April 22, 2009

We Need You: Intern with Bread for the City

Seeking a Development and Communications Intern

Description: As an intern at Bread for the City, the successful candidate will help give shape to an innovative communications platform through which we will tell critical stories about the dynamics of poverty, social service, 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. We can assist with coordination of academic credit for students.


  • 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.

  • Engage with nascent Bread for the City network on Facebook.
  • Twitter, even.

  • Other tasks as assigned by development staff.

Requirements: Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate and work with a wide variety of people. Working knowledge of media, both mainstream and online. Helpful but not required: experience with photography and/or journalism, HTML-literacy, proficiency in Spanish, and an ear for stories. Willingness to take direction and also to work independently; confidence, flexibility, and, above all, a commitment to social justice.

Interested people should contact Greg Bloom at gbloom [AT] breadforthecity [dot] org with a cover letter, writing samples, and links to and comments about a couple of Beyond Bread posts that you really like.

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