Executive Assistant Internship

Hours per week

Minimum of 16 hours per week




2100 Decatur Place Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


Founded in July 2016, the Asylum Seeker Assistance Project (ASAP) was created to address a longstanding service gap affecting an estimated 25,000 asylum seekers and their families living in the D.C. Metro region. An asylum seeker is a person who applies for refugee status from the safety of the United States. Our mission is to support the safety, stability, and economic security of asylum seekers and their families. 

ASAP is seeking a bright, skilled and enthusiastic spring intern to provide a variety of support to ASAP's Executive Director (ED). This intern will work closely with ASAP leadership on a range of projects spanning program development to fundraising. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about nonprofit management and small business development in a fast-paced, start-up environment. This position is based out of ASAP's office in Washington, D.C. located walking distance from the Dupont Circle metro (red line). 

Specific Responsibilities 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

·      Assist ED with task completion;

·      Conduct research on community partners;

·      Work with ED to plan giving campaigns, donor events, and other fundraising events;

·      Prepare reports and presentations for internal and external use;

·      Draft correspondence, reports, proposals, and newsletters;

·      Provide support to job readiness trainings and other direct client assistance;

·      Assist with all other projects as needed.


·      A demonstrated commitment to ASAP’s mission and values.

·      Highly motivated, dependable, positive, and able to work independently. 

·      Desire to learn more about nonprofit management.

·      Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail. 

·      Strong writing and research skills.

 ·     Flexible, proactive, and good sense of humor.

Hours, Start Date and Duration

Internship responsibilities will be mostly project-based meaning hours are flexible. A firm commitment of 16 hours or more per week is required. The internship will start on a mutually agreed upon date to commence in January 2019 and will continue through the spring semester.

How To Apply


Please send a resume and and a letter of interest to info@asylumprojectdc.org (please put “ASAP Internship” in the email subject line).  Applicants should include and complete the following sentence in their letter of interest: "I am the best person for this internship because..." Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible. No phone calls, please. 

This position requires a minimum commitment of 16 hours per week. 

Deadline: Dec 1, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.