SUMMARY
The Community Action Partnership—National Office (Partnership) is seeking motivated, highly organized graduate
students to serve as interns. The internship will provide students the opportunity to learn about poverty alleviation efforts,
programs and strategies in the United States while developing their research, organization, communications and outreach
skills.

It is the mission of the Community Action Partnership to strengthen, promote, represent and serve the network of member
agencies to assure that the issues of poverty are effectively presented and addressed. To achieve its mission, the
Partnership engages in training and technical assistance, advocacy and efforts to promote visibility of the Community
Action Network in order to enhance the work of its 1000+ community action and limited-purpose agencies and their
partners in communities across the country.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@communityactionpartnership.com noting “Intern” in the
subject line. No calls please. Resumes accepted until positions are filled.

Interns Will Work in One of the Following Focus Areas:
 Capacity Development: Supports overall training efforts to strengthen anti-poverty practices and performance
management that creates measurable outcomes to enhance the quality of life for the families, agencies and
communities served.
 Communications/Event Management: Assists in the implementation of multiple communications streams that
target the customers served, as well as, community stakeholders. This includes but is not limited to the
development of news releases, newsletters, reports, social media and special event coordination/development
that highlight accomplishments, strategies and goals for empowering the family, community or agency served.
Assists in planning and implementation efforts for national, regional, state, and local events.
 Technology & Database Management: Supports integration of technological enhancements that improve
customer service, data collection, reporting and communications with key stakeholders, as well as web
development support, social media and information infrastructure management.

What the Intern can expect to get out of it:
 Great experience in a great non-profit organization.
 Knowledge of pressing issues facing America’s most vulnerable population, communities and opportunities to
address them on the national, regional and local levels.
 Experience with national and regional initiatives in agency capacity building and community self-sufficiency and
sustainability.
 Ability to work for a nonprofit organization and learn about the culture of nonprofits.
 Potential academic credit pending the approval of the candidate’s respective academic institution.
 Access to the nonprofit expertise, diverse life stories, and significant work histories of our team.
 Future job references and letters of recommendation (glowing references for those high achievers out there).
 Career guidance, including help revamping your resume with your work history
 A statewide and national network to build on as you seek to move into the workforce.

Qualifications: Passion for improving communities and strong personal values complement the Partnership’s Vision and
Mission. The ideal candidate will be a mature, organized graduate student with a passion for social justice and a desire
to develop their research, project management and communications skills while learning about non-profit development.
Entrepreneurial-minded and ability to plan, organize, and execute events, highly organized, detail-oriented, and possess
outstanding follow through skills, strong relational and analytical skills, ability to multi-task, to work effectively both
independently and part of a dynamic team. Applicants should possess strong oral, written and organizational skills, as
well as proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; Internet and other research tools; social media tools; and
data management. Academic credit may be available.

Internship Schedule:
 Winter Internship begin the first full week of March and ends the first full week of May. Applications due
by January 31, 2019.
 Summer Internship begins the second full week of May and ends the last week of August. Applications
due by February 15.
 Fall Internship begins the second full week of September and ends the week of December 23.
Applications due by April 26.

Contact: Interested students should send a cover letter and, if applicable, resume to
jobs@communityactionpartnership.com. For more information about the Community Action Partnership, visit:
www.communityactionpartnership.com.

Time Commitment: 15 hr. minimum per week.
All positions will be based out of our Washington, DC office. Schedule can be flexible within normal business hours
(approximately 10-20 hours a week).

Other Desired Qualifications:
 Demonstrated experience/expertise in:

  • Federal and state regulations governing grants administration and fund accounting
  • Results-oriented management and accountability (ROMA) or comparable system
  • Coalition or learning coordination/facilitation
  • Community Action

 Excellent oral, written, and group communication skills.
 Excellent interpersonal skills and high ethical standards.
 Sensitivity to diverse cultures, races, and low-income family situations.
 Ability to think creatively and be a key contributor to Partnership goals.
 ROMA certification.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle,
or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must
occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance
vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions:
 The noise level in the regular work environment is usually moderate.
 The ability to travel for activities such as meetings, classes, and workshops in and out of the area.
 Must be able to travel by air to attend training, conferences, project sites, and related activities.
 Regular overnight, out of state travel is required approximately 10% of the time