America’s Promise Alliance is the nation’s largest partnership organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth by raising awareness, supporting communities, and engaging in nonpartisan advocacy. Through our Grad Nation campaign, we harness the collective power of our partner network to mobilize Americans to end the high school dropout crisis and prepare young people for college and the 21st century workforce. Building on the legacy of our Founding Chairman General Colin Powell, the Alliance believes the success of our young people is grounded in the Five Promises — caring adults; safe places; a healthy start; an effective education; and opportunities to help others.
Internship Positions Available
Internship opportunities vary throughout the year.
Internship Program Overview
Intern Associates bring all of their interests and life experiences to bear on their work on behalf of Grad Nation and the Five Promises. Each day they conduct research, hold interviews, and attend meetings and presentations with partners, and they use their newfound knowledge to contribute to reports, websites, and bulletins highlighting the Alliance’s work. While each intern has a different focus, each is able to make an important contribution to the Alliance’s mission. Paired with a content-specific supportive staff person, each intern associate works towards substantive goals to aid the organizational mission.
General requirements for Intern Associates:
- Interest in and knowledge of education and other youth issues
- Excellent writing and research skills
- Ability to work in an office environment
Interns are expected to work between 20 and 40 hours a week during an 8 to 12 week internship period. Internships are offered during the Summer, Fall, and Winter/Spring semesters. Interns may receive academic credit if an agreement is made between the Human Resources Department and the interns’ college or university.
Candidates must submit a resume and cover letter. Some internship positions require additional application items, such as a writing sample.