credit and/or community service hours?

For the intern to receive academic credit and/or community service hours a communication must be established between Majlis Ash-Shura and the intern’s school. We expect the student to know their school’s requirements, communicate with the Executive Director to structure the internship, and to provide the necessary documentation that must be filled for the intern to receive academic credit from their institution.

Internships

 

Position Summary:

As a Marketing  and Communications intern you will be working closely with the Outreach Director. Your work will be focused on two primary tasks; the first being to significantly increase the online presence of Majlis Ash-Shura of New York through updating the websites, drafting newsletters, and marketing on social media. This includes developing and researching creative marketing strategies with the Outreach Director to increase exposure to our work, engagement, and followers. The second is to maintain consistent communications with our member organizations, partners, and religious leadership.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting Outreach Director in administrative tasks.
  • Assisting in managing the website of Majlis Ash-Shura.
  • Assisting in managing social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Communicating with member organizations and partners via emails and phone calls.
  • Developing marketing strategies with Outreach Director to promote the organization across all of our social media platforms.
  • Marketing events, fundraisers, and initiatives Majlis Ash-Shura is part of.
  • Researching creative and effective means of building a stronger presence online and offline.
  • Organizing conference calls and meetings between Majlis Ash-Shura and our members.

Qualifications:

  • Preferably a self-starter who is organized with their time.
    Must be creative and intuitive.
  • Ability to research and synthesize information from diverse sources.
  • Experience with using social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Must be capable of working in a fast environment and taking initiative.
  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal communication skills.

Requirements:

This internship is for currently enrolled students or fresh graduates. The internship will demand approximately 12-20 hours of your time per week. Specific days and number hours are flexible and can be scheduled around your coursework.

Position Summary:

As a Media Intern you will be under the supervision of the Executive Director and Outreach Director. Your tasks will focus on making sure the Directors are up to date on current affairs, and issues that have a pressing need of being addressed. Generally, the Media Intern will be conducting research into political stories and developments that are of interest to the work of Majlis Ash-Shura, press inquiries or media opportunities that would promote our causes, and be providing daily/weekly summaries of the latest news.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Synthesizes daily/weekly news into detailed summaries that will provide the OD and ED important information.
  • Researches opportunities for Majlis Ash-Shura to engage with media outlets, publications, and interviewers to promote causes or the organization itself.
  • Analysis of potential developments in politics such as policies that would be of interest to the organization.
  • Assists OD and ED in writing and publishing press releases.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to research latest news and synthesize important information.
  • Must exhibit initiative in pursuing new opportunities for the organization.
    Must be able to multitask.
  • Familiarity with causes that would be of interest to Muslims and minority communities
  • Capable of working in a fast work environment .
  • Exceptional writing and analysis skills.
  • Passion for improving communities.

Requirements:

This internship is for currently enrolled students or fresh graduates. The internship will demand approximately 12-20 hours of your time per week. Specific days and number hours are flexible and can be scheduled around your coursework.

Position Summary:

The Event Planning and Outreach Intern will be working directly with the Outreach director. You will be tasked with preparing events, identifying opportunities for short and long term projects, and researching organizations that would be in the interest of Majlis Ash-Shura to organize or network with.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the OD with planning and budgeting for events.
  • Preparing and contacting venues that would be most effective for events.
  • Analyzing the logistics necessary for events such as; size of the venue, volunteers needed, dietary considerations, and time management.
  • Researching and seeking potential networking opportunities for Majlis Ash-Shura in the tri-state area.
  • Brainstorming for future short and long-term projects and events.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent logistical, organizational, and time management skills; detail oriented.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment and to work independently.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to recognize strategic networking opportunities and pursue them.
  • Exceptional researching skills and familiarity with effective search tools and techniques.

Requirements:

This internship is for currently enrolled students or fresh graduates. The internship will demand approximately 12-20 hours of your time per week. Specific days and number hours are flexible and can be scheduled around your coursework.

Position Summary:

As a Graphic Design Intern you will be tasked with supporting the projects Majlis Ash-Shura is doing by producing flyer designs, infographics, logos, and graphs. Additionally, you will be involved in the designs for presentations, videos, and imagery that will be used for the purposes of marketing Majlis Ash-Shura.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Producing aesthetically pleasing graphics that will be utilized to market Majlis on social media.
  • Designing creative flyers for events that maintain the values of Majlis Ash-Shura.
  • Crafting infographics, beautifying graphs and spreadsheets to be used for presentations.
  • Representing the brand of Majlis Ash-Shura with evocative imagery and designs.
  • Research best practices and latest trends in designing to produce the most effective images.

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience with producing flyers and infographics.
  • Exhibits creativity in their designs and ideas.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment on several simultaneous projects .
  • Ideally have experience in motion graphics as well.
  • Must be proficient with graphic designing software of any kind.
  • Must be able to produce quality designs in a timely fashion.
  • Some familiarity with producing presentations using Google or Microsoft software.

Requirements:

This internship is for currently enrolled students or fresh graduates. The internship will demand approximately 12-20 hours of your time per week. Specific days and number hours are flexible and can be scheduled around your coursework.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please fill out the internship form below. If you’re applying for the Media or Graphic Design internships, please submit a writing sample or graphic design sample, respectively.

 


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