Current Openings

The Family and Youth Institute (The FYI) is a 501(c)3 not for profit research and education institute dedicated to strengthening young people and their families. The FYI focuses on innovative research and community education to achieve its objective. The FYI is growing rapidly, especially with increasing demand for its research output and community education offerings. Interested in a career with FYI’s team of vibrant educators, researchers, and community activists? See below for ways to join the efforts of The Family and Youth Institute!

The Family and Youth Institute (The FYI) is a national research and education institute focusing on Muslim mental health and family wellness. We provide solutions for mental health and family issues impacting Muslim Americans through research and developing data-driven, religiously and culturally appropriate solutions.

We are seeking bright passionate self-starters to join The FYI internship program. During this internship program, you will be able to make an impact on the Muslim American community as well as having the opportunity to learn alongside talented, dedicated professionals in a fun, collaborative, and mission-driven environment. We are committed to making internships as fulfilling as possible and— helping you learn and grow as a professional. 

Past interns have developed marketing campaigns, conducted hands-on, in-depth clinical research and data analysis, helped produce academic books and reports, organizational intervention, videos, toolkits, as well as developed meaningful relationships with their team mentor. The FYI is dedicated to making this internship impactful and an important milestone in each intern’s professional development.

The FYI invites exceptional undergraduate and graduate students from diverse educational backgrounds and a strong desire to promote Muslim American mental health and family well-being. Interns must exhibit professionalism and attention to detail, as well as strong teamwork, organizational, and communication skills. The FYI is looking for interns for the following roles: 

Marketing Intern – 6 Months to 1 Year Internship

What you will do

Create engaging

social media content

Conduct keyword research to inform search engine optimiza

tion (SEO), Paid Search, and Content Marketing strategies

Utilize data and analytical tools to inform marketing decisions

Conduct keyword research to inform search engine optimization (SEO), Paid Search, and Content Marketing strategies. 

Support the team in executing digital campaigns, including paid advertising, email marketing, social media marketing, and more

What you will gain: 

Gain valuable experience in developing marketing strategies

Experience in assisting with digital marketing campaigns

Basic graphic design skills

Foundational skills using content management system (CMS)

Copywriting experience for various digital platforms and audiences, plus more!

To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and samples of past work (social media graphics, copywriting for social media, etc.).

Research Intern – 1 Year Internship

Gain valuable hands-on experience in research.

Possess foundational research skills (i.e., literature reviews, etc.)

Conduct primary research (focus groups, surveys/questionnaires) and secondary research (i.e., literature reviews)

Utilize strong academic/research writing skills to synthesize and create summaries of findings

Applications must include an academic writing sample. 



Resource Development Intern – 6 Months to 1 Year Internship

Create engaging content from primary and secondary research 

Synthesize research findings into summaries, articles, infographics, video scripts, etc.

Utilize knowledge of the organization’s overall communication style and brand to ensure consistency in deliverables   

Applications must include an academic/professional writing sample.



Racial Equity Resource Development Intern – 6 Months to 1 Year Internship

Research and create resources that bring awareness to and educate the diversity that exists with the Muslim communities

Experience working with diverse communities and knowledge of the needs, strengths and challenges.

Work collaboratively across the organization to apply a race equity lens to policies, recruitment and retention strategies, employee experience, culture, resources developed etc.

Conduct primary (focus groups, surveys/questionnaires) and secondary research (i.e. literature reviews)

Utilize strong academic/research writing skills to synthesize and create summaries of findings


Development Intern (Fundraising)-  1 Year Internship

Assist in donor management using CRM platform

Conduct development research for projects, prospects, and initiatives 

Steward donors through strong and responsive communication

Prepare correspondence, reports, proposals and donor appeals

Support organization-wide development effort

Applications must include an academic/professional writing sample. 


Grant Writing Intern – 1 Year Internship

Research grant possibilities and determining organizational fit 

Create and maintain a Grant Calendar

Utilize strong academic writing skill and assist in writing and submitting grant applications

Draft grant deliverables and reports

Applications must include an academic/professional writing sample. 



*Internship positions are part-time, virtual, with flexible hours, and stipend included. The internship begins July 15th. Some internships are for 6 months with an option to renew for 1 year, while others are for a 1 year commitment.

So, what’s in it for me? One thing we promise is that you won’t be doing any stapling or copying! We have a wide variety of projects and a dedicated team of professionals to mentor you along the way. Our projects range from working directly on a research team to helping design our next video or infographic, from researching best practices for nonprofit marketing campaigns, to translating research into a bulletin that will go directly into the hands of your very own community! The work you do with The FYI will be meaningful and energizing, so we invite you to apply today!

Don’t take our word for it, hear from past interns!

“I honestly love everything about it, from being able to research a topic I am passionate about, to mentor’s guidance and supervision, as well as being able to meet other team members during the Google Hangouts meetings. It’s been a very beneficial experience”

“This internship is more than what I was expecting– as a virtual internship, I think it still allowed me to engage with other members, who were all so interactive, kind, and welcoming.”

“I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to intern with The FYI. It was a valuable, well-rounded, and overall, a rewarding experience. I enjoyed working on multiple projects from organization planning to web design because it allowed me to advance the skills I already had, gain new skills, and develop new interests. The skills I learned and the experiences I gained were invaluable to my professional career development.”

“From intern to employee, I now manage the development of an online course by The FYI to prepare couples for marriage. As a project manager, I have the opportunity to learn all sorts of skills – from script-writing to video-editing, and everything in between. I love that I’m able to build on the knowledge I gained through working on the marriage prep toolkit and expand it through this project.”

The details

Applications are due – May 23rd

Application Review & Interviews –  May 23rd – June 30th

Internship Begins – Jul 15,2021 – Dec 31,2021 (6 months) or Jul 15, 2021 – Jun 30, 2022 (1 year)

15 hrs/week*

Virtual location

Weekly meeting with project supervisor

Monthly team meetings

*Interns must be able to work either:  5 hours each day for three days a week, or  3 hours a day for five days a week


How do I apply?

Applicants should submit a CV/resume along with a cover letter and requested samples with the following information included:

University/College attending/attended


Overall and major GPA

Email address

What you want to gain from the internship

How you heared about the internship program


Interested parties should identify the area they are interested in (research,, marketing, fund development, etc.) and submit a resume along with references and samples to by May 23, 2021 to be considered.