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Spring 2023 Internship

The Congressional Hunger Center is seeking three interns to support our Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program, our development team, and our learning & program development team during the Spring 2023 semester. Interns must be based in the D.C. area.

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program Intern
  • Support the Emerson Program team with program organization and administration.
  • Program Organization and administration 
  • Assist with implementing the Policy Cohort Learning Event for the 29th class of Emerson Fellows, which takes place in mid-February 2023; assist in facilitating the event virtually or in-person.
  • Assist in facilitating and implementing 29th class virtual presentations; provide technical assistance with Zoom.
  • Prepare for onboarding the 30th class of Emerson Fellows –organize and create documents and templates.
  • Support the preparation of the 29th class of Emerson Fellows’ food security curriculum work; work with the Hunger Center’s Learning Manager to facilitate that process.
  • Support off-boarding of the 29th class fellows, including preparing and editing surveys for receiving post-fellowship plans and creating experience and exit interview surveys.
  • Assist with preparing outreach materials and resources in order to engage with organizations that work on combatting hunger and poverty in Native/Indigenous communities.
Program Improvement
  • Enter historical program data into Salesforce.
  • Draft internship learning goals.
Development Intern
The development intern will assist the Director of Development with various fundraising efforts for our fellowships and programs. The intern will be expected to work 15 hours a week and must be available to work in person on Tuesdays at our office at 200 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001. 
Duties will include:
  • Researching and compiling donor profiles on prospective funders, including foundations and corporations.
  • Assisting in the planning of the Hunger Leadership Awards, the Hunger Center’s premier corporate fundraising event.
  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of various small-hosted fundraisers in conjunction with the Hunger Center’s 30th anniversary.
  • Draft internship learning goals.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
Learning & Program Development Intern
The learning & program development intern will support special projects and events across programs that create learning opportunities for fellows and external audiences, with a focus on:
  • Aiding in the transfer of content from our current learning management system (LMS) to long term storage.
  • Updating our learning database with historical data.
  • Curating current articles, infographics and/or videos about food insecurity, statistics on poverty and the safety net, and best practices for use in online curricula.
  • Research prospective partners to share info about Zero Hunger Academy and our online seminars.
  • Draft internship learning goals.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
Other tasks may be assigned based on program need and intern interest. While not a requirement, applicants with event (virtual, hybrid, or in-person) management and planning experience and/or event evaluation experience (survey creation and data collection) are encouraged. Interns will give two brownbag presentations, one at the beginning and one at the end of their internship, to introduce themselves and to reflect on their work at the Congressional Hunger Center, respectively.


Internships with the Congressional Hunger Center are designed to align the talents of our interns with the needs of the organization. To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled in college, community college, or a graduate program, or have graduated from one of the above programs no earlier than December 1, 2022. Once an assignment is confirmed, an internship plan will be created. College credit may be available.
Please note that the Hunger Center currently operates using a hybrid-work model. Therefore, applicants should be based in the Washington, D.C., area and be able to visit the Hunger Center office. Specific schedules will be determined based on organizational COVID guidance, supervisor need, and intern availability.
Specific start and end dates and weekly schedule can be flexible to accommodate your course schedule, but all interns are expected to complete no less than 125 hours over 10-14 weeks between the months of January and May. A stipend of up to $1,750.00 will be provided to each intern, payable at the start and end of the internship.