The primary mission of the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) is to provide training and education resources to advance racial justice. Our methodology is informed by our belief in “Education for Liberation.” Our mission is to create spaces to learn and develop racial equity, connect people using digital media, dialogue and storytelling, and cultivate solutions for racial justice through research and curriculum development.
Diversity, inclusion, and racial equity improve the quality of life for everyone in our society by building bridges to address enduring problems of poverty, environmental degradation, and violence. As a faith-based organization, MuslimARC works with Muslim and allied communities to build capacity for racial justice work, as well as with interfaith and multiracial coalitions to train allied communities about the intersections of systemic racism and Islamophobia. We use both online educational platforms and on-the-ground workshops to encourage the development of an appreciation of diversity and the creation of multiple exchanges of meaningful dialogue to combat racism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia.
Completing an internship is a great way for someone to consistently contribute to Muslim anti-racism efforts. MuslimARC is committed to providing a work experience that will serve people well after they work with us.
- join a dynamic and engaging team
- gain marketable skills
- have an opportunity to complete trainings and receive other membership perks; and
- be able to shape the future of the organization.
Interns who are not already members of MuslimARC will need to successfully complete our membership process. See below for information about our current openings and information regarding how you can apply. For questions, email [email protected].
Most of our internships are part-time and can be completed remotely. However, preference will be given to those based in Michigan and Southern California.
View all open Internship positions and application requirements here.
Board of Director Positions
Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) is currently seeking skilled individuals who are passionate about countering Islamophobia, xenophobia, and racism to join our 2020 Board of Directors. MuslimARC is a human rights education organization that provides anti-racism training and education resources. Founded in 2014, MuslimARC began as a virtual organization with members across the country. The anti-racism ethos and principles found in Islamic traditions and scripture, racial equity, appreciation of diversity, intercultural dialogue and mutual recognition, allyship, and standing for justice inform MuslimARC's mission. Drawing on these values, MuslimARC works to CREATE spaces for learning anti-racism, CONNECT a network of multiracial and multi-faith leaders through digital media, storytelling, and dialogue, and CULTIVATE solutions through leadership development, strategic planning, research, and curriculum development. We run regular programming in Detroit and Southern California, in addition to our online courses, webinars, and meetings, our fees for service workshops connect us to communities across the country. As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the Board is responsible for:
1. Creating Strategies
- Ensure clarity of MuslimARC's mission and vision by guiding and approving the strategic plan, policies, and operations plan
- Ensure that MuslimARC's leadership, systems, culture, and practices support the development of a diverse and productive team and support quality program delivery for diverse populations
2. Connecting Resources
- serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission
- Ensure MuslimARC has support for its current needs and a long-range strategy to help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization's fundraising
3. Cultivating Leadership
- Provide direction, support, evaluation, and accountability to the Executive Director and day-to-day staff
- Seek opportunities to promote MuslimARC, harness personal networks, and expand the importance of anti-racism solutions within and outside of Muslim communities as a pathway to lasting social change
MuslimARC has a working Board with each member contributing to the success of MuslimARC. Expectations for each Director:
- Attend monthly board meeting webconference
- Read MuslimARC communications (reports, agendas, and planning documents)
- Attend two board retreats during the year (Our June onboarding session will be a virtual retreat)
- Complete up to ten hours of project work a month.
- Give or get (help fundraise) $5,000/term
- prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings and participate fully in one or more committees: Governance, Finance, Communications, Programs
- Total time: 10-15 hours per month
Board members will have assistance from consultants, interns, and volunteers to execute on their job descriptions.
TO APPLY: email your resume and a cover letter detailing what special skills, talents, or resources you bring to the Board, which geographic region you represent, and what you hope to accomplish as a Board member to [email protected]