Intern & Volunteer with CIOGC

The Council offers a unique and collaborative environment for college students and youth who seek to develop their professional work experience in advocating for the interests of the diverse and growing Chicagoland Muslim community. 

Through meaningful, experience-based learning, CIOGC interns will not only enhance current skills, but they will also acquire new skills that contribute to their academic and professional growth. Our interns advance their knowledge and skills by working closely with local and state government, getting published (online and in print), fostering the healthy growth of the Chicagoland Muslim community, and making invaluable connections with our partners of other-faith based communities through great networking events.

Our internship program runs throughout the year and is divided into four sessions to coincide with college and university schedules: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. We are currently seeking interns and volunteers for our Winter and Spring, however, CIOGC accepts applications for interns and volunteers year-round.

If you are a college student who is seeking an internship to earn credits, CIOGC is capable of developing a customized internship program that works with your schedule. If you have any questions about internships or volunteering, please contact communications@ciogc.org

Application Requirements

To apply for an intern position: Please send a cover letter and resume to communciations@ciogc.org with the title of the intern or volunteer position you’re applying for in the subject line. Please also include a writing sample, as well as work samples that are relevant to the position, and/or a link to your portfolio. 

To apply for a volunteer position: To apply for a volunteer position, please send a cover letter and resume to communications@ciogc.org with the title of the event you would like to volunteer for in the subject line.

Current volunteer and internship opportunities are listed below: 

Communications Interns and Volunteers

The Council is seeking interns and volunteers to work with their Communications Department. Communications Interns and Volunteers assist in expanding CIOGC's communications and media presence through journalism and writing, graphic design, web and social media, and audio/video production. 

General responsibilities include:

  1. Writing content for ciogc.org and CIOGC's newspaper: The Chicago Crescent
  2. Managing and updating the Council's social media pages 
  3. Assisting in producing the Council's weekly e-Newsletter 
  4. Assisting in drafting press releases, press statements and media advisories
  5. Working with a team to produce short videos and documentaries

Qualifications:

  1. Interns and volunteers must be at least 18 years of age
  2. Strong desire to develop or enhance skills in any of the following areas: writing/journalism, graphic design, web and social media management, and audio/video production
  3. Well-organized, ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  4. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, Audition, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and ProTools are preferred but are not required

Illinois Muslim ACTION! Day (IMAD) Volunteers

The Council accepts applications year-round for volunteers for its annual Illinois Muslim ACTION! Day (IMAD). Volunteers will assist Council staff in IMAD preparation and day-of-event tasks by working directly with CIOGC staff, community members, and others to ensure the event's success. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have a positive and professional attitude. To apply, please e-mail communications@ciogc.org

Annual CommUnity Dinner Volunteers

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) seeks volunteers for its Annual Community Dinner year-round. Volunteers for our Annual Dinner receive a free ticket to the event, tabled seating, and the opportunity to serve the greater Chicagoland Muslim community in one of its largest events of the year.

Volunteers for this event have an opportunity to work within three areas:

  • Welcoming
  • Registration
  • Ushering

All volunteers are required to attend a volunteer training previous to the Annual Dinner and must be able to attend a training recap on the day of the event. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer for CIOGC’s Annual Dinner, or for more information, please contact us at communications@ciogc.org

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