Summer 2018 Working Up (Economic Mobility & Poverty) Project Internship








District of Columbia
United States


Convergence Center for Policy Resolution seeks an intern to work on Working Up: A Dialogue for 

Action to Increase Economic Mobility project. We are specifically seeking individuals with an 

interest in, knowledge of, and possibly experience with, economic mobility and poverty issues. In 

addition, this intern will also support the project team with the pre-assessment phase of 

Convergence’s new project for which the issue has not yet been decided.

The project intern should expect to:

▪  Conduct background research on people, funders and issues.

▪  Assist in preparing for discussions and interviews with leading experts in the field.

▪ Assist in planning future activities to implement cross-sector recommendations of stakeholder 

group. This may include actions by a range of cross-sector leaders from business, higher education, 

non-profit, and policy worlds.

▪  Provide administrative support, and work on organizational communications.

▪  Take part in weekly staff meetings, and fully participate in the events and trainings offered 

through Convergence’s Internship Program.

The experience at Convergence will:

▪  Provide exposure to issues surrounding poverty and economic mobility and others.

▪  Provide exposure to policy making on state and federal levels.

▪ Provide experience in coordinating meetings with stakeholders.

▪  Provide the opportunity to attend roundtable discussions and meetings to listen and learn.

▪  Cultivate a deeper awareness of self, skills, and interests.

▪ Educate about the process of consensus building.

We welcome applicants who:

▪ Are currently enrolled in a variety of education and training pathways beyond undergraduate 

education, those who are working part-time, and upper-class students, if pursuing an undergraduate 


▪  Are able to commit to at least 20 hours per week. Full time, 40 hours per week, preferred.

▪  Possess strong administrative and logistical skills, pay attention to detail, and have 

excellent interpersonal skills.

▪  Demonstrate the ability to complete multiple tasks with overlapping deadlines, and are flexible 

and proactive regarding work assignments.

▪ Work well independently and with a team.

▪  Have a strong command of written and spoken English, and are fluent with Word, Excel, and 


How To Apply

Interns receive a competitive salary of $12.50/hour. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample (no more than three pages) to Talia Harris at, with the subject line “Working Up Internship”, and specify the semester for which you are applying (Fall, Spring, or Summer).