The Foundation works with organisations in industries where Muslims are traditionally underrepresented to deliver paid internship opportunities. These provide a valuable opportunity for British Muslims to develop their skills and gain useful industry experience.

Live Internships

The Aziz Foundation is partnering with the Religion and Media Centre to offer a one year freelance journalist role.

The Centre is looking to bolster its news coverage by employing an experienced freelance journalist. The postholder will be Muslim and have an excellent understanding of British Muslim communities. They will contribute to the Centre's output across the board, providing a weekly bulletin of Muslim news, including stories about British Islam and wider global stories of interest to a British audience.

The Religion Media Centre is an independent organisation, unaffiliated to any faith group, which seeks to help the media report religion.

Application Deadline: Wednesday 17th June 2024, 12 noon

Apply here.

The Aziz Foundation is partnering with Refugee Action to offer a one year fixed term contract role. The Community Engagement Coordinator post is ringfenced for someone with lived experience of forced displacement, who can demonstrate knowledge of issues affecting Muslim communities and long-term commitment to community/ societal development.

This role is specifically responsible for helping steward and engage Community and Events audiences. The post-holder will support on the development and delivery of engaging and effective activist packs, a Refugee Action speakers’ group, and key flagship campaigning events working closely with the Community and Events and Campaigns team. The successful candidate will be fundamental in helping Refugee Action to shift the narrative around people seeking safety in the UK to create a welcoming and anti-racist society.

Refugee Action exists to work with refugees and people seeking asylum who have survived some of the world’s worst regimes.

Application Deadline: Thursday 11th April 2024, 23:59hrs

Apply here.

The Aziz Foundation is partnering with the Asylum Reform Initiative (ARI) to offer a twelve-month fellowship within the team behind Together With Refugees, the broad-based UK-wide coalition campaigning for deep change in the UK’s approach to refugees. ARI is an alliance of leading refugee NGOs working to secure deep change in the UK’s refugee and asylum system.

Application deadline: 8th April at noon.


Policy Internships Programme

The Aziz Foundation is offering internships at a range of MP’s offices which will deliver paid experience. Successful candidates will be working with Members of Parliament in either their constituency or parliamentary team (or both). They will be exposed to a range of work including casework, research, preparing parliamentary documents and more.

The programme aims to empower British Muslims to participate actively in public life and ensure community perspectives are heard and valued.


Our previous and current interns and apprentices have had the opportunity to join wonderful organisations and gain experience in areas where they are traditionally underrepresented. In the past, we’ve partnered with the Financial Times, The Independent, Sky News, Evening Standard, Runnymede Trust, Gate Theatre, the Centre for Media Monitoring and the UN’s International Organisation for Migration, among others.

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