AMWRRI is a Milwaukee-based organization that uses research and community involvement to raise awareness about Arab and Muslim experiences in the United States and abroad, and to enhance social and educational advancement for all generations of Arab and Muslim women. AMWRRI’s research initiatives highlight the diversity of Arabs and Muslims in the U.S. and seek to expand public knowledge about these communities beyond the stereotypes. 

Internship Opportunities:

To apply, please send a resume to Please include “AMWRRI Internship” in the subject line.

Oral History Research Intern:


Our ongoing Oral History Project highlights the diversity of Arab and Muslim communities in the U.S. through personal interviews, survey data, and literature searches. The experiences of Arab and Muslim Americans, particularly women, are not often documented, traced, and known, making it difficult to identify issues of concern within the community. The Oral History Project is currently focused on analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on American Muslims across the U.S. to understand the pandemic from a variety of disciplines and perspectives including health, culture, theology, history, and gender. Alongside this mission, AMWRRI strives to promote open dialogue and increase understanding of the perceptions and treatment of disability in Muslim communities. Researchers will work with community partners and conduct interviews with Muslim community members, leaders, healthcare providers, and caregivers to support and promote AMWRRI’s ongoing research.

Job Title: AMWRRI Oral History Research Intern

Organization: Arab and Muslim Women’s Research and Resource Institute

Location: Hybrid/Remote and In-person (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Dates: Commitment includes a minimum of 3 months, but can extend to the length of an academic term (up to 6 months)

Hours: Part-time, consisting of 10-15 hours per week

Payment: The position is unpaid at baseline, but student interns may be funded through university stipends.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The AMWRRI Oral History Research Intern is responsible for supporting AMWRRI’s academic and community-based efforts in the Greater Milwaukee area and the United States at large. The intern will receive training on how to conduct and transcribe oral history interviews with American Muslims. AMWRRI’s goal is to interview 200+ Muslim community members throughout the country over the course of the next two years. The intern will be expected to contribute to the process of collecting oral interviews from start to finish, in addition to assisting with community outreach initiatives and multimedia creation.

  • Detailed responsibilities include:
  • Collaborate with team members to generate interview questions.
  • Conduct literature reviews on relevant topics.
  • Assist with scheduling in-person and/or remote interviews over Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
  • Conduct oral interviews with community members.
  • Transcribe oral interviews to be included in AMWRRI’s digital archive.
  • Collect contact information for potential interviewees.
  • Work with team members and research coordinator to develop and disseminate multimedia materials for AMWRRI’s archive and website (e.g., social media posts, newsletters, audio files).
  • Update the AMWRRI Website with new stories and contribute to communications campaigns to spark engagement with our audience.
  • Conduct research on influential Muslim women throughout history and contribute articles to AMWRRI’s website as well as The Journal of Gender, Ethnic, and Cross-Cultural Studies


Language: English literacy and fluency are essential. Proficiency in Arabic would be beneficial but is not a requirement.

Special Skills: Qualifications for this position are variable because we will provide training for principal responsibilities (i.e., conducting oral interviews and transcriptions).

Applicants do not need to have all the following skills, but 2-3 of the following qualifications would be competitive:

  • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Design and multimedia experience.
  • Experience conducting research and literature reviews.
  • Background in gender studies or multicultural studies would be beneficial, but our team is interdisciplinary and welcomes researchers of all majors and backgrounds.

The Person:

  • Must demonstrate sensitivity and respect towards a diverse population and be able to work with persons of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Must be creative, independent, and resourceful.
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, and able to manage multiple assignments at once in a timely fashion.
  • Must be able to cooperate with others and foster a helpful and courteous environment.