This spring we (unexpectedly) welcomed two fantastic interns, Megan and Skyler, from Arizona State University. Now, we’re looking for two more interns for the fall.

Interns Skyler Daviss (left) and Megan Kelly (right)

What our inaugural interns did

During their two months with Greater Greater Washington, our interns conducted an analysis of our 2016 reader drive, assisted with grant writing and data analysis, and learned about housing policy in the Washington region.

They also each published a post, sharing advice for other out-of-town interns who find themselves learning how to get around and securing housing while they are in DC.

Skyler and Megan were so great, we decided that having interns in the future could only make GGWash stronger! And, they confirmed what we already suspected: GGWash is a great learning experience for students who have designs on influencing public policy, be it as an urban planner, a journalist, or advocate.

Unpaid internships ≠ free labor

These internships are unpaid. We wish we had funding to provide paid internship experiences, but we don’t right now. Since these are unpaid internships, the focus is on student learning rather than providing labor support to GGWash.

So, we are especially looking for students who can receive college credit for their participation in this internship experience.

Spread the word

We see this as an opportunity to help mentor and train the next generation of leaders who will advocate for smart urbanism in the Washington region and beyond. If you, or someone you know, is a college student looking for a stepping stone into a future career in public policy, journalism, advocacy, or nonprofit management, check out the two job descriptions below.

The Communications and Media Intern will learn about and support GGWash’s efforts to maintain and grow the blog. Through this internship a student can expect to improve their writing and editing skills, enhance their data analysis skills by working with staff and volunteers to analyze site data, identify trends, and make recommendations for enhancing our content. They will also have a chance to participate in discussions and decisions about GGWash’s website redesign, which is underway.

Check out the full job description here.

The Development Intern will primarily learn about and support fundraising efforts to maintain and grow the organization. Through this internship a student can expect to conduct donor prospecting research, participate in granting writing and editing, learn to use DonorPro and SalsaCRM to track donor activity, and participate in trainings and workshops related to fundraising.

Check out the full job description here.

How to apply

Candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to by Friday, August 19th. We expect the internship to begin the first week of September, after Labor Day.

Sarah Guidi was Greater Greater Washington's Managing Director from 2015 to 2018. She now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her family.