January 6, 2009

Internship opportunity: Come work for us!

Bread for the City's Development office is looking for some quality intern-type people to do Really Important Work with considerable personal benefits to both resume and psyche. Please read below and pass this along to your young whippersnapper friends.

Development and Communications Intern

Description: As an intern at Bread for the City, the successful candidate will help shape an innovative communications platform through which we will tell critical stories about the dynamics of poverty, public policy, and Washington DC. This is a great opportunity to learn about non-profit communications, new media, social justice advocacy, and a wide range of urban policy matters.


• Daily analysis of major and local newspapers, blogs, and select magazines.
• Work with BFC staff and volunteers to identify clients and community members with compelling stories to tell. Conduct interviews of BFC staff, clients and community members in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Transcribe interviews and compose for publication.
• Write posts for Bread for the City’s “Beyond Bread” blog. Outreach to local blogs.
• Mild to moderate Facebooking.
• Other tasks as assigned by development staff.

Characteristics and skills:

Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate and work with a wide variety of people are a must, as well as a working knowledge of media – both mainstream and online. Experience with photography and/or journalism, HTML-literacy, proficiency in Spanish, and an ear for stories are all helpful but not required. The position requires excellent communication skills; willingness to take direction and also to work independently; confidence, flexibility, and, above all, a commitment to social justice.

About Bread for the City:

Bread for the City is a nonprofit organization that provides free, comprehensive services to low-income residents of Washington, DC. Our services include food and clothing distribution, medical care, legal and social services.

Thanks to the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and the contributions of thousands in the community, Bread for the City helps more than 10,000 people each month.

Credit: We will support your initiative to receive college credit for this internship.

Please send cover letter, resume, and two examples of recent work to: Greg Bloom, gbloom{at}breadforthecity{dot}org. Fax (202) 386-7618

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