The National Peace Corps Association has a number of exciting internship opportunities available on an on-going basis in our Washington, DC office. Apply today!
Interns have a hands-on opportunity to learn about:
- Community development
- International affairs
- Non-profit management
NPCA internships are unpaid positions. They can be full- or part-time, with flexible scheduling available. In your cover letter, please indicate the position(s) below in which you are interested and your availability.
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This intern is responsible for supporting and building the network of NPCA advocates, assisting with Capitol Hill advocacy actions, website editing and general advocacy campaigning.
This intern must have extensive writing and communication skills and attention to detail as they will assist the Director of Advocacy by preparing support materials, scheduling and participating in advocacy meetings on Capitol Hill, and assisting with videos, Twitter updates and news articles. Apply anytime. Email resume and cover letter to Jonathan Pearson.
Special Assistant to the President of NPCA
An exciting opportunity to be involved in the core activities of the NPCA as a vital member of the support staff. Lead special projects, serve as liaison between the president’s office and key stakeholders, provide administrative/logistical assistance to the NPCA team, and promote the NPCA’s mission.
The successful intern will be well organized to handle multiple tasks, attentive to detail and an articulate communicator. S/he will be highly motivated, resourceful and creative, thriving on the opportunity to contribute to the Peace Corps community. The ideal intern will be proactive – presenting new ideas, proposing solutions and promoting innovation.
Interest and/or experience in community development, organizational management, international affairs, peacebuilding and other similar areas. Graduate students preferred. This is an unpaid, summer 2013 full-time intern position; the same opportunity will subsequently be offered as a fall 2013 part-time internship.
Email cover letter and resume via email to email@example.com. Please include the word “Internship” in the subject line.
Communications / Social Media Intern
Enhance your writing and social media skills in this position! The communications department publishes a quarterly print magazine and contributes heavily to the organization’s online presence.
The position is writing-intensive and the intern will be expected to help write and edit pieces for the NPCA website, blog, e-newsletter and WorldView magazine. The intern will also be asked to help manage the NPCA’s accounts on Web 2.0 sites including Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Flickr. The communications intern should have excellent writing, editing, researching, Web publishing, and organizational skills. Other duties may be assigned in support of our communications efforts.
Ideal candidates will be those willing to take direction and also do self-motivated independent work. Applicants should be smart, creative, enthusiastic, collegial and inspired by Peace Corps. Familiarity with Photoshop, basic HTML and video editing tools is a plus. Some more details can be found here.
The position for the fall has been filled but we are accepting applications for this Washington, D.C. position for Spring 2014. This intern works closely with the Director of Communications. Email resume and cover letter to Erica Burman.
Events Planning Internship
Looking to learn about event planning and management from start to finish? Apply for the National Peace Corps Association’s Events Internship. This exciting opportunity will allow you to experience all the aspects of planning Peace Corps Connect – Nashville 2014. Peace Corps Connect is an annual event held in various locations throughout the country. Its purpose is to gather the Peace Corps community to share and learn new ways to continue to serve. It also allows for the Peace Corps Community to share their experiences with other community members as well as the general public.
Duties include, but are not limited to, venue research, marketing material development, registration assistance, exhibitor assistance, sponsorship research, local area research, materials preparation and response to event inquiries.
Ideal candidates will be those willing to take direction, well organized to handle multiple tasks in a timely manner, attentive to detail and customer service minded. S/he will be dependable, creative and always willing to lend a hand where it’s needed.
Interest and/or experience in events management, non-profits, marketing and operations. This is an unpaid, spring full-time intern position; willingness to continue the internship through June 2014 and join us in Nashville is preferred.
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