Summer 2018 Internship

Academic Credits


Hours per week

Monday-Friday; 10-25 hours per week; flexible schedule



Start Date


End Date



975 F Street, NW
United States


The DC Collaborative believes that the arts and humanities—inclusive of music, visual arts, media arts, theater, dance, and literary arts—are central to the education of every student. A community-based partnership organization, now more than 100 members strong, the DC Collaborative works to promote quality arts and humanities education for all DC public and public charter schools. Working with our partners, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as Arts and Humanities for Every Student and Professional Development initiatives.

Interns are involved in providing clerical and logistical support to DC Collaborative staff, as pertaining to our programmatic, communications, membership, and developmental needs, as well as working to support the daily activities necessary to manage a small non-profit. Internships can be specialized in the following areas or any combination thereof:


  • Conduct preliminary research on funding leads and contribute to prospective outreach list
  • Generate solicitations and donor correspondence on behalf of the DC Collaborative
  • Maintain electronic archives of development correspondence and activities.
  • Assist with grant writing and respond to requests for proposals
  • Assist in preparing reports for funders; includes gathering and submission of financial information and budgets
  • Process Member dues invoicing and assist with outreach efforts
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Assist with responding to requests for information, ensuring accurate and timely communications
  • Research, design, compose, edit, and proofread materials.
  • Assist with creation of e-newsletter, press releases, and other online communications
  • Responsible for taking, editing, and distributing meeting notes
  • Conduct research on arts, humanities, and education related trends. Distribute articles and information related to DC Collaborative areas of interest on various media platforms
  • Develop content for our Story Bank Blog
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Assist with online registration and database maintenance for the Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) field-trip program
  • Design, edit, and proof online feature pages for each cultural institution participant in 2017-18 AHFES program
  • Process and document Partnership Agreements, MOU’s (Memorandum of Understanding), and other materials
  • Coordinate with teachers and organization contacts to ensure timely/ accurate reminders, updates, and communications regarding field-trips/ professional development workshops
  • Compile and analyze program and survey reports. Synthesize information to complete statistical briefings for DC Collaborative programs
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Coordinate communication between the DC Collaborative’s base of membership organizations.
  • Help draft and edit our monthly newsletter
  • Help schedule and organize our quarterly Members Meeting
  • Support the work of our membership committee
  • Assist with data collection, analysis and maintain a database for our 2017-18 Members Mapping Initiative
  • Identify potential organizational partnerships and send prospective member communications
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to focus in an open-office setting
  • Ability to work on multiple and concurrent projects
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, G-suite, and Adobe Creative Suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior internship experience in a non-profit setting
  • Prior experience with DC Public and Public Charter Schools
  • Working knowledge of Obvibase, and HTML or website applications


Status: Intern/Volunteer part-time

Hours: Monday-Friday; 10-25 hours per week; flexible schedule

Compensation: Unpaid

The DC Collaborative is an E.O.E.

How To Apply


Please submit a resume, cover letter and brief writing sample to indicating "Summer 2018 Internship Application" in the subject line of your email.