We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2019 internship positions.

Spring 2019 Internship Description

The DC Collaborative believes that the arts and humanities—inclusive of music, visual arts, media arts, theater, dance, and literary arts—are central to the education of every student. A community-based partnership organization, now more than 100 members strong, the DC Collaborative works to promote quality arts and humanities education for all DC public and public charter schools. Working with our partners, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as Arts and Humanities for Every Student and Professional Development initiatives.

Interns are involved in providing clerical and logistical support to DC Collaborative staff, as pertaining to our programmatic, communications, membership, and developmental needs, as well as working to support the daily activities necessary to manage a small non-profit.  Internships can be specialized in the following areas or any combination thereof:


  • Conduct preliminary research on funding leads and contribute to prospective outreach list
  • Generate solicitations and donor correspondence on behalf of the DC Collaborative
  • Maintain electronic archives of development correspondence and activities
  • Assist with grant writing and respond to requests for proposals
  • Assist in preparing reports for funders; includes gathering and submission of financial information and budgets
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Assist with responding to requests for information, ensuring accurate and timely communications
  • Research, design, compose, edit and proofread materials
  • Assist with creation of e-newsletter, press releases and other online communications
  • Responsible for taking, editing and distributing meeting notes
  • Conduct research on arts, humanities, and education related trends. Distribute articles and information related to DC Collaborative areas of interest on various media platforms
  • Develop content for our Story Bank Blog
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Assist with online registration and database maintenance for the Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) field-trip program
  • Design, edit and proof online feature pages for each cultural institution participant in the AHFES program
  • Process and document Partnership Agreements, MOU’s (Memorandum of Understanding) and other materials
  • Coordinate with teachers and organization contacts to ensure timely/ accurate reminders, updates, and communications regarding field-trips/ professional development workshops
  • Compile and analyze program and survey reports; Synthesize information to complete statistical briefings for DC Collaborative programs
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Coordinate communication between the DC Collaborative’s base of membership organizations
  • Help draft and edit our monthly newsletter
  • Help schedule and organize our quarterly Members Meeting, topic sessions and other workshops/ networking events
  • Support the work of our membership committee
  • Assist with data collection, analysis and database maintenance for our Collective Impact Initiative
  • Identify potential organizational partnerships and send prospective member communications
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to focusin an open office setting
  • Ability to work on multiple and concurrent projects
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, G-suite and Adobe Creative Suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior internship experience in a non-profit setting
  • Prior experience with DC Public and Public Charter Schools
  • Working knowledge of HTML or website applications


Please submit a resume, cover letter and brief writing sample to jobs@dccollaborative.org indicating "Spring 2019 Internship Application" in the subject line of your email.

Status: Intern/Volunteer part-time
Hours: Monday-Friday; 10-25 hours per week; flexible schedule
Compensation: Unpaid

The DC Collaborative is an E.O.E. and operates in accordance with Section 504 of the Civil Rights Handbook, Civil Rights Office, National Endowment for the Arts.

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Mailing: 975 F Street, NW
Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467

The DC Collaborative is a FY18 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.