Since 2009, ISF has been providing scholarships, internships, fellowships, and film grants to students majoring in law, policy, film, and media with the goal of empowering American Muslims who are shaping public policy and influencing public opinion.
The goal of this paid internship is for interns to work in congressional offices to become well-versed in the creation and implementation of policy. In addition, interns will learn how to shape policies in a way that is inclusive and which doesn't undermine the needs of any marginalized group. Further, practitioners in the field will answer the question of how policy can remedy injustice.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate potential in impacting public policy and working for government, alignment with the ISF mission and vision, excellent communication, and leadership.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR THE MUSLIM CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP:
- Enrolled at an accredited university in the U.S. or graduated within the last one year;
- Majoring in an ISF supported major;
- Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average;
- U.S. Citizen, U.S. green card holder or DACA recipient;
- An undergraduate student (incoming junior-senior) or of graduate standing (excluding Ph.D.)
- Applicants should have proven commitment to policy-making and public service.
Be sure to learn more about the program's eligibility and requirements on our website.