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ONE DC seeks dynamic & creative fall interns

ONE DC is seeking creative and dynamic individuals with a genuine interest in getting on-the-ground experience with community organizing around economic & racial justice issues, as well as a strong desire to learn, grow, and contribute to social change and community-building campaigns.

We are currently seeking interns to support our on-going campaigns and administrative work.

Organizing Intern Responsibilities

  • Help recruit and develop relationships with ONE DC members by conducting outreach via phone banking, one-on-one visits, and neighborhood door-knocking throughout the District.
  • Help develop leadership capacity of ONE DC members
  • Research economic and racial justice issues and legislation related to the Black Workers’ Center, Right to Income, Right to Housing, or People's Platform campaigns.
  • Attend staff meetings and strategizing sessions
  • Assist with facilitation and planning of ONE DC organizational and campaign events and popular education workshops
  • Track organizing and outreach efforts through data entry into Nation Builder contact database.
  • Help develop and/or edit outreach materials such as flyers, email blasts, and social media posts

Administrative Intern Responsibilities

  • Update ONE DC database (Nation Builder) to track membership, donations, and attendance at events.
    • Import spreadsheets from events and campaign meetings
    • Apply appropriate tags for individuals and organizations based on campaign interest, location, method of signup, email list, etc.
    • Merge duplicate memberships
    • Enter donation & paid membership information
  • Assist with communications through social media, email blasts, and website updates
    • Help edit email blasts and monthly e-newsletter
    • Edit & publish website, Facebook, Twitter posts
  • Attend ONE DC staff meetings and take notes or facilitate as needed
  • Attend & help facilitate ONE DC events & campaign meetings as needed
  • Assist with outreach for organizing, meetings, and events
    • Phone banking
    • Outreach Days


  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in direct, grassroots organizing, base building, and membership development.
  • Strong computer and internet research skills
  • Ability to build unity and motivate others to action
  • Self-motivated
  • Skilled at working as a part of a team
  • Flexible hours and ability to work some evenings & weekends.

Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Washington, DC issues and organizations
  • Spanish or Amharic language proficiency a plus
  • Knowledge of social justice issues surrounding race, class, gender, & sexuality.
  • High level of empathy, curiosity, and autonomy
  • Eye for detail
  • Desire to deepen a political analysis and learn about the history of social movements
  • A reflective professional practice and active commitment to self-critique
  • Willingness to engage in honest, constructive, mindful, and compassionate reciprocal critique of work with teams and other staff
  • Knowledge of Nation Builder a plus

Intern Outcomes

  • Develop organizing skills and learn about methods, strategies, and challenges
  • Learn ONE DC history and organizing strategy
  • Learn DC organizing history and present economic and racial issues faced by DC residents, such as displacement and unemployment, and current movements to effect change
  • Develop communication skills
  • Learn about DC housing and employment policy issues and other community organizations in DC
  • Gain Nation Builder skills

Additional Details

  • Approximately 10-15 hours per week in office and in the community. Ability to work some evenings and weekends for campaign events, meetings, and outreach as needed.
  • We cannot provide stipends at this time, but will work with your school, university, or program to provide course credit or verify community service hours.
  • Native Washingtonians and/or DC residents given strong preference.
  • People of color, women, LGBTQ and bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • To apply, please email [email protected] with resume and cover letter.


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