KARAMAH seeks undergraduate/and or graduate student interns for the fall, spring and summer semesters. Internship positions are typically unpaid; however, students may earn credit hours from their respective law schools or seek fellowships to fund their work with KARAMAH. College students who are available to volunteer 12 to 15 hours or more per week during the academic year, or a minimum of 30 hours during the summer, are eligible to apply. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis. Interns will be required to travel to both our Rockville, MD and Washington D.C. offices as the office requires. Our internship program is designed to give interns full access to the academic, creative, and administrative operations at KARAMAH. Interns will have the opportunity to be involved in every department of our organization, gaining valuable experience and skills in program development and execution, research development, communications, women’s rights, civil rights, and operations of a non-profit.
Intern Duties and Responsibilities
KARAMAH collects, disseminates, applies, and produces scholarship and research on Islamic jurisprudence. Interns will have opportunities to see examples of the practical application of Islamic jurisprudence, assist with research, write web articles, and current event reports. Interns may also assist in planning and executing educational programs, including topics, creating program documents and hand-outs, advertising, digital and video media work, and program administration. Promotion of these events is extremely important, and interns may be asked to aide in the managing the website, media, social media outreach, events, and the development of marketing materials and presentations. KARAMAH interns will also attend and prepare materials for international delegations, attend networking events, and have opportunities to plan and attend lectures by distinguished scholars and leaders. This is an ideal opportunity for a mature undergraduate or graduate student to gain meaningful experience at a DC-based NGO as well as exposure to the fields of Women’s rights, Civil Rights, Islamic law, and leadership development.
– Superior written and verbal communication skills
– Excellent research and writing skills
– Enthusiastic and self-motivated work style with high attention to detail
– Ability to work well in groups and on short deadlines
– Interest in Islamic Studies, Human rights, Women’s rights, Civil Rights, and/or Comparative Law
– Event planning experience
– Non-profit experience
– Social media/communications experience (preferred)
– Arabic language skills are preferred but not required
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter indicating when you are available to intern, and how many hours per week you are available. A full application includes a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample. Electronic submissions are preferred.
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Undergraduate/Graduate Internship Application” clearly marked in the subject line along with the semester for which you are seeking the internship.
Internship Application Deadlines
Spring Internship (January-May): November 15
Summer internships (June–August): March 15
Fall Internships (September–December): August 1
Please note: ALL application materials are due by the above dates and all internships at KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights are unpaid.
** Final considerations will not be made until all documents are received.**