• Let's drive social change!

    Applications due before 12 AM PST on Friday, August 25th

  • Fall Internship Program

    If you are interested in making your mark on today’s important issues and getting your voice heard, then apply to MPAC’s internship program.

    Advocating Nationally

    Our internships are located in our Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices. Our internship program allows you to work on issues on a national scale. Such as immigration, national security, human security, and religious freedom. Every internship will focus on supporting MPAC's mission to improve public understanding and policies that impact American Muslims by engaging our government, media, and communities.

    Who we are looking for?

    We are seeking undergraduate, graduate and recent grad students for our Fall 2017 internship (September - December). NOTE: Our internships are unpaid. If needed, we will work with your school so you can receive academic credit, but you are responsible for all paperwork.

  • Areas of Focus

    1

    Policy & Advocacy

    2

    Media & Public Relations

    3

    Digital Media

    4

    Design // Video
    Production

    5

    Development

  • Choose Your Experience

    Find a program that excites you, read through the descriptions and find out which you would happily perform. Throw yourself into your work and you will get the most out of your time here.

    Policy & Advocacy

    Based in the MPAC DC office, you will develop leadership, communication, and critical analysis skills in a dynamic and exciting work environment through hands-on experience in policymaking, opinion shaping, and public interest advocacy. You will develop your leadership skills so that America is enriched by the vital contributions of American Muslims.

     

    Requirements

    • Strong research and writing skills, particularly on policy and legislative issues
    • Familiarity with federal policymaking and legislative processes
    • Interest in public affairs advocacy as it relates to American Muslims
    • Required attachments: Resume, cover letter, writing sample, references

    Media & Public Relations

    Based in the MPAC DC office, you will gain a breadth of skills that will delve deep into the world of media and public relations. You will work directly with news reporters and producers to shape an authentic and unique understanding of Muslims and Islam in the media by exploring how the news influences hearts and minds.

     

    Requirements

    • Strong research and writing skills in journalism and PR
    • Familiarity with major news publications TV, print, digital)
    • Interest in public affairs advocacy as it relates to American Muslims
    • Required attachments: Resume, cover letter, writing sample, references

    Digital Media

    Based in our MPAC DC office, you will work with the Development & Communications team to engage our online supporters through both our social media platforms and email listservs. You will help develop digital media marketing strategies and assist with creating online advocacy campaigns.

     

    Requirements

    • Familiarity with social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
    • Basic familiarity with creating/editing videos and pictures
    • Interest in public affairs advocacy as it relates to American Muslims
    • Required attachments: Resume, cover letter, writing sample, references

    Design and/or Video Production

    Based in the MPAC LA office, you will experience an exciting opportunity to refine your skills in digital storytelling through graphic design and/or video production. Merge your creativity and passion for social justice to make a difference in the policies and perceptions affecting American Muslims and other communities. Responsibilities include creating graphics and/or short form video content to support programs, campaigns, and events.

     

    Requirements

    • Experience recording on DSLRs and editing in Premiere or Final Cut 
    • Experience designing using Adobe Creative Suite
    • Passionate about creative storytelling, problem-solving and asking great questions
    • Hungry to learn, attention to detail, self-learner, and strong initiative
    • Eager to work on projects from conception to execution to reporting
    • Required attachments: Resume, cover letter, creative project

    Development

    Based in the MPAC LA office, you will work with the Development & Communications team to connect philanthropy with social impact. You will assist in engaging donors and supporters, develop communications strategies, and report and analyze campaign efficacy. You will also learn skills related to foundation grant research and writing.

     

    Requirements

    • Familiarity with data manipulation and analysis
    • Strong people and writing skills
    • Interest in public affairs advocacy as it relates to American Muslims
    • Required attachments: Resume, cover letter, writing sample, references
  • Rawda Fawaz

    Working with MPAC is an opportunity to learn how to actively affect the working of our governing system, and ensure that our voices, the American-Muslim voices, as well as those of any underrepresented minorities can be heard on the seemingly distant Capitol Hill.
    Policy Intern, 2016

    Evan Frost

    Later in the academic year, two students vandalized a non-denominational chapel on campus, spray painting it with hateful speech and Islamophobic rhetoric. Seeing how this affected the community, including that close friend that interned at MPAC, and the university's response, I knew MPAC was the place for me.
    Policy Intern, 2016

    Roya Ayub

    As a senior studying marketing at George Mason University, I have learned that my passion for marketing can also benefit the American Muslim community through MPAC. In these troubling times, I know that there are many children facing the same challenges as I once did and I hope to help them in the way I know best.

    Communications Intern, Spring 2017

  • Contact Us

    For more information or if you have any further questions, please email internships@mpac.org or call Samira Salahuddin at 202-547-7701 in DC or Shahtaj Khan at 323-258-6722 in LA.