Community Action Partnership Internship

Community Action Partnership
Washington, DC
Nov 16, 2016
Dec 25, 2017
Full Time


The Community Action Partnership—National Office (Partnership) is seeking motivated, highly organized undergraduate and graduate students to serve as interns in 2016 and 2017. The internship will provide students the opportunity to learn about poverty alleviation efforts, programs and strategies in the United States while developing their research, organization, communications and outreach skills.

It is the mission of the Community Action Partnership to strengthen, promote, represent and serve the network of member agencies to assure that the issues of poverty are effectively presented and addressed. To achieve its mission, the Partnership engages in training and technical assistance, advocacy and efforts to promote visibility of the Community Action Network in order to enhance the work of its 1000+ community action and limited-purpose agencies and their partners in communities across the country.

Interns Will Work in One of the Following Focus Areas:

  • Capacity Development: Supports overall training efforts to strengthen anti-poverty practices and performance management that creates measurable outcomes to enhance the quality of life for the families, agencies and communities served.
  • Communications/Event Management: Assists in the implementation of multiple communications streams that target the customers served, as well as, community stakeholders. This includes but is not limited to the development of news releases, newsletters, reports, social media and special event coordination/development that highlight accomplishments, strategies and goals for empowering the family, community or agency served.
  • Technology & Database Management: Supports integration of technological enhancements that improve customer service, data collection, reporting and communications with key stakeholders, as well as web development support, social media and information infrastructure management.

What the Intern can expect to get out of it:

  • Great experience in a great non-profit organization.
  • Knowledge of pressing issues facing America's most vulnerable population, communities and opportunities to address them on the national, regional and local levels.
  • Experience with national and regional initiatives in agency capacity building and community self-sufficiency and sustainability.
  • Ability to work for a nonprofit organization and learn about the culture of nonprofits.
  • Potential academic credit pending the approval of the candidate's respective academic institution.
  • Access to the nonprofit expertise, diverse life stories, and significant work histories of our team.
  • Future job references and letters of recommendation (glowing references for those high achievers out there).
  • Career guidance, including help revamping your resume with your work history
  • A statewide and national network to build on as you seek to move into the workforce.
  • A $1,000 stipend.

Qualifications: Passion for improving communities and strong personal values complement the Partnership's Vision and Mission. The ideal candidate will be a mature, organized student with a passion for social justice and a desire to develop their research, project management and communications skills while learning about non-profit development. Entrepreneurial-minded and ability to plan, organize, and execute events, highly organized, detail-oriented, and possess outstanding follow through skills, strong relational and analytical skills, ability to multi-task, to work effectively both independently and part of a dynamic team. Applicants should possess strong oral, written and organizational skills, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; Internet and other research tools; social media tools; and data management. Academic credit may be available.

Internship Schedule:

  • Winter '17 Internship begins the week of January 2, 2017 and ends the week of May 8, 2017. Applications due by December 30, 2016.
  • Summer '17 Internship begins the week of May 15, 2017 and ends the week of August 28, 2017. Applications due by February 15, 2017.
  • Fall '17 Internship begins the week of September 11, 2017 and ends the week of December 25, 2017. Applications due by April 28, 2017.

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