Employment, Career, Mentorship

Industry & Trade

The Department

Sanat-o-Tijarat is here to help you develop a lasting and fulfilling career. Sanat-o-Tijarat attempts to eliminate unemployment in the majlis by creating programs to teach learning skills, industry skills, crafts, and trades. To meet the goals of the department, the mohtamim engages in programs around entrepreneurship, career development, and employment counseling.

MKA Internship Program

Prospective Student Interns

MKA Internship Program

The MKA Internship Program is an opportunity for students to gain hands on experience in emerging industries including Healthcare, Technology, and Public Policy. Our goal is to develop the next generation of Ahmadi Muslim leaders by providing students with the opportunity to learn new skills, gain real world experience, and build their professional network.

How Does the MKA Internship Program Work?

The 10-week internship happens over the summer from early June to mid-August. Interns will be paired with our partner companies in their field of interest. Our internship opportunities are located across the US with companies ranging from startups to large organizations.

Who Should Apply?

The internship program is designed for rising college juniors and seniors who are currently enrolled in any undergraduate program. We welcome applicants from all majors and fields of study. Applicants should have a passion for learning and a strong academic track record. Students with diverse academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Is the Internship Paid?

Yes. Interns will receive a stipend of $375 per week. Interns will be paid directly by the partner employers.

Why Become a MKA Intern?

MKA interns will work closely with entrepreneurs and industry leaders. From day one interns will gain valuable industry insights and work on meaningful projects. Interns will be given access to career development assistance from the SoT team, mentors from around the country, and will have the opportunity to build meaningful connections and lifelong relationships.

Prospective Employers

MKA Internship Program

The MKA Internship program is your opportunity to help develop the next generation of Ahmadi Muslim leaders while working alongside the brightest students in MKA. Its your chance to give back to the community by adding a motivated and spiritually driven intern to your team.

What is the MKA Internship Program?

The MKA Internship Program is a paid 10-week multi-industry summer internship program designed for rising undergraduate juniors and seniors. The internship begins in early June and concludes in mid-August. It is a way for college students to gain valuable real-world experience and build meaningful relationships with industry professionals.


Why Should I Hire a MKA Intern?

Every student applicant is vetted through a comprehensive screening process by the Sanat-O-Tijarat team. Applicants must display strong academic performance, professionalism, communication skills, and willingness to learn prior to being considered for the program. This is designed to be a competitive application process and not all applicants who apply will be selected. Employers will be introduced to only the brightest pre vetted applicants from around the country seeking to add value to your organization. You will have the opportunity to interview from our pool of qualified candidates and have full autonomy over your hiring decision. The national SoT team will work with you every step of the way to ensure you find the perfect intern, however you are not obligated to select and intern if you do not find a suitable applicant.

Do I have to Pay the Intern?

Yes. To gain the most competitive applicants, this internship is designed to be paid. The interns are required (if needed) to be on site and commit 40 hours per week. A minimum stipend of $375 per week over the 10-week period is required, although some partner organizations have opted to pay more. We ask that you compensate fairly for the effort and provide a livable wage considering housing, travel, meals, etc.

Why Become a Partner Organization?

Its simple, our goal is to support the next generation of Ahmadi Muslim students and professionals.

Hence, you should make yourself more proficient, and more capable, not only in your region but also in every SECULAR activity, every skill, and every profession. So much so that there is no field left in which the world can find anyone more competent that the members of Jama’at Ahmadiyya.

(Khutbat-e-Mahmood, 1936, page 36-37)

  • Department Goals

    • Monthly Career Webinars: The department holds monthly career webinars on a variety of topics from entrepreneurship to securing internships and resume building. (a webinar is an online conference call in which one subject matter expert guides/teaches other khuddam about that subject).
    • ACE Conferences (Ahmadiyya Conference for Entrepreneurs): The department hold periodic ACE Conferences on a regional and national level to help inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and provide tangible guidance / skills to help people in their endeavors. 
    • MKA Store: Get your latest MKA USA clothing and swag. Visit us at and order your goods today
    • Internships: We want all Khuddam who are second and third years in college get internships. We are here to help and have a database of Ahmadi owned businesses willing to host an MKA intern over the summer.

Imran Ahmad


Akber Ali

Naib Mohtamim Sanat-o-Tijarat

Talha Khan

Muavin Sanat-o-Tijarat

Noman Nasir

Muavin Sanat-o-Tijarat