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Monday, August 31, 2015

Internship Opportunity at A Wider Circle

A Wider Circle is now in its 14th year of service to the most vulnerable children and adults in our nation’s capital region. The average family size of those we serve is 4 and the average annual income – from all sources – is $12,000. We serve the neediest of the needy. We have big goals for being a force in the movement to end poverty and have grown considerably in each of our 14 years.

The mission of A Wider Circle is simple: to end poverty for one individual and one family after another. We work in partnership with those we serve and with those seeking to help to ensure that every child and adult has the chance to succeed and the opportunity to live well. 

A Wider Circle is a grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings on 10-15 interns each semester to work out of our Center for Community Service in Silver Spring. Interns play a significant role here; in addition to direct service and education internships, there are business, marketing, research, and strategic planning internships available.

We request that interns commit to working at least 10 hours per week (the average is 10 - 20, but some work more). Students interested in our internships may contact us at
If you have any questions about internship opportunities with us or about our work in general, please contact me any time at 301.608.3504 or at .

Law, Legal & Advocacy: Networking Night

Career and Internship Fair

Sample BSOS Employers:
  • American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
  • Congressman Steny Hoyer
  • First Investors Corporation
  • Maryland Community Connection
  • Montgomery County Police Department
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Children's Center
  • Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • US Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • Yelp Inc.
  • And Many More on Thursday, Sept. 17

Food & Water Watch Internship Opportunity

Food & Water Watch is a leading national consumer advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting edge campaigns that challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources, empower people to take action and transform the public consciousness about what we eat and drink.

For more information check out our website at

The Campaign:

In Maryland, we have a waste problem. Over 300 million chickens are raised here and they produce over 1.3 billion pounds of waste each year. Unfortunately, the companies responsible for this waste are refusing to deal with it. After years of polluting waterways, they're now trying to burn this waste and call it renewable energy.

As of now, burning chicken waste is classified in Maryland's energy standard as being on par with wind and solar. This campaign will pressure state delegates to pass a greatly needed bill to strip this classification from these projects. By removing this foul energy source from Maryland's agenda, we can imagine a future where clean renewable energy is actually clean and renewable, and the cost of poultry waste disposal does not fall upon farmers and taxpayers.  

We are currently seeking passionate interns interested in fighting for this campaign. This position is part-time, begins immediately, will run for 10 weeks, and typically require 10-15 hours/week. Flexible scheduling is allowed; internship is unpaid, but interested students can receive class credit. Interns will have the benefit of learning critical research, grassroots organizing and advocacy skills from experienced staff.

To apply, fill out this form and send a resume to (Subject line: Food & Water Watch Internship).

Responsibilities may include:
  • Building strategic coalitions with religious groups, labor groups, elected officials, citizen activists, businesses and students
  • Coordinating campaign events to engage citizens and pressure targets
  • Represent Food & Water Watch and recruit new activists at community meetings, festivals, and other events
  • Assisting in media outreach to educate millions of people
  • Producing printed and online materials such as action alerts, newsletters, and activist guides
  • Researching emerging issues to move campaigns forward
  • Bottom-lining at least one element of the campaign
  • Maintain strong records of work and assist with database development
  • Hold regular office hours and participate in weekly meetings with Organizing staff

Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues and commitment to social change. Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills. Desire to develop campaign organizing skills.

Please fill out this form, send a resume to, and we will be in touch to schedule an interview. 

Call or email Taylor Billings ( (504)-621-6487) with any questions.

Internship Opportunity with the Maryland Democratic Party

The Maryland Democratic Party is now accepting applications for Fall 2015 internships. The Fall internship will run from August/September 2015 to December 2015 with the potential for an extension. The internship is unpaid. Interns will focus in several areas including fundraising, communications (social media), field activity, research, and political outreach.

 The Maryland Democratic Party Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience in Maryland’s political process. 

Intern duties and responsibilities include:
  •  Draft communications for general distribution
  • Manage data lists
  •  Assist in event planning
  • Communicate with Democratic Party officials, offices and staff
  •  Build relationships with Democratic affiliated organizations
  •  General research
  • General office support and organization
  •  An interest in politics, especially Maryland politics
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to commute to our office in Annapolis
  • Interns should be prepared to use their own laptop computers
  •  Interns may be asked to attend events in Annapolis and around the state of Maryland
  • Interns must commit to a minimum of ten hours per week during normal business hours
  • Schedules will be set with your direct MDP supervisor
 How to apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume to Amanda Pleasant at

US Climate Plan Internship Opportunities

US Climate Plan has three internship openings in Washington, DC for the Fall 2015 semester:

  •  Policy Intern
  •  Communications Intern
  • Development Intern

Interns will have the opportunity to play an important role for a national non-profit organization focused on climate policy

For more information and application instructions, visit:!jobs/c17zc

Note: GVPT students who are interested in these internships may only be able to get credit for the Policy Internship position.