Administrative Internships

Standing with Immigrants Event Postponed Until May 2021

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with heavy hearts that we have decided to cancel our annual spring signature event, Standing with Immigrants, scheduled for May 5, 2020. We will be rescheduling the event for May 2021.

While we were looking forward to gathering with you to celebrate the accomplishments of our incredible pro bono and community partners, the safety, security and well-being our staff, volunteers, and supporters are our top priority.

For those who haven’t yet committed or bought tickets, you can still make a fully tax-deductible donation to Ayuda! The CARES Act has generous new tax benefits for charitable donations. All donations enable Ayuda to continue our critical work to support low-income immigrants in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

From the Ayuda family to yours, we send you strength during these trying times.

Administrative Internships:

Administrative interns help maintain and grow Ayuda’s administrative teams, including the Intake Specialists in our three client-facing offices, the Operations team based in our downtown admin office, the Language Access team in our admin office, and the Development team also based in our admin office. Dedicated, well-qualified undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for our administrative internships, as well as non-students and graduate students.

Administrative Interns are hired to work in the summer, fall and spring season. To be considered for the summer internship season, applications should be submitted by April 30th. For the fall season, applications should be submitted by August 31st. For the spring season, applications should be submitted by November 30th.

Internship periods fall approximately alongside undergraduate semester dates. Summer internships run from the beginning of June until the beginning of August.

Ayuda offers three internship positions with the Intake Specialist team (one based in each office), one internship with the Operations team, one internship with the Development team and one internship with the Language Access team each season.

Please see the descriptions below:

How to Apply:

For your application to be considered, please follow the requirements below.

Please submit all applications via e-mail to To ensure that your application reaches the right team, please indicate your interest in the subject line. For example: “Intake Specialist Internship”, “Operations Internship” or “Development Internship”.

Applications must include a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please describe your interest in the internship, and please specify your desired start and end dates, availability during the week, and your preference for program and office location if interested in multiple programs.

No phone calls please.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and positions remain open until filled.

Operations Intern

Our Operations intern partners with our Ops team at our downtown DC office on the business operations of the organization. Our Ops internship is an opportunity to delve into how the organization is run on the business side. Day to day, that means helping with internal communications, working with Ops on technology and systems improvement projects, gaining office management skills, and joining the team on hiring of new staff while learning aboutthe Human Resources world. It’s a great opportunity for someone who is interested in how a non-profit is organized and run. Both full- and part-time intern candidates are encouraged to apply.

Development Intern

Our Development intern works with Ayuda’s Development team to support fundraising and communication work that underpins all of the different departments and programs at Ayuda. Day to day, the Development intern helps with donor database management, researches into new and current grants and foundations, tracks data and runs reports, creates content and posts to social media, assists in event planning and supporting the partnership with our Board and Advisory Council. It’s a great opportunity to work up-close with fundraising and external communications. Full- and part-time candidates are encouraged to apply.

Language Access Intern

Our Language Access intern joins our Language team in our downtown Washington, DC office and assists in conducting research on language access resources, communicating with the DC metropolitan area bilingual community on interpreter training opportunities, organizing social and networking events for interpreters and maintaining the Language Access Program’s online presence, program outreach, administrative tasks such as data entry and filing, and other tasks as assigned by program staff.

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