Multi-Media Department

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American Islamic College
640 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 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.


Graphic and Web design: Intern will help create graphics for AIC advertising, maintain and update AIC website. Intern must work with Marketing personnel to maintain social media websites. Applicant must be competent in Graphic design (Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign) and Web design (HTML, CSS, WordPress & social media marketing). Applicant must include an electronic portfolio or link to online website that contains graphic work & example website.

Photography and Video production: Intern will take photos or videos of AIC events for website and advertising purposes. Applicant should be competent in Video production (Digital Camcorders; Video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, etc; Ustream; Youtube & Vimeo), as well as in Photography (DSLR camera and Photoshop). Applicant must include an electronic portfolio that includes photographs and/or prepared videos.


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

-Graphic & Web Design: Have or are pursuing a degree related to Graphic design, Web design, Art, Communications, Computer Science, or IT; Be a quick and efficient learner and producer; Be creative and innovative; Manage multiple projects at one time

-Photography & Video Production: Have or are pursuing a degree related to Photography, Video Production, Design, Art, Communications, Photo Journalism, Journalism, or Advertising; Knowledge of Sound, Editing, Software, etc.; Manage multiple projects at one time; Verbal skills

General Requirements:

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.

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