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American Islamic College
640 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Part-time, Unpaid

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The American Islamic College offers a selective internship program to qualified undergraduate and graduate students, as well as, recent graduates, and professionals. Interns will receive invaluable experiences and develop exceptional skills, which will benefit them as marketable applicants with distinguished resumes. Their contributions will aide the college’s advancement instrumentally, as the AIC intends on serving Chicago in particular, and the world in general, with superior coursework, insightful lecture series, and constructive dialogue initiatives.

Interns will be exposed to the workings of a not-for-profit institution, and the projects that are undergone to create for a successful educational institution. They will receive the opportunity to be innovative and to cultivate leadership qualities. Interns will gain hands-on learning experiences in a friendly and diverse environment. All internships are unpaid. Interns are eligible to take a Free course at the AIC upon completing the internship term. Students may receive Academic Credit.


Choose one (1) of the following Areas to which you are applying:

-Administrative Assistant: Intern will help with scheduling tours and meeting with prospective students. Intern will give tours of the AIC facilities. Intern will also attend to daily office duties and complete management tasks. Intern will assist in programs & networking events to help advertise AIC. Intern will also report to the Dormitory Supervisor for any assigned dormitory issues. For this position, the intern needs to have a strong work ethic, demonstrate problem solving skills, be personable and easy to work with, take initiative, be reliable, and resourceful. Intern needs to have general qualifications, such as basic knowledge of Microsoft office.

-Research Assistant: Intern will help with research projects as needed; this includes, but is not limited to, grant research. Applicant must have some research background; this can include a class or volunteer/work experience.

-Database Management: Intern will design and maintain key databases to fit the needs of the organization. Intern must be proficient in excel and have some background in database management; this can include a class or volunteer/work experience.

-Fundraising: Intern will help promote the Make-A-Gift program as well as strategize and implement ways to raise funds for the organization. Applicant must be organized and possess strong interpersonal and verbal skills.


General: Candidates must exhibit self-motivation, reliability, and resourcefulness. Candidates must be highly organized, punctual, and maintain consistency in their work ethic. Candidates must have the ability to work well with others in a team setting, as well as, the ability to work alone on an assigned project. Candidates must have a working knowledge with basic computer functions, such as excel, word, ppt, etc. Candidates must be familiar with common social media outlets, and basic internet browsing, in order to perform research when necessary. Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Candidates are expected to attend AIC events. Candidates are required to bring their laptops. Additional qualifications may be required depending on the internship of interest.

Have or are pursuing a degree related to Non-Profit Management, Administrative Affairs, Grant writing, Education, or Business
Excellent verbal and written skills
Organized and can multi-task

Submit Cover Letter & Resume, Details: http://www.aicusa.edu/join-us/volunteer-intern/#sthash.ESB8lq9k.dpbs

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