Summer Internship Program
Work at FCNL’s office in Washington, DC throughout June and July to advance our witness for peace on Capitol Hill. FCNL offers several paid summer internships that provide a broad introduction to federal policy, grassroots organizing, and nonprofit management.
Participants should arrive expecting to engage in a variety of tasks. Past summer intern projects have included:
- Researching and consolidating information about members of Congress
- Delivering letters to Hill offices
- Assembling mailings to donors
- Greeting visitors in FCNL’s reception area and giving tours of FCNL’s LEED-certified green building
- Creating an alumni/ae directory of past participants of FCNL’s young adult programs
- Drafting action alerts
- Phone banking for FCNL events
- Conducting a comprehensive survey of Quaker meetings
- Coordinating a letter to the editor campaign
- Working with FCNL’s constituent database
Interns are also encouraged to seek out and attend forums at think tanks, congressional briefings, coalition meetings, and other networking events (about 1 or 2 each week).
A completed application will include:
- An application form.
- Resume (including education, work, extracurricular, and volunteer experience).
- One letter of recommendation from a reference. Letters are due on the day that applications are due, March 29, 2019. No exceptions will be made for late letters. Letters should be send to [email protected]
Applications are due on March 29, 2019.
FCNL offers a stipend of $3600 for the eight week internship. We encourage those who are students to first apply for stipends or grants that might be available to them through their schools. Interns are expected to follow the FCNL work week which is M-F from 9-5:30 pm every day with an hour break for lunch. Teleworking is not an option; interns must report to the FCNL office in person. Participants are expected to wear professional or business casual dress while in the office. The internship program begins with orientation on June 3, and the program runs through July 26. Orientation is required.
FCNL provides support for public transit expenses and interns are provided with a workspace and a computer.
In addition to working closely with a professional staff member at FCNL, interns will have opportunities to participate in lobbying, organizing and policy events.
FCNL does not offer housing for this opportunity; participants are responsible for finding their own. Some past participants have been able to secure housing through their university and some have stayed with relatives or friends in the area. For information on lower cost housing options, please refer to the Washington Peace Center Housing Resource list.