Program Administration Internship with a Progressive Nonprofit in D.C.

Learning & Engagement · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Learning & Engagement
Employment Type Intern
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $15 an hour for 20-25 hours a week

Are you a graduate student or recent graduate looking to build skills in community engagement and event planning through a PAID internship?


The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) in Washington, D.C. is looking for a Program Administration Intern who can help the organization’s small but high-performing team promote philanthropy that is accountable, effective and responsive to the needs of underserved communities. The intern will play a crucial role in supporting two core initiatives: Power Moves and the Movement Investment Project. The internship will last from October 2020 through September 2021.

This internship is a wonderful opportunity for hands-on experience in program administration and evaluation with a national nonprofit. You’ll practice creating high-quality materials for presentations, coordinating event logistics with sector leaders, capturing learning from high-touch engagement strategies, and building support for grassroots movements. You’ll get a chance to learn more about and interact with progressive nonprofits and grantmakers across the country that are engaged in the daily fight for a more equitable society and learn how to engage them to act on common goals.

If you’re committed to social justice issues such as reproductive access, gendered violence and the pro-immigrant movement interested in learning more about this sector and building transferable skills for future work at a nonprofit or philanthropic institution, please read more below.


We’d love to meet you to find out more about you and your awesome skills, and to see if our small organization and high-performing, diverse team and culture is a good match for you. 

Major Responsibilities:

• Create and update PowerPoint presentation slides and drafting content
• Organize and catalogue planning documents and records
• Support logistics, including scheduling with partners and featured speakers
• Draft content for mass emails
• Support programming evaluation such as feedback surveys and indicator tracking spreadsheets

• Manage Salesforce interactions and campaigns with funders, consultants, nonprofits, and other philanthropy-serving organizations,
• Coordinate scheduling of calls and meetings, internally and externally
• Write in-house blog posts and help coordinate communications with guest authors
• Support project learning and reflection activities, including analysis of engagement data
• Contribute to notetaking and provision of updates in team and staff meetings
• Draft social media posts in response to current issues and events
• Tracking foundations’ responses on various issues
• Other duties as assigned


Core Competencies:
• A strong commitment to equity and social justice
• Familiarity with community outreach and grassroots organizing
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Detail oriented with capacity to creatively research and synthesize information in a clear and concise manner
• Ability to work independently, with strong organization and time-management skills and comfort with priority changes
• Ability to troubleshoot and take initiative in solving problems

• Ability to compile and ship handouts and materials for events
• Microsoft Office proficient, especially Excel and PowerPoint
• Working knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM databases
• Working knowledge of Zoom or similar webinar platforms


COVID-19 Considerations:
This position will be remote given current circumstances, until safety improves. Support will be provided as necessary to make this feasible for the selected candidate. NCRP is closely following social distancing guidelines in place for the DMV area.

Hours and Salary: This position is a 30-hour per week internship and will be supervised by the Senior Movement Engagement Associate.  Paid at a rate of $15 per hour.


Application Process: Send a cover letter, a resume and a one-page writing sample via email to with “Program Administration Internship” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received. The internship will last from October 2020 through September 2021.


NCRP is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. 


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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Learning & Engagement
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $15 an hour for 20-25 hours a week