Internships are offered for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Our main requirement for interns is a passion to serve people and a belief that your work can make a difference in the lives of others. A Wider Circle is focused on providing meaningful learning experiences, where interns are trained on the fundamental job responsibilities of working in a nonprofit setting.
We foster professional growth by providing training, mentoring, evaluation, and supervision. Interns work between 12–30 hours per week, depending on their course schedule. Internships are unpaid.
- To get an overview of the operations of a non-profit organization and its different departments and functions
- To gain professional work experience that compliments the student’s academic studies
- To learn about the challenges that people living in poverty face in this region
Interns can choose to work in one of the following areas:
Workforce Development: A Wider Circle’s Workforce Development program, which operates both in our Silver Spring and Washington, D.C. locations, seeks interns who can support online job searching, completion of online job applications, research related to apprenticeships and training programs, and support data entry of client results. Experience with databases and online forms a plus.
Programs: A Wider Circle’s Programs department encompasses our Neighborhood Partnerships work in our two Washington, D.C., program sites in the Highlands and Shaw neighborhoods as well as our long-term individualized support program, the Partnership to Independence. The Programs team is seeking interns will to support an array of tasks either at our headquarters or program sites. Tasks might include online research, preparation for workshops and trainings, data entry, neighborhood scans, outreach efforts, and potential client interfacing. Semester or year long projects are possible in line with skills.
To apply for an internship, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] indicating your area of interest.