American Islamic College
640 W Irving Park Rd
DescriptionThe 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.
ResponsibilitiesCHOOSE ONE (1) OF THE FOLLOWING FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING:
-Public Relations: Intern will outreach to and develop relations with several key organizations around the city of Chicago. Intern will research and network with important media outlets: radio, tv, newspaper, etc. Intern will work with Communications director in sending Press Releases and handling media inquiries. Intern will attend AIC events and AIC co-sponsored events to network and advertise AIC. Intern will also assist the Communications department in reaching out to university & college campuses to share information on AIC. Applicant must be organized and possess strong interpersonal skills and leadership qualities.
-Human Resources: Intern will help promote and maintain the internship/volunteer program. This includes visiting various college campuses and venues to promote the AIC internship and volunteer programs, and posting opportunities on various websites and online social networks. Applicant must be organized and possess strong interpersonal and verbal skills.
Event Planning Assistant: Intern will assist in planning and implementing a multitude of events; this includes lecture programs, community service projects, interfaith and cultural events, symposiums and conferences.
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.
For PR: Have or are pursuing a degree related to PR & Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Sociology, Anthropology, History, International Relations; Has strong verbal and written skills; Strong interpersonal skills
For Human Resources: Have or are pursuing a degree in Administrative Affairs, Non-Profit Management, Education, Campus Activities; Strong written and verbal skills; Strong Interpersonal Skills
For Event Planning: Have or are pursuing a degree related to International Relations, Theology, Anthropology, Sociology, Event Planning, Non-Profit Management; Excellent Research skills; Strong interpersonal proficiencies; Organized & able to perform a multitude of projects at once
Submit Cover Letter & Resume; Details: http://www.aicusa.edu/join-us/volunteer-intern/#sthash.ESB8lq9k.dpbs