Non-Legal Internships

Non-Legal Internships:

Our non-legal internships help our organization continue to grow across a variety of our departments including our Operations team, Language Access Program team, Grants team, Communications team, Development team, and Volunteer/Intern Program team all based at our downtown DC administrative office. We also recruit for internships with our Social Services team, which are offered at all three of our office locations (DC, MD, VA).

Regarding the general recruitment for our non-legal internships, it is especially important to note any specific internship qualifications/requirements in their listings below. We are open to receiving applications from undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates and encourage dedicated, well-qualified individuals to apply for their internship/s of choice.

All Ayuda interns are expected to have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, basic computer literacy and understanding of Microsoft Office suite, be able to work well independently and as part of a team, maintain initiative and responsibility, and be based in the DMV region with the ability to report to their assigned office multiple times a month.

For all our non-legal internships, we extend preference to bilingual applicants (especially those with Spanish fluency) with some listings like our social services internship requiring and vetting during interviews.

About Ayuda’s Internship Program

How To Apply

To apply, please submit all applications via e-mail to [email protected]. To ensure that your application reaches the right team, please indicate your interest in the subject line. For example: “Operations Internship” or “Grants Internship”.

 Applications must include a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please describe your interest in the specific internship applying to, your desired start and end dates, availability during the week, and your preference for office location if applicable (as needed for our Social Services Internship). Your application will not be reviewed if you do not follow the instructions below.

 No phone calls or inquiries regarding application status please. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, and positions remain open until filled. Applicants will be notified if they are invited to interview or at the completion of our recruitment cycle to inform of such.

Development - Fundraising & Events

Our Development intern works with Ayuda’s Development team to support fundraising work that underpins all of the different departments and programs at Ayuda.

The development intern will help with donor database management, conduct prospect research, track data and runs reports, assist in event planning, and supporting the partnership with our Board and Advisory Council.

This is a great opportunity for a current undergraduate or graduate student interested in nonprofit management to gain familiarity and experience in fundraising, development, and event planning.

Spring 2023 internship cohort has completed recruitment

Summer 2023 internship cohort will publish our listings and begin recruitment in early April. Please check back at a later date for specific internship offerings, office locations, and capacities

Grants

Grants interns will work with the Grants Department to assist with prospect identification, research, proposal submission, document organization, and database management. This is a great opportunity for a current undergraduate or graduate student interested in nonprofit management to gain familiarity and experience in fundraising, development, and grant writing.

Spring 2023 internship cohort has completed recruitment

Summer 2023 internship cohort will publish our listings and begin recruitment in early April. Please check back at a later date for specific internship offerings, office locations, and capacities

Operations

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 about the Human Resources world. It’s a great opportunity for someone who is interested in how a non-profit is organized and run.

Spring 2023 internship cohort has completed recruitment

Summer 2023 internship cohort will publish our listings and begin recruitment in early April. Please check back at a later date for specific internship offerings, office locations, and capacities

Volunteer & Internship Program

Our Volunteer & Internship Program intern will support the management of both programs and the individuals involved. The individual completing this internship will receive a broad understanding of the ins and outs of nonprofit operations as the work required will touch all Ayuda departments. Assistance will include, but is not limited to, correspondence with volunteers and interns, updating of opportunity descriptions and management of public listings, internal information tracking and management, in-kind donation management, in-person leadership of opportunities and engagements, completion of supporting research, design of internal and external marketing/promotional updates, and administrative support as needed.

We are looking for 1 individual to join our team for our summer 2023 cohort. While mostly based out of our DC office, individual will need to be able to travel to MD and VA offices at least one a month if not more

To be considered, please submit applications by May 8th, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Socials Services

Social Services Internship: Ayuda’s Social Service internship is designed for a student/volunteer who is interested in social work, psychology, vulnerable populations, and community advocacy. The internship provides opportunities to learn about immigrant experiences and trauma; and practice cultural humility, critical thinking, direct practice with individuals and families, collaborating with other organizations, and program planning. The Social Service intern will have the opportunity to work with the Social Service team in implementing Ayuda’s programs, and assisting case managers, and social workers who aid and support clients.

*Spanish Fluency required for this internship*.

*Offered at all three of our DC, MD, VA offices, please note office specific capacity for cohorts below.

Spring 2023 internship cohort has completed recruitment

Summer 2023 internship cohort will publish our listings and begin recruitment in early April. Please check back at a later date for specific internship offerings, office locations, and capacities

Language Access Program

Our Language Access intern joins our 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.

Spring 2023 internship cohort has completed recruitment

Summer 2023 internship cohort will publish our listings and begin recruitment in early April. Please check back at a later date for specific internship offerings, office locations, and capacities

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