Internship Opportunities

A Wider Circle accepts interns from a wide variety of fields including social sciences, health, communications, and business.  Throughout the year, we train and provide ongoing support to you as you work in your particular area, which is chosen according to your specific interests and talents.  Whether helping local families pick out beds and dressers, providing managerial support, or creating a flyer for a fundraiser, interns are crucial to the work here.

Our main requirement for interns is a passion to serve people and a belief that your work can make a difference in the lives of others.  All internships are unpaid and students of any level can choose from a wide range of internship areas, including:

Sam and clients Sam, a Client Relations intern, connects
with clients choosing furniture at our
Center for Community Service.

a wider circle internOne of our Neighbor-to-Neighbor interns,
Elee, helps a friend at a fundraiser.

A Wider Circle intern stretching with childrenTaiba, A Wider Circle intern, leads an
after-school program at a local
elementary school.

Client Relations
Assist individuals and families as they come to A Wider Circle to select basic need items and receive other services here.

Help plan, develop, and implement educational programming for adults, ranging from job skills and financial management to stress management and nutrition.

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program
Work with a team of guys to help with the collection and distribution of furniture and basic need items to families across the region.

Public Housing Wellness Program
Help manage a wellness and lifestyle program for low-income seniors and disabled individuals in Northwest Washington DC.

Management & Strategic Planning
Assist the management team with day-to-day managerial responsibilities, to include marketing and general administrative efforts.  Gain experience in non-profit management while helping to guide the operations of the organization.

Well Mother, Well Baby Program
Develop and facilitate programs for low-income teen mothers, covering such topics as stress management, lactation and delivery, nutrition, financial planning, and parenting skills.

Research and Writing
Conduct research on poverty issues, prepare reports on findings, and develop methods for sharing these findings with the public.

Community Outreach
Help connect the community to A Wider Circle's mission through public speaking, writing, and creative design methods that clearly and effectively communicate the issues and promote ways that individuals and groups can engage in the effort.


To apply for any of the above internships, email a resume and cover letter to Please include your dates of availability and areas of interest in your cover letter.

If you have any questions, call us at 301-608-3504 or email us at