El-Hibri Foundation

El-Hibri Foundation

***FINALIST APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants are required to submit a resume (one page), statement of interest (one page), and two references by the application deadline on Sunday, February 6 at 11:59pm ET. If selected as a finalist, applicants to this host organization may be required to submit the following additional materials directly to the host organization after the application deadline: 

- Letter of Recommendation, Writing Sample

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

Our office is able to host an IN-PERSON intern.


WORKING HOURS: The intern needs to keep the same business hours as our office.

INDUSTRY: Advocacy / Grassroots

ABOUT US: The El-Hibri Foundation (EHF) is a philanthropic organization that empowers and equips civic society leaders and their allies to build thriving, inclusive communities. EHF makes grants and implements innovative programs to provide resources and skills, forge collaborative relationships, and increase inclusion of and within American Muslim communities. We believe that if these nonprofit organizations have the capacity, resources, and collaborative relationships necessary for community building, they can become more effective in advancing inclusion in America.

EHF carries out its mission in multiple ways:

  • Grants: We support building a more inclusive America by investing in nonprofit organizations that are implementing programs to advance inclusion of marginalized communities and promote inclusive societal norms.
  • Peace Awards Program: EHF celebrates individuals whose work promotes fostering inclusion, understanding, and collaboration in communities.
  • Capacity Building Programs: EHF offers nonprofit leaders and their organizations key leadership skills and effective management strategies. Many of these trainings occur with Professor Marshall Ganz of the Kennedy School.


  • Supporting the management of EHF’s annual grant cycle, including drafting application and reporting forms, reviewing submissions, and drafting correspondence for applicants and grantees;
  • Providing ongoing research and analytical support to enhance the Grants Team’s understanding of nonprofit management trends and opportunities for further EHF investment.
  • Assisting with database management, organizing files, and digitizing grant-related documents;
  • Researching information about prospective and current grantee organizations;
  • Identifying educational resources to help grant applicants and grantees better meet their goals;
  • Supporting grantees through helping to organize meetings, trainings, and workshops;
  • Assisting with communication and outreach for virtual capacity building programming;
  • Serving as a thought-partner on professional development programming; and
  • Providing logistical and technical support during online programming.


  • Statistical & Data Analysis
  • Coding and Programming

WORK ENVIRONMENT: EHF believes in a collaborative work environment, encouraging team members to provide support and insight on programs and initiatives that they may not be responsible for. EHF is a grantee-centric organization, meaning that our operations center around our ability to provide for the community and national organizations we support.


Access to high-speed Wi-Fi, Personal laptop, Web Camera, Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)

2021 Intern Reflection

At the El-Hibri Foundation, I served as a Grants Management Intern. My primary responsibilities included organizing and reviewing for their annual grants cycle. I also utilize and received training in their grants software to complete my day to day tasks. As a Grants Management Intern I have the opportunity to gain a greater insight into how non profits across the nation function, especially in terms of funding. The team is incredibly kind and welcoming, as well as very accommodating.

- Afiya Rahman

2020 Intern Reflection

At El-Hibri Foundation, I served as a Grants Management Intern. I was responsible for organizing and reviewing grant reports and applications. I also communicated closely with current applicants to assist them with completing their grants applications. Aside from these tasks, I tracked the progress of grantees through drafting written summaries and creating graphical analysis of their work. Although this was my first time interning, I never felt like I was behind. The staff's enthusiasm, mentorship and constant check-ins helped me tremendously with succeeding at my tasks and projects.

At the end of the internships, the interns are asked to build a capstone project on any topic that interests them and that relates to the Foundation's mission. The project is an excellent way for interns to bring together all what they have learned throughout the internship and expand on it by doing their own research. Before starting this internship, I was really curious to learn more about how philanthropic organizations successfully maintain their work, especially during difficult times, and I can not think of a better way to achieve that than to intern at the El-Hibri Foundation. I encourage everyone who is interested in learning more about how non-profit organizations work on advancing inclusion of Muslim communities in America and empowering Muslim leaders and allies to apply for this internship!

-Iman Alshawk '23

2019 Intern Reflection

I was the Grants Management Intern at El-Hibri Foundation for Summer 2019. I started my internship in mid-June and ended in late August because this timing worked best for the grant cycle. In my role, I worked on editing grant applications, reaching out to potential grantees, and completing thorough summaries on current grantees. Before coming into this job, I was really interested in finding out more about the Muslim American non-profit landscape, and after this internship, I have realized that I could not have chosen a better internship to do that.

In addition to my Grants Management Intern position, I also have the opportunity to work on my own project! Through this, I am learning more about my own goals, and what I can potentially do in the future. This internship has been amazing, and I have found great mentors.

Laila Tauqeer '21

Washington, D.C.