August 26, 2009

We need an intern!

Hey readers: you know how great it would be to intern here, right? Please help us spread the word.


Bread for the City provides comprehensive assistance to Washington DC’s poorest residents – including food, medical care, legal counsel and social services. Through our blog and other social media, we communicate about our work – about the problems of poverty, and its potential solutions – on a daily basis. We are looking for a sharp young consumer/producer of new media for an exciting internship. This is a great opportunity to learn about non-profit communications, new media, social justice advocacy, and a wide range of urban policy matters.
Internships should average 10 hours a week for at least four months.


  • 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.
  • Ditto Twitter.
  • Engage with nascent Bread for the City network on Facebook.
  • Other tasks as assigned by development staff.

Characteristics and skills:
Must possess strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate and work with a wide variety of people. Working knowledge of media – both mainstream and social. Plusses include: experience with photography, video, and/or journalism, HTML-literacy, proficiency in Spanish, an ear for stories. 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.

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.

1 comment:

Ben said...

Good luck with this Greg! I put the announcement out on the city's literacy listserv.