Internships - IAMC


About IAMC’s Internship Program

The Internship Program at the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) offers students a great opportunity to learn, interact, and grow in a friendly and diverse environment. Our program is career-oriented and based in grassroots activism.

The internship program at IAMC is continuously expanding its university and college partnerships with local, state, regional, and national institutions.


Opportunities are available throughout the year for all students to apply—full-time or part-time, undergraduate, or graduate, all majors, and even high school students. Interns can earn academic credit or community service hours, or simply enrich their experience and insight into advocacy and civil rights efforts.


For general inquiries, email Faizan Syed at


IAMC’s internship and externship program is open throughout the year, offering over 20 specialties to cultivate young professionals and activists. Considering high school and college academic calendars, each session generally runs between the following months, though this may be adjusted depending on your availability:

        Winter-Spring: January 1st – June 1st

        Summer: June 1st – August 15th

        Fall: August 16th – December 31st


To apply email your resume and a 1-page cover letter to In the subject line include the internship position you’re applying for and for which semester. 


There is a specified time to submit applications for each session, with the last date set as the official deadline. Since posts are filled as soon as candidates are selected and they choose to accept the internship or externship, it is strongly recommended to submit applications as soon as possible.

If an applicant is identified as a viable candidate for the program, an interview is scheduled. Candidates may be asked for additional documents to complement their applications prior to their interview. IAMC should notify the candidate of its decision within two (2) business weeks of the interview. Candidates must respond whether they accept or reject to join the program within one (1) business week. Each department/division accepts a minimum of four team members each session.


Based on the level of formal education, IAMC has established a minimum hourly and weekly schedule requirement for individuals accepted into the program.


Individuals who have attained at least a high school diploma or G.E.D. will be required to complete at least 12 weeks with a minimum of 12 hours per week.

High School:

Students in grades 9-12 will be required to complete at least eight (8) weeks with a minimum of 10 hours per week.


It is required for each intern to attend the mandatory orientation training sessions. Failure to fulfill this requirement will void the internship opportunity.


Upon completing a minimum of 12 weeks in the internship program, each of the program’s alumni must complete an exit interview with their supervisors for a final evaluation of their performance. They will also be given the opportunity to share feedback of their experience and share suggestions to improve the program. Alumni who completed their internships and externships with high regards may be invited to return for future sessions, given their availability and the organization’s needs.


Role Overview: IAMC is seeking a creative and motivated Social Media Intern to join our team. The intern will be responsible for creating engaging content that aligns with IAMC’s mission and objectives. This role offers an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in social media management and digital marketing within a non-profit organization.

Key Responsibilities: Develop and schedule content for IAMC’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

  • Create visually appealing graphics, videos, and written posts to engage and inform our audience.
  • Monitor social media trends and provide insights to improve IAMC’s online presence.
  • Interact with followers, respond to comments and messages, and manage online community engagement.
  • Assist in analyzing social media metrics to measure the effectiveness of campaigns.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in social media platforms and tools
  • Basic graphic design skills (Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.)
  • Creative thinking and ability to generate new content ideas
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Role Overview: IAMC is looking for a passionate Journalism Intern to conduct research and write articles on topics relevant to IAMC’s mission. The intern will contribute to the organization’s blog and other publications, providing valuable insights and information to our audience.

Key Responsibilities: Conduct thorough research on issues related to IAMC’s work, including human rights, social justice, and advocacy.

  • Write and publish well-researched articles and blog posts.
  • Assist in editing and proofreading content for clarity and accuracy.
  • Collaborate with the team to develop content strategies.


  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize complex information
  • Attention to detail and commitment to producing high-quality work
  • Interest in issues related to human rights, social justice, and advocacy

Role Overview: IAMC is seeking an enthusiastic Advocacy Intern to support our advocacy efforts at the state, local, and national levels. The intern will assist in promoting IAMC’s cause, organizing campaigns, and engaging with policymakers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning and executing advocacy campaigns.
  • Conduct outreach to policymakers, community leaders, and other stakeholders.
  • Help organize events, meetings, and other advocacy activities.
  • Track and analyze legislative developments relevant to IAMC’s mission.


  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize complex information.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to producing high-quality work.
  • Interest in issues related to human rights, social justice, and advocacy.

Role Overview: IAMC is looking for a diligent Policy Research Intern to conduct research on policies impacting the Indian American Muslim community. The intern will produce policy briefs and reports that inform IAMC’s advocacy efforts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on policy issues relevant to IAMC’s mission.
  • Write policy briefs, reports, and other research documents.
  • Stay updated on current events and legislative developments.
  • Assist in developing policy recommendations.


  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Ability to present complex information clearly and concisely.
  • Interest in public policy and social justice issues.

Role Overview: IAMC is seeking a dedicated Academic & Media Watch Intern. The intern will conduct research on human rights and religious freedom violations, focusing on Islamophobia by state and non-state actors, NGOs, and elected officials. Additionally, the intern will investigate the activities of Hindutva nationalists and their organizations in the U.S. The intern will produce detailed reports to support IAMC’s efforts in combating hate and promoting pluralism.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on various topics related to human rights and religious freedom. 
  • Write comprehensive reports on findings.
  • Monitor and document incidents and trends.
  • Collaborate with the team to develop strategies to counteract hate groups.


  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Ability to analyze and document complex information
  • Commitment to social justice and pluralism
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

Role Overview: IAMC is looking for a talented Graphic Design Intern to create visual content that supports our mission. The intern will design graphics for social media, websites, reports, and other digital and print materials.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design graphics for social media posts, reports, and other materials.
  • Create visually appealing layouts and designs that align with IAMC’s brand.
  • Assist in developing visual content for campaigns and events.
  • Collaborate with the team to ensure consistent and effective visual communication.


  • Proficiency in graphic design software (Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, etc.).
  • Strong creative and artistic skills.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to high-quality design.

Role Overview: IAMC is seeking a skilled Video & Audio Design Intern to edit videos and produce multimedia content. The intern will create engaging videos and audio content that promote IAMC’s mission and initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Edit and produce videos for social media, websites, and events.
  • Create audio content, including podcasts and soundbites.
  • Assist in developing multimedia content strategies.
  • Ensure high-quality production standards.


  • Proficiency in video and audio editing software (Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Audacity, etc.).
  • Strong storytelling and creative skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to producing high-quality content.

Role Overview: IAMC is seeking a proactive Community Relations Intern to help build alliances and relationships with like-minded organizations. The intern will support efforts to enhance IAMC’s community engagement and collaborative initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct outreach to potential partner organizations.
  • Assist in organizing community events and initiatives.
  • Help develop and maintain relationships with community leaders and organizations.
  • Support collaborative projects and campaigns.


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Interest in community engagement and social justice.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail.