KaBOOM! Summer Internship Program

Academic Credits





$500 stipend

Hours per week

Interns must be able to work a minimum of 8 weeks May through August 2018




4301 Connecticut, NW
United States


Are you passionate about the well-being of kids?

Do you enjoy working in a team-oriented and collaborative environment?

Do people frequently describe you as a “strong communicator,” “people person” or “problem solver?"

Come play with us!

KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids – especially those living in poverty – the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play. KaBOOM! inspires communities to make play the easy choice and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of PLAYces. KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build or restore more than 17,000 playspaces, engaged more than 1.5 million volunteers and served over 9 million kids.

The KaBOOM! Summer Internship Program offers a wide variety of Internships that are guaranteed to excite and intrigue you. Though the internships are housed in different teams across the organization, there are many opportunities throughout the summer to work and play together as an Intern Cohort, and to explore other areas of interest to you during your time with us. This comprehensive program ensures that you not only hone the skills you seek to develop, but helps you make connections with your fellow Interns and colleagues that can last a lifetime.

KaBOOM! is an EEO dedicated to workforce diversity – women, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please see kaboom.org/careers for a full list of internship offerings.



Can Do!

We are a lively, committed and hard-working bunch. When we set our minds to it, it gets done. You should have the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at the same time, and be able to complete them in a timely manner.

Will Do!

We follow through on our commitments and are always willing to go the extra mile. You should excel at exceeding expectations and always be willing to help out, no matter the task.


Team Fit!

The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, a team player, flexible and able to bring a high level of energy to everything they do. It’s a priority to remain conscientious and gracious, even under pressure.

Damn Quick!

Life at KaBOOM! is fast-paced. You will need to think on your feet, react quickly, learn from mistakes, and be proactive. If you love a challenge and consider yourself to be flexible and adaptable, you’ll fit right in.


Damn Smart!

Boomers are the best and brightest. We listen, we learn, we’re prepared, and we’re constantly striving for greatness. We’re looking for matriculating college students who have earned enough credits for a sophomore status, or students who have graduated from college within the past six months.


We have a fun and dynamic work atmosphere filled with talented and passionate Boomers who want to make a difference in kids’ lives. Individuals interested in applying for this position are encouraged to go to kaboom.org/careers and select your desired internship opportunity. Please make sure to include a thoughtful cover letter with your application. The internships will be based in our Washington, DC office.

How To Apply


Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.