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The Communications Internship

KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights seeks a Communications intern to assist our Communications team. Internship positions are unpaid; however, students may earn credit hours from their respective undergraduate or graduate 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, fundraising, communications, women’s rights, civil rights, and operations of a non-profit.

Communications Intern Duties and Responsibilities

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. The Communications intern will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, which may include:

-Assisting in  writing press releases, media advisories, stories for the KARAMAH website and other publications.

-Assisting with logistics for press conferences

-Building and expanding media databases

-Assisting in the development and implementation of social media strategy

– Posting to social media


-Bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in communications, political science, international relations or a related field

– Excellent interpersonal, critical thinking, research and writing skills

– Experience or classwork in communications, marketing, or journalism a plus.

– Strong attention to detail

-Arabic translation experience highly desired

– Graphic design experience and/or ability to make social graphics is a plus

– Working knowledge of primary social media platforms

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 rabdulaleem@karamah.org with “Communications 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.**