Location: Herndon, VA

Application deadline: Dec. 21st, 2017

Purpose: Recruit talented individuals to contribute to the advancement of Fawakih’s mission.

Details: The Fellowship is comprised primarily of Quranic Arabic studies and interning with Fawakih’s administrative team.

To this end, a fellow will receive:

  • Lugha - daily lessons covering Levels 1-6 of Fawakih’s Quranic Arabic Curriculum

  • 'Ilm - weekly lessons in

    • Tazkiyah - covering Bidayat al-Hidayah by Imam al-Ghazali

    • Tafsir - covering Surat Yasin (faith) and Surat al-Hujurat (social interactions)

    • Hadith - covering 40 Hadith of Imam al-Nawawi

  • Stipend - monthly stipend of $1000 to cover housing and other expenses.
    (Note: the exact stipend amount may vary based on the specific housing situation of the fellow)

To this end, a fellow will give:

  • 3-4 hours per day (Monday-Friday) of work related to their fellowship position.

Open Fellowship Positions



The Technology Fellow will utilize their knowledge of HTML to maintain and improve Fawakih’s websites. This includes tasks such as updating web pages, uploading student resources, improving user-friendliness, and using analytics to inform decisions for how to best utilize the website. The Technology Fellow will also manage Fawakih’s network and filing system.



The Events Fellow will utilize their knowledge of event management to support planning and execution of various Fawakih events, retreats and bookings throughout the US. The Events Fellow will be serve as the main point of contact for events and work with all parties involved. This would also include planning for ISNA and any other conventions Fawakih may take part in throughout 2018. 



The Development Fellow will utilize their knowledge of fundraising and donor relationships to maintain a fund development function for Fawakih. The Development Fellow will exhibit strong interpersonal skills, with excellent verbal and written skills; attention to detail and follow-through. The Development Fellow will work closely with the Donor Relations Manager.


Creative FELLOW

The Creative Fellow will utilize their knowledge of video editing and graphic design to create educational and promotional content for Fawakih. The fellow will help formulate a content strategy for the organization, working closely with the Social Media and Technology fellows. The fellow must have experience with Adobe Creative Cloud products.



The Social Media Fellow will utilize their knowledge of developing social media presence to increase Fawakih’s presence on various social media platforms. The fellow will plan and execute social media campaigns for the organization. The fellow will work closely with the curriculum team to post content on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


EdTech Fellow

The EdTech Fellow will utilize their knowledge of technology to create Fawakih student resources. The fellow will work with the curriculum team to determine which resources are needed and how technology can be used to meet those needs. The fellow should have experience with mobile app development as well as programming languages and a deep familiarity with different technology resources available.

Fellowship Application - 2018 Cohort I

Name *
Address *
Phone *
List any employer that you currently work for. If you are in school, indicate the school, year and course of study.
Indicate which fellowship position you are applying for.
If you would like to be considered for another fellowship position, please indicate that here.
Provide, in a narrative format, your previous experiences or coursework that would make you an ideal candidate for this position.
How would you describe your personal work style?
Please describe your impression of Fawakih as an organization. Also, how would you describe Fawakih to a person who had never heard of Fawakih (based on what you currently know about the organization).
Please list any other organizations that you volunteer your time or expertise to.
Please list three references (Full Name, Phone #, Email) who can speak to the abilities required by the position.
Transportation *
Would you have access to a car throughout the duration of the fellowship? (Note: this will not affect the strength of your application)
Do you have any other skills to contribute to Fawakih, outside of the position(s) you are applying for?