Communications 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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Description

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.

Responsibilities

CHOOSE ONE (1) OF THE FOLLOWING TO WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING:

-Journalism: Intern will write for the AIC website and newsletter, reporting on AIC events, activities, courses, and student & public testimonials. This requires the intern to be present at all AIC scheduled events and activities. Articles must be edited and prepared for final submission immediately after the event in order to publish it online at the start of the following business day. Intern must possess excellent written and verbal skills. Intern must be timely and organized in order to keep up with the fast-paced work environment at AIC. Applicant must submit a 350-word writing sample on an event attended at AIC.

-AIC E-Publication: Intern will maintain the e-publication by writing, editing, and articles. The publication will be posted on the AIC website and sent via email biweekly, and will include AIC and community news, as well as articles focusing on a particular theme. Intern must possess excellent written skills and have some background in research and editing; this can include a class or volunteer/work experience. Intern must have the ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Applicant must submit a 500-word writing sample on a topic related to Islam and Muslims in America.

-Marketing: Intern will use existing methods and help strategize new ones to publicize events to a wide network. Applicant should have some background in marketing; this can include a class or volunteer/work experience. Intern must demonstrate a working knowledge of social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc. Intern is also responsible for conducting research, which will be useful for marketing purposes.

Requirements

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.

Journalism & Publication: Have or are pursuing a degree related to Journalism, Communications, or International Relations; Have strong written and verbal skills; Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills

Marketing: Have or are pursuing a degree related to Marketing, Business, Advertising, or Communications; Excellent research strategies; Strong written & verbal skills

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

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