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Internship Placement Opportunities

Please note that this website will be regularly updated with internship opportunities from our esteemed partners and friends of CKA.

We encourage you to check back frequently for the latest updates and new opportunities!

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Washington, D.C.

  • Little Lights Urban Ministries
    • Location: 760 7th St., SE Washington, DC 20003
    • Position: Summer Camp Counselor
    • Overview: Little Lights Urban Ministries provides holistic ministry and services to underserved children and families living in southeast Washington, D.C. Little Lights offers a five week summer camp called Summer Lights. The three weeks prior to the start of camp includes camp preparation and training. Interns will serve in the role of a Camp Counselor.
    • Responsibilities: Camp Counselors will lead students in academic and enrichment activities such as tutoring, coding, cooking, science, arts and crafts, and outdoor recreation. Camp Counselors also help lead field trips such as swimming and visiting museums. Field trips can be with other camp counselors and students or an individual counselor leading a small group of students. Camp Counselors will also help lead social emotional learning and character building sessions. Camp Counselors will be working closely with students ages 4 to 14. Little Lights also has a High School Program, Camp Counselors may also do academic support and enrichment activities with these students as well. Summer Lights is normally held from the last week in June through the first week of August. Preparation and training happens throughout June. During camp, the schedule is usually Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm.
    • Qualifications: Passion for working with children from underserved communities, comfort level working in underserved communities, enthusiastic and positive attitude, excellent communication skills, ability to learn and enforce the camp's safety and operating rules, high school diploma or equivalent, previous experience working with children preferred, must pass background screenings, open to participating in games, sports, and physical activities including water-based games and activities, able to spend time outdoors and tolerate a variety of weather conditions.
    • How to Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Mary Park, Deputy Director, Little Lights at
    • Application Deadline: Friday, March 1st, 2024
    • Overview: The House Democratic Caucus is currently seeking candidates for paid internships for the 2024 Summer term. Internships are full-time and in-person in our Washington, DC office. Current college students and recent graduates are welcome to apply.

      The internship will offer students and young professionals invaluable experience supporting Members and staff of the House Democratic Caucus. Interns contribute to the daily operations of the office and are expected to act in a dependable and professional manner at all times. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, work efficiently under pressure and manage multiple projects at one time. The internships include some physical tasks like lifting and pushing carts as part of event setup and logistical responsibilities. Responsibilities will include:

      - Press Intern: Drafting press releases and other written materials, maintaining press lists, and assisting with press events and other Caucus events and meetings. Spanish fluency is a plus.
      - Digital Intern: Drafting digital copy for the Caucus official social media channels, collaborating on creative graphic and video content, and assisting with press conferences and other Caucus events and meetings. 
      - Operations Intern: Greeting guests, answering phones, monitoring and responding to the Caucus email inbox, assisting with Caucus Meetings and events, supporting office operations, attending briefings and drafting memos, and various day-to-day office tasks.

      The House Democratic Caucus is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, military status, parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other factor or basis prohibited by applicable federal law. Applicants with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or hiring processes are encouraged to request an accommodation at any time during those processes.
    • How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit an application through this form and upload a resume, cover letter and one-paged writing sample. Digital applicants may submit 1-2 digital samples.

    • Application Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2024

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New York City

  • NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Overview: The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) helps unlock economic potential and create economic security for all New Yorkers by connecting New Yorkers to good jobs, creating stronger businesses, and building a fairer economy in neighborhoods across the five boroughs.
    • Responsibilities: The Intern will be placed in one of the following divisions following an interview/discovery of their interests and skill sets: Executive Office (which includes, among others, Strategic Initiatives and Intergovernmental Affairs), Neighborhood Development, Business Services, Workforce Development, Financial Opportunity.
      • Sample JD below: The Intern will sit in the Executive Office and will support the Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives to advance the agency's multi-pronged strategy. Responsibilities will include managing the research and analysis for key prospects, collaborating with the MD on engagement strategy, and working closely with programmatic divisions (Business Services, Workforce Development, Neighborhood Development, Economic and Financial Opportunity), administrative units, and leadership across other projects such as Black Entrepreneurs NYC and Cannabis NYC to design and implement partnerships. In executing these responsibilities, the Intern will obtain a comprehensive orientation to the landscape of small business, community development, and workforce development in New York City. The Intern will have additional opportunities to shape their SBS experience through communication with their supervisor on professional development.
    • Qualifications: The ideal candidate is analytical, detail-oriented, and has an interest in stakeholder engagement with an interest in local economic development and urban policy. Desired skillsets include: • Writing and communication skills • Ability to work under pressure, quick turnaround time on important projects • Analytical and research skills • Stakeholder management • Community outreach
    • How to Apply: Email Priscilla Kwak, Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives, at
    • Application Deadline: N/A
    • Additional Info: The internship is an unpaid, in-person opportunity to be hosted at our offices (1 Liberty Plaza, New York, NY 10006).