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2437 15th Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


The DC Tutoring & Mentoring Initiative is creating a public campaign to get a tutor or mentor for the 2 out of 3 DC students reading below grade level or with other academic or non-academic needs -- approximately 60,000 students. Our broader goal is to create a civic culture where community members work together around shared civic goals across class, race and ideology. We recruit new volunteers at farmers markets and public events and through social media, employers, religious congregations and civic organizations. The volunteers are matched with our 40 partner tutoring and mentoring organizations and schools based on when and where they are available.

We are currently recruiting interns for summer and fall 2018. We are looking for "practical idealists" with a passion for making a better world. Interns are expected to help with communications, social media, marketing and community outreach; graphic design, videos and photography; social science research; volunteer recruitment; and special event management and promotion.

We require a minimum of 10 hours per week, but hours are flexible to best fit your schedule and we prefer full-time interns over the summer. There is no compensation although we can provide a stipend of up to $500.

We need help with writing and producing articles and social media posts, podcasts, photographs, and videos for our website and social media. Possible projects include:

- Working on special initiatives including College Nights (to help students prepare for college applications, etc.), Neighborhood Field Days (to get community members outdoors and interacting with one another), CivicFest (an "arts and ideas" festival) and the Civic Imagination podcast or radio segments.

- Talking to community members at farmers markets and other public events and spaces to recruit new volunteers;

- Connecting with local employers and religious congregations to build teams of volunteers who can help with tutoring, mentoring and outreach;

- Profiling a local tutoring or mentoring organization: its story, history, challenges, successes, and ways that community members can help;

- Profiling a student or community member who is deeply engaged in tutoring, mentoring or community leadership;

- Profiling a promising model or program either locally based or from a different city or part of the country.

Interns will also participate in our Civic Leadership Certificate program to learn more about the intellectual foundations of our work and develop the practical leadership skills you need to make a difference in your community and in your career. (See for more info.)


We offer a stipend of up to $500 to cover travel and other expenses.

How To Apply

Please review the information on our website at When you are ready to apply, please email your resume and a personal interest statement (maximum of 650 words) to Feel free to email, call or text him at 301-325-3141 if you have any questions or if you'd like to set up a time to talk further about the position.