Unpaid Salam Internship

Unpaid Salam Internships

Salam Institute for Peace and Justice offers part-time and full-time internships which provide qualified individuals with dynamic opportunities to learn about and work within the field of Islamic peace and conflict resolution. As a small non-profit organization, the Salam Institute offers interns the opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience in nonprofit management, communications and marketing, development and program management and to participate in a variety of activities including grant and report writing, website development, public outreach and conducting research. Salam Institute is currently accepting applications for interns to support efforts in communication, development/outreach and nonprofit management.



Communications- Interns work directly with staff to ensure Salam Institute’s development plan identifies key goals and messages, target audiences, as well as strategies and tactics for successful implementation using limited resources. In addition, interns assist with website updates, design collateral materials, integrating social media, information and knowledge management, administrative tasks, as well as drafting and distributing media releases.

Development and Outreach- Interns work directly staff to undertake development research, develop appropriate systems and cultivate contacts to promote the work of the Salam Institute for Peace and Justice. As a small nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington DC, Salam Institute is in an exciting position to tap into the many networks and forums of professional and academic entities who are undertaking likeminded work. Interns are involved in development research, grant writing and the development of a contacts/donor database, as well as various aspects of nonprofit administration and community engagement and outreach.

Nonprofit Management- Interns work directly with staff to establish and implement a range of organizational systems, as the organization goes through many important and new processes for a growing nonprofit. Additionally, interns learn about the key roles and repsonsibilities involved in international public adminstration, as well as the rules and regulations involved with administering different types of grants, contracts and cooperative agreements from various funders.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: These are hands-on positions that require a commitment from the successful candidates. Preference will be given to students or recent graduates who are able to make a six month commitment of at least 15-20 hours per week. Three month commitments are also considered depending on the suitability of the candidate and the timing of the internship. Preference will be given to graduate level students pursuing relevant degrees; however, candidates from other relevant fields will be considered, as will highly qualified senior level undergraduate students with relevant experience and interests. Students interested in nonprofit management and international peacebuilding are strongly encouraged to apply.

REPORTING: Interns work under the general supervision of the Program Coordinator and Program Manager, in collaboration with the other program staff internationally. These positions require the ability to multi-task and work independently. Interns must have proactive working styles to be successful at Salam Insitute.


  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills a must
  • Must speak, read, and write English fluently and at a university level
  • Must have excellent organizational, time-management, follow-up, and administrative skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Must have excellent research skills and the ability to work proactively
  • Must have the ability to incorporate suggestions and to manage/meet deadlines in a multicultural international environment
  • Must have excellent communication skills on telephone, via email, and in person
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other Windows applications and have experience with Internet research and databases
  • A creative outlook and enthusiasm
  • Applicant should have a peace and conflict resolution background and/or a familiarity and interest in international development
  • Personal laptop (not required but preferable)
  • Proficiency in Arabic and/or French a plus (not required but preferable)
  • Must have the right to work/live in the United States (no relocation costs or visa support is available)

If you are interested, please send your C.V./Resume and a cover letter to with “Internship” in the subject line.