Bachelor of Arts in Criminology
Graduation Date: Aug. 2012
Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation (TMWF)
"My greatest accomplishment has to be doing one-on -one interview intakes with victims of domestic violence. This made [me] more comfortable and also helped me not be so emotional..."
The Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation (TMWF) is a non-profit organization that promotes empowerment of women through community outreach, education, and social services. While Kajin Ibrahim spent a summer interning there she learned a great deal about the women of the Muslim community and about herself. Her tasks were varied: “I did several different things… intakes, assisting clients to court, [assisting] domestic violence clients, and also helped work on Project Ramadan.”
Through her work she realized that there is a lack of and a need for organizations to help Muslim women with domestic violence and other relevant issues. As a Criminology major, Kajin had specific career goals in mind, but the internship absolutely affected them. “This position benefited me tremendously by opening my eyes to domestic violence in the Muslim community,” she recalls. Following the internship Kajin hopes to pursue a career in which she can combine the education she earned at UT Dallas with her background as a Muslim woman to encourage others to be more aware of the issues at hand, and to serve families in need.View additional intern spotlights