We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2019 internship positions.

Summer 2019 Internship Description

The DC Collaborative believes that the arts and humanities are central to the education of every student. A community-based partnership organization, now more than 115 members strong, the DC Collaborative works to promote quality arts and humanities education for all DC public and public charter schools. Working with our partners, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as Arts and Humanities for Every Student, Professional Development and Collective Impact initiatives.

Interns are involved in providing support to DC Collaborative staff, as pertaining to our programmatic, communications, membership, and developmental needs, as well as working to support the daily activities necessary to manage a small non-profit.  Internships can be specialized in the following areas or any combination thereof:


  • Conduct preliminary research on funding leads and contribute to prospective outreach list
  • Generate solicitations and donor correspondence on behalf of the DC Collaborative
  • Maintain electronic archives of development correspondence and activities
  • Assist with grant writing and respond to requests for proposals
  • Assist in preparing reports for funders; includes gathering and submission of financial information and budgets
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Assist with creation of e-newsletter, press releases and other online communications
  • Conduct research on arts, humanities, and education related trends. Distribute articles and information related to DC Collaborative areas of interest on various media platforms
  • Develop content for our Story Bank Blog
  • Develop, post and track content on our social media platforms
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Assist with online registration and database maintenance for the Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) field-trip program
  • Design, edit and proof online AHFES Catalogue pages for each participant in the AHFES program
  • Process and document School Partnership Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding and other materials to prepare for program implementation
  • Coordinate with teachers and organization contacts to ensure timely/ accurate reminders, updates, and communications regarding field-trips/ professional development workshops
  • Compile and analyze program and survey reports; Synthesize information to complete statistical briefings for DC Collaborative programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Membership and Collective Impact Initiatives

  • Identify potential organizational partnerships and design an outreach strategy for prospective members
  • Assist with the FY20 Membership renewal campaign- Including updating the Membership database and tracking membership dues
  • Assist in updating and drafting membership feature pages on our website
  • Help draft and edit our monthly newsletter
  • Help schedule and organize membership convenings including: our quarterly Members Meeting, Any Given Child DC convenings, topic sessions and other workshops/ networking events
  • Assist with data collection, analysis and database maintenance for our Collective Impact Initiative, Any Given Child DC
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to focusin an open office setting
  • Ability to work on multiple and concurrent projects
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, G-suite and Adobe Creative Suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior internship experience in a non-profit setting
  • Prior experience with DC Public and Public Charter Schools
  • Working knowledge of HTML or website applications


Please submit a resume, cover letter and brief writing sample to jobs@dccollaborative.org indicating "Summer 2019 Internship Application" in the subject line of your email.

Status: Intern/Volunteer part-time
Hours: Monday-Friday; 10-25 hours per week; flexible schedule
Compensation: Unpaid

The DC Collaborative is an E.O.E. and operates in accordance with Section 504 of the Civil Rights Handbook, Civil Rights Office, National Endowment for the Arts.

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Mailing: 975 F Street, NW
Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467

The DC Collaborative is a FY19 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.