National Alliance to End Homelessness Summer Internships




$13.25/hour in addition to a transportation stipend up to $100/month.

Hours per week

Full-time (35 hours/week), from approx. June 4 through August 17, 2018



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1518 K Street NW, Second Floor
United States


The National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance) is a leading voice on the issue of homelessness. The Alliance analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions. The Alliance works collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs and policies that help communities achieve their goal of ending homelessness. We provide data and research to policymakers and elected officials in order to inform policy debates and educate the public and opinion leaders nationwide.

The Alliance will be hiring 2-3 full-time interns for Summer 2018 at its offices in Washington, DC. Prospective candidates should be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant area of study. Interns will assist in projects across the communications, development, and policy teams, as well as support efforts around the Alliance’s National Conference and Capitol Hill day in July. Candidates should indicate which of those areas are of most interest to them and should describe the experience and skills they would bring to projects in those interest areas.

Responsibilities will vary depending on team assignments and may include:

  1. Communications drafting and content generation: This may include assisting in drafting and editing policy briefs and blogs, newsletters, donor and other communications, and website, conference, and social media content.
  2. Capitol Hill Day: Assist Alliance Advocacy Team in coordinating the logistics, correspondence, and execution of annual Capitol Hill Day
  3. Conducting research: This may include research into existing or proposed legislation or policies, research into prospective foundations, or research on media placements or media tracking tasks.
  4. Conducting and compiling interviews: This may include interviewing local or national stakeholders for policy or communications purposes and conducting interviews with consumers who have experienced homelessness.
  5. Supporting staff projects: This may include administrative tasks on projects developed by the communications, development, or policy teams like drafting documents and spreadsheets, data entry and database organizing, helping to arrange conference workshops, and attending (with and without Alliance staff) various opportunities for professional development, including policy forums, Congressional briefings, community meetings, and others.


  • Strong analytical skills, ability to synthesize and summarize information;
  • Well-organized, focused, and detail-oriented multi-tasker;
  • Self-starter, willing and able to pursue own projects, and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency with digital technologies (for interns on communications projects), including video editing and graphic editing is a plus;
  • Strong professional verbal and written communication skills;
  • Interest in public policy analysis, communications, and relationship building with individuals and groups, all focused on homelessness and poverty issues;
  • Experience on political or issue campaigns, or with community and field organizing is a plus;
  • Candidates with prior life experience or work experience in homeless or low-income communities, communities of color, and/or LGBTQ communities are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in an Alliance internship, a current resume outlining your relevant experience, and a short writing sample (no more than three pages, can be an excerpt from a larger work) that demonstrates your communication and/or research ability to Applications will be accepted through March 30, 2018, and interviews will be granted on a rolling basis. While there is some flexibility on start and end dates, internships are expected to begin the week of June 4, 2018.