Muslim Interfaith Intern (Graduate Student; Temporary, Part-Time)

Muslim Interfaith Intern (Graduate Student; Temporary, Part-Time)

The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) is the central coordinating and support organization for a highly regarded cluster of seven independent colleges known as The Claremont Colleges. TCCS with a staff of 300, provides exceptional shared services to 9,000 students, and almost 3,600 faculty and staff. TCCS staff work in both student-facing services as well as administrative and operational services. Our numerous departments are located throughout The Claremont Colleges campus in the beautiful city of Claremont, California.


The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) seeks an energetic and flexible graduate student who is excited about working with the community for the position of Muslim Chaplaincy Intern.

The Muslim Chaplaincy Intern ("Intern") will provide programmatic, logistical, and administrative support to the Muslim Life Coordinator specific to Muslim Chaplaincy related activities, programs, and operations. The Intern, under the direction of the Muslim Life Coordinator, will assist and support all aspects of Muslim life at The Claremont Colleges. The position requires organizing and running interfaith activities, including many programs and events that occur on evenings, weekends, and Muslim holidays. The position requires approximately 12 work hours per week (based on a multitude of factors) and will run until May 30, 2023. Specific duties include:
  • Logistical support and attendance of most programs which may occur on evenings, weekends, and Muslim holidays.
  • Organizing and running interfaith activities.
  • Publicity and marketing of programs (including e-mails, flyers, newspaper, calendars, brochures, website, Facebook, RSVPs, etc.).
  • Managing calendar and appointments of the Muslim Life Coordinator.
  • Occasional fundraising/grant writing assistance.
  • Assist with procuring and delivery of supplies and food when needed.
  • Advocacy for Muslim life on campus.
  • Development and coordination of programs focused on Muslim students of The Claremont Colleges, including graduate students.
  • Coordinating the recording, photography, and signs ups of events and programming.
  • Planning, coordinating, executing, and follow up of weekly, monthly, semester, annual, and major religious holidays (such as Ramadan and Eid) programming activities.
  • Assisting with updating Google Drive and BOX documents.
  • Coordinating with students, faculty, and staff, and off-campus partners when necessary.

Work Schedule : The regular hours for this part-time, temporary position are 12 hours per week through May 30, 2023. Work shifts may be available during breaks from classes by request. May be required to work holiday, weekend, and/or evening hours. Regular hours may vary due to the needs of the organization or business unit.

Vaccination : TCCS requires the COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. New employees are required to present evidence of complete COVID-19 vaccination within 30 calendar days of hire, unless a medical or religious accommodation or exemption is requested and granted.

Other : This position requires a valid California Driver's License and and a driving record acceptable by the TCCS automobile insurer.


Pay : The pay rate for this position is $20 per hour.

Benefits : Due to the part-time and temporary nature of this position it is only eligible for the following benefits: California Sick Leave, workers' compensation, disability, Medicare, and social security, subject to the terms and conditions in the plan documents/policies.


You are reliable, punctual and have an energetic and friendly personality. You must have knowledge of Muslim culture and customs or a sincere and keen willingness to learn.

Education : You are currently enrolled in and attending a graduate program for a master's or higher level degree.

Experience : You have some experience working with undergraduate and graduate student populations. It would be preferable if you also had experience planning and promoting small and large-scale events and information campaigns.

In addition, you:
  • Have excellent written, oral, and verbal communication skills
  • Are flexible, organized, creative, energetic spirit
  • Have excellent planning, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Have excellent multitasking and organizational skills
  • Have a flexible schedule
  • Are responsive to communications in a timely manner
  • Are proficient in MS Office and Outlook
  • Are capable of working effectively both independently and as part of a team, and
  • Have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments

If you have any of the following, it's a plus!
  • Experience working with undergraduate and graduate student population
  • A commitment to Muslim pluralism
  • Proficiency in BOX and Google Calendar, Mailchimp, Adobe, and Canva
  • Experience with web or graphic design
  • One year of continuous, relevant work experience


Only qualified graduate student applicants please.

Review of applications will commence immediately. Applications are only accepted through our applicant portal at .

Additional Materials : Please have the following items as a Word or PDF file ready to upload to complete your application:
  • Resume : Include relevant experience with dates and other qualifications, and
  • Cover Letter (Optional)

About Chaplains Office

At The Claremont Colleges, Chaplains serve as confidential spiritual counselors, emotional leaders, and provide ethical leadership to the campus community at large. There are four Chaplains onsite, a Protestant Pastor, Catholic Priest, Rabbi, and Muslim Chaplain. Though each Chaplain holds a specific faith, they encourage and support all religious and spiritual student groups and communities on campus. It is the goal of the Chaplains to strengthen individual faith and promote interfaith relations. The Chaplains offer religious support, engagement opportunities, and foster a faith community for students as they pursue their education. Learn more about the Chaplains Office at


This job description defines the essential job duties of this position. The Claremont Colleges Services expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, The Claremont Colleges Services will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

TCCS is an equal opportunity employer. TCCS managers make employment decisions on the basis of merit, with the aim to have the best available person in every job. TCCS prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin or ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), military or veteran status, and status with regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. TCCS also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of these characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of these characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

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