Summer Internships

ISNA conducts many programs and events across the country throughout the year to fulfill its vision and mission. The ISNA Annual Convention is one such event that provides quality programs, fellowship, worship, professional networking, and so much more for Muslims and guests from around the country and the world.

54th Annual ISNA Convention

Dates: June 30 – July 3, 2017

Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL (Chicago)

Theme: Hope and Guidance Through the Qur’an

ISNA is seeking energetic people to help the staff plan for and implement the many tasks required to achieve a beneficial and memorable convention for all the participants – attendees, guests, speakers, and volunteers.

Temporary jobs are available from April 1 through July 2017. These positions listed below are paid an hourly wage, with part-time hours to start but full-time hours nearer the convention time. There may be some reduced hours through July for follow-up of convention matters, as needed.

Administrative Assistant in ISNA Development Foundation (IDF), at ISNA HQ, Plainfield, Indiana


  • Help with mailing materials out to donors (receipts and other requested informational items) as well as compiling marketing kits and/or other required materials for specific trips or meetings
  • Assist with scanning, faxing, typing and email correspondence
  • Assist IDF with pre- and post- Community Service Recognition Luncheon (CSRL)/Annual Convention preparation, including but not limited to: inventory, packaging, tickets sales (including direct calling), collecting and organizing convention materials, and any other logistics
  • Assist IDF staff with the on-site logistics for CSRL and Saturday Evening Main Session, ISNA booth and parallel sessions as needed
  • Assist with material and/or logistical preparations for Ramadan events and visits

Administrative Assistant in ISNA Communications Department


  • Help with digital marketing campaigns to promote the Annual Convention, including designing various ads and graphics for social media, writing copy for e-mail announcements, and other marketing related tasks
  • Help with social media during the Convention. This includes live tweeting and posting to Instagram and Snapchat throughout the Convention

Qualifications, specific

  • Knowledgeable about digital marketing
  • At least a junior in college/university
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Experience with copywriting
  • Experience with graphic designing
  • Video editing skills preferred, but not required

Special Events Assistant in Conventions, Conferences & Marketing Department, at ISNA HQ, Plainfield, Indiana

Conventions Department manages ISNA’s Annual Convention and Regional Conferences including functions such as overall management, coordinating logistics, bazaar and exhibits, registration, sponsorships, entertainment programs, housing/hotels, special events, volunteers, and overall coordination of the annual convention, which brings together more than 20,000 participants.

The following special events take place within the Annual Convention:

  • Film Festival
  • Art Exhibit
  • Photography Exhibit
  • Basketball Tournament
  • Responsibilities
  • Coordinate special event registration and process applications
  • Maintain data
  • Coordinate onsite implementation of the special events
  • Draft after-event reports
  • More special events may be added

Secretarial Assistant in Education & Program Development Department, at ISNA HQ, Plainfield, Indiana


  • Compile biographies of convention speakers for the “Speakers’ Bio” Booklet and the “Who’s Who” List
  • Assist in the organization of the “Qira’at Competition”
  • Assist in the organization and implementation of the “Meet the Author” program
  • Other tasks related to the convention program may be assigned by the director, as needed

General qualifications required for the above positions:

  • Strong organizational, communication (written and oral), project management, and problem-solving skills, with attention for details
 Good interpersonal skills for “customer service”

Good computer skills (Microsoft Office suite, cloud drives, database software)

Self-motivated, can work independently, but work with and report to the department director and staff

Must be able to work during the Annual Convention in Chicago

Application Process:

Interested persons are invited to email their resume stating education, work history, and references, along with a cover letter and copies of relevant academic certificates to:

Habibe Ali, Chief Operations Officer


Also specify which position(s) you would like to be involved in.