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Interns work closely with department heads and can expect to have a high level of collaboration with all NPCA staff and other interns. NPCA internships can either be full- or part-time (minimum 20 hours per week).

Since this is an unpaid learning opportunity, we require that interns receive academic credit from their college, university, or other formal internship program.

Please be advised that these placements are for a period of no more than three months, are unpaid, and do not constitute an offer of employment with NPCA. The majority of our internships are remote until further notice.


Applications for NPCA’s internships are accepted on a rolling basis, but please consider our review process, which can take several weeks. NPCA internships are quite competitive, so we encourage early applications.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] (cc: other staff as specified with each internship description below). Please include the desired internship in the subject title. In your cover letter, please note your academic or other internship program, your availability and if you are interested in being considering for more than one position. No phone calls please.

NOTE: The National Peace Corps Association is NOT the U.S. Peace Corps, which is a separate, U.S. government agency.


Continuation of Service & International Programs Intern

Join NPCA’s Continuation of Service team to support federal grants, international program recruiting, and foundational program support. This internship offers a flexible schedule, approximately 15-16 hours per week, and the opportunity to earn academic credit.

In this internship, you will:

  • Conduct Linkedin research and create a comprehensive G-Sheet (Excel), identifying Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) in targeted sectors such as agriculture, environmental, water engineering, marketing, and data analysis.
  • Research and compile a list of agricultural colleges and universities in the United States, including contact information of Peace Corps recruiters associated with each.
  • Assist in developing recruitment strategies to attract professional RPCV candidates for Farmer-to-Farmer and IREX voluntary positions.
  • Aid in reviewing resumes and applications, conduct initial screenings, and shortlist potential candidates for further evaluation.
  • Provide administrative support, including creating and maintaining organized G-Sheets and assisting with program reports and presentations.
  • Support outreach efforts by utilizing various channels (online platforms, social media, and RPCV networks, etc) to promote volunteer opportunities and attract potential candidates.
  • Assist with webinars, informational sessions, and other communication initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with recruitment strategies and tools.
  • Proficiency in G-Suite and filing system: G- Docs, G-Drive, G- Sheet and G-Slides.
  • Knowledge of international development and federal aid programs and experience working with non-profit organizations is desirable.
  • Previous experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) or interest in becoming one.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment.

To apply, cc your resume and cover letter to Eva Sundgrenz, [email protected]

Specify your availability for Spring, Summer, or Fall in the subject line.

Advocacy Intern

This intern is responsible for supporting and building the network of NPCA advocates, assisting with Capitol Hill advocacy actions, and general advocacy campaigning. This intern can expect a wide variety of work projects that will include activities on Capitol Hill and advocacy-related meetings.

This intern must have extensive writing and communication skills and attention to detail as they will assist the Advocacy Director by preparing support materials, scheduling and participating in advocacy meetings on Capitol Hill, and assisting with videos, Twitter updates and news articles.

Interest and/or experience in advocacy or government/ political related work desired.

(Please specify Spring, Summer or Fall availability.)

In this internship, you will:

  • Liaise with a diverse network of individuals in the Peace Corps community
  • Support and build NPCA’s advocacy network across the country
  • Assist in preparations for National Days of Action
  • Assist with Capitol Hill advocacy actions and general advocacy campaigning
  • Support other research, writing, and posting responsibilities
  • Act as a liaison and representative of the National Peace Corps Association to community members, group representatives, and stakeholders
  • Assist in daily operational tasks as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and via email
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both in person and by phone
  • Ability to be both consistent and flexible as circumstances warrant
  • Ability to build relationships with other staff, volunteers, and interns

To apply, cc your application to [email protected].

(Please specify Spring, Summer or Fall availability.)

Communications Intern

Play a role in telling the stories of the Peace Corps community at what’s arguably the most pivotal time in our history. You’ll be part of a small but dedicated communications team, receiving hands-on projects and daily tasks that use social media and digital platforms to promote and manage NPCA’s brand.

In this internship, you will:

  • Write articles and stories for e-blasts, e-newsletters, and other web content
  • Design event/program one-pagers, social media graphics, and other marketing materials
  • Research and develop new ideas for marketing strategies and social media campaigns
  • Track social media and web analytics and assist with media monitoring

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Journalism, copy editing, and graphic design experience a plus
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Skills in researching and fact-checking
  • Desired: experience with Adobe Acrobat and Creative Suite
  • Desired: experience with WordPress

To apply, cc your application to [email protected] and include a writing sample — ideally for a general audience.

(Please specify Spring, Summer or Fall availability.)

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