ING at ISNA Convention, ING Interns, and Interfaith Immersion

Join ING at the 51st ISNA Convention in Michigan


ISNA’s 51st Convention takes place August 29-September 1 in Detroit, Michigan. This year’s conference theme is “Generations Rise: Elevating Muslim-American Culture.”

ING trustee Maha Elgenaidi will present on two panels and is one of the keynote speakers at the 17th Annual Interfaith Unity Banquet. The first panel is “Bullying Prevention: Keeping our Children Safe and Secure“, where she will highlight strategies and options for addressing and preventing bullying in schools. The second panel is “Speaking Truth to Power“, an interfaith discussion she’s moderating about being courageous and countercultural in bearing witness to truth and to moral integrity in the public sphere.

The theme of the Interfaith Unity Banquet where Maha will be one of the keynote speakers is “Broadening our Interrreligious Partnerships: Promoting the Common Good.” The ISNA National Convention is a powerful forum for dialogue and discussion. In recent years, it has attracted an audience of tens of thousands of Muslims and people of other faiths. U.S. government officials frequently attend, as well as international delegations seeking to understand the model of the Muslim community’s involvement in American society.

Walking Together in Faith:
A Reflection on Interfaith Immersion

Written by ING intern Seher Siddiqee, who participated in an interfaith immersion trip to New Mexico, this editorialreflects on her journey and the importance of young people interacting positively with their own faith and the faiths of others. ING’s forthcoming Youth Program is based upon that belief.

As we experienced on this trip, there is much that we learned about our own faith while interacting both with people who share our tradition and with those who differ. This trip has enabled me to see the importance and value of ING’s youth program, which invites Muslim teens to deepen their understanding of their own tradition so that they can share their experiences with other Muslims as well as with individuals from other faith traditions.

To continue reading Seher’s reflection, click here.


Paid ING Internships Available

ING needs you! If you’re a student looking for real-world experience (and a stipend), please consider interning with us. We are currently recruiting for our new Youth Program and Development/Marketing programs. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to Intern Manager Kiran Palla at [email protected]

Youth Program (seeking 3-5 interns) – High school or (preferably) college students willing to put in at least 10 hours per month for a one-year commitment.


  • Plan and execute trainings for youth in various local masajid and community groups (Training of trainers will be provided, which will be a great opportunity for interns to increase their Islamic literacy and public speaking skills)
  • Assist staff in preparing training material
  • Oversee launch and maintenance of ING youth webpages
  • Monitor blog submissions and direct incoming questions to appropriate people
  • Work with web designer for Phase 2 of ING youth webpages

Development/Marketing programs (seeking 2-3 interns) – High school or (preferably) college students willing to put in at least 10 hours per month for a minimum of a six-month commitment.


  • Plan and execute development events and campaigns working with staff
  • Assist staff in making calls and preparing materials for development meetings
  • Assist staff in entering program evaluation data
  • Work with staff as needed