Internship Opportunity

Advocacy Intern


This internship program will enable the selected candidate to obtain first-hand experience in the world of advocacy. The intern will have the opportunity to job shadow our advocate and ultimately, with limited supervision, take on clients of their own. Through this process, the intern will learn key advocacy skills including client intake, management, and billing. The intern will also gain first-hand experience with government programs on both the federal and state level.

The internship, which will take place over the course of 10-weeks during the summer, will allow the intern to job shadow the current Advocate and eventually assume, with limited supervision, their own case load. This is great opportunity for a person who is interested in client-based advocacy.

Throughout the internship, the intern will have access to brown bag lunches and networking events with guests that will be brought in by the Arc as well as staff. The intern will also receive periodic evaluations from the Advocate that will help the intern address their own weaknesses and reinforce their strengths.

The internship is unpaid and applicants are encouraged to seek funding through their home institution.

The Arc is conveniently located just outside of Washington, DC and within walking distance of the Metro.



·        Enrolled in a degree granting program at an accredited college/university.

·        Demonstrated commitment to social justice

·        Demonstrated interest in helping disadvantaged populations.

·        Self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision.

·        Experience with client interaction a plus.


37.5 hours per week





2755 Hartland Rd. Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22043
United States

You can apply by sending your resume and cover letter to Christopher Chavis at The application deadline is January 26th. The internship will take place during the summer of 2018 but the start date is flexible, depending on the needs of the selected candidate.


Please send a resume and cover letter to