13 Benefits of the SeekersGuidance Internship Program

The SeekersGuidance Internship Program is a six-month program of service, learning, and growth. We are now taking applications for the fourth iteration of this globally-accessible program.

We invite you to join us on this sacred journey. This is a unique opportunity in the spirit of Islamic activism founded on love, community, and excellence. 

Our interns range from young students and stay-at-home moms to medical doctors, accountants, lawyers, qualified aalims, and PhD graduates.

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What are the Benefits to you, the Intern?

1. Be Part of a Great Cause

Our work at SeekersGuidance is to fulfill the Prophetic legacy. Our mission is to enrich communities worldwide by connecting seekers to the light of guidance and qualified scholarship, without barriers or any restrictions. Our interns will directly participate and support us in this vision and mission.

 

“I’ve seen the amount of work behind SeekersGuidance’s excellence—the great professionalism and sincerity of the people who work as a single body with the sole purpose of satisfying Allah.” – Fatima Ezahraa Bouamer, Intern (Turkey)

 

2. Learn Directly from Qualified Scholars

You will learn directly from our qualified scholars through personal interactions with them, their courses, and their mentorship counsels. As a truly global Islamic academy, the SeekersGuidance faculty of qualified scholars and instructors is distributed across the world.

 

“The Internship Program was an interesting learning experience for me. I was able to learn directly from the scholars—the inheritors of Prophetic knowledge—and that alone was a great blessing for me.” – Nefertari Al-Raschid Arsad, Intern (Philippines)

 

3. Work with a Dynamic Team of Managers and Staff

The Seekers’ workforce is not merely a team but a global family, brought together by the collective purpose and passion to serve our faith, and gain further proximity to our Lord.

Our interns work closely with our entire team. Our work is conducted across multiple time zones, and we all support each other in various departments and ongoing projects to enhance their personal and professional skill set.

 

It was an honor for me to be a part of the Internship Program at SeekersGuidance. I learnt a lot from the teachers, staff, and seniors. It was indeed a life-changing experience both professionally and Islamically.” Afsheen Fatima, Intern (Pakistan)

 

4. Increase Your Spirituality

The program allows you to participate in our Academy (offering over 270 courses), our acclaimed Answers service, multiple podcasts hosted by our scholars, and our global initiatives such as our Quran Initiative, Youth Program, Arabic Language Program, and more.

 

“Personally, I was spiritually uplifted by being a part of SeekersGuidance. I felt great pride in being a part of a diverse and vibrant international Muslim community.” – Zeenath Sheikh, Intern (USA)

 

5. Gain Practical Work Experience

The hands-on work experience is invaluable and cannot be obtained in a classroom setting, making this one of the most important benefits of the internship. Interns have the direct opportunity to apply acquired knowledge to real work, witnessing firsthand the day-to-day job duties they can expect to encounter in their chosen field, potentially within SeekersGuidance.

 

“I don’t have much background in professional settings, although I do have a background in Islamic Studies. This internship taught me practical skills that I can utilize in the future.” – Hafsah Azfar, Intern (USA)

 

6. Learn to be a Remote Worker

SeekersGuidance has always been operated remotely and globally. Our interns learn how to work with a team dispersed across multiple continents. This is a steep and exciting learning curve.

 

“This internship taught me how to coordinate with others remotely, showed me how to be patient while working remotely, and also how to manage my time while working remotely.” – Muhammad Al Ghazali Makki, Intern (Sudan)

 

7. Receive Professional Training

Interns receive monthly training in areas such as project management, time management, copywriting, and more.

In addition to learning the specialized skills of a particular field, transferable skills such as communication and teamwork are also obtained in this internship, fully preparing interns to enter the workforce upon graduation.

 

“The Monthly Webinars provided valuable opportunities for personal and professional development. The topics became more valuable towards the end of the internship program, with richer content, more engaging material, introduction of activities, and connecting the content with Islam.” – Ajaz Hussain, Intern (Saudi Arabia)

 

8. Develop Your Skills

You can learn a lot about your strengths and weaknesses during an internship, working with trained professionals as well as scholars. Internships allow for feedback from supervisors and others who are established in the field, and offer a unique learning opportunity that you might not experience elsewhere.

 

“I used to struggle a lot with writing. SeekersGuidance encouraged me to make extra effort and overcome this obstacle.” – Alia Selim, Intern (Egypt)

 

9. Gain Personal Confidence

Our Internship Program is both rewarding and challenging. It is an ongoing experience of using your existing skills, while learning new skills. This is an opportunity to showcase your talents in a safe environment, with constant feedback from your team. You will be allowed to be proactive, and to let your voice be heard.

 

“The internship gave me a positive “push” personally and professionally. It helped me discover new areas of work not necessarily in the academic field, and this was very beneficial for me. 

Personally, I discovered skills that were buried and I rediscovered them during the internship.” – Nancy Abouharga, Intern (USA)

 

10. Explore A New Career Path

Internships are a great way to explore a new career path—becoming acquainted with the role, and also receiving training and experience in the role. This is a very useful way to expose yourself to something new. You will have six months to decide if this career is right for you.

 

“Professionally, I learned how a nonprofit organization operates from within. The type of work I was exposed to will definitely be helpful in my future career.” – Ulugbek Zokirov, Intern (Uzbekistan)

 

11. Transition into a Desirable Job

Internships often form part of the recruitment process. Interns who show competence and performance increase their chances of desirable employment. This is true within companies and nonprofits.

At SeekersGuidance, we have hired some of our most successful interns. Those who are not hired internally stand a better chance of employment elsewhere due to their intensive learnings during this internship.

 

“The SeekersGuidance Internship Program was a valuable resource and a great learning experience. It has broadened my understanding of the world of Islamic knowledge and has given me a strong foundation and valuable experience for my career.” – Abdullah Qaiser, Intern (Pakistan)

 

12. Network with Professionals in the Field

Personal connections and networks play a huge role in the working world. As an intern, you will be surrounded by professionals in the industry.

Internships are more than just about earning credit, getting a grade, or receiving a certificate—they also provide an opportunity to learn from the people around you, ask questions, contribute, and make your mark.

The professionals you encounter during an internship can be your future colleagues or the connection to your next job.

 

“I made so many global connections, and I also gained experience as a content writer.” – Abuthahir KK, Intern (India)

 

13. Connect with our Team and Scholars Locally

Our interns in Canada, Turkey, UK, and South Africa will participate in local programs with our team and our scholars. This is a vital element in strengthening our relationships and our communities.

 

“It was one of the most enlightening experiences being able to observe our beloved scholars and devoted staff work tirelessly behind the scenes for the cause of sacred knowledge.” – Mohamed Tahir, Intern (Singapore)

 

Applications close on 27 June 2022