Internship Opportunities 

Who is HumanitiesDC?

The HumanitiesDC (HDC) is an independent, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment of the Humanities. It is one of 56 such councils found in every state and territory in the country. HDC offers grants to organizations and individuals for humanities projects aimed at enriching the lives of the people of Washington, DC. Additionally, HDC conducts Humanities programs and events throughout the District. The organization holds a substantial archive of projects produced throughout its 30 years of grantmaking and programming which are being digitized and distributed online.

What we offer:

The HDC has six internship positions available to DC area students. The start and end dates are rolling to best accommodate the varied schedules throughout the year. Interns at the HDC will learn how a small, cultural non-profit runs, as they assist with day-to-day administrative tasks, but they will also be assigned specific projects, and will likely see more overall responsibility than they would in a typical internship. Past students have helped plan and implement our biennial World House Symposium, developed a geolocation tool plotting our grant-making activity over the last 30 years on a Google Map, assisted with our annual youth leadership program, Soul of the City, and developed a series of our popular “Humanitini” events.  The HDC is a small organization with an ambitious schedule, and there are always excellent learning and resumé-building opportunities for our interns.

Unpaid Internships:

Our unpaid internships are available throughout the year to students currently enrolled in a full time undergraduate or graduate program. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Stephanie Scott – to apply.

SOTC Intern – Looking for 2 Interns

The intern will assist the Programs and Marketing Manager and the Soul of the City Lead Facilitator/Scholar with on and off site program planning, administration, and coordination. The duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate workshops, discussions and field trips
  • Provide guidance program participants with their assigned tasks
  • Coach participants to exude positive and healthy behaviors
  • Track and compile attendance, time and weekly progress reports
  • Manage a small group of program participants
  • other related duties as assigned

How to Apply:

  • Send a cover letter and resumé to Stephanie Scott at Be sure to indicate your preferred start and end dates, and which days of the week you will be available.

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