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Community Outreach and Programs Internship

Development & Community | Hybrid in Washington , DC | Internship

Job Description

Community Outreach & Programs Internship

National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC, is currently seeking an intern to assist the Business Development & Sponsorship team.

Company Description The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship through year-round programs, events, and educational initiatives that enhance our environment, showcase arts and culture, and build community spirit.

Job Description The Development & Community Programs intern will contribute to community-based programmatic development of various National Cherry Blossom Festival activities, including City in Bloom, Cherry Picks restaurant program, Hotel Program, Tree Plantings, and other projects as assigned. Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with City in Bloom, Cherry Picks, and Hotel Program initiatives including execution of program, research, outreach, distribution of collateral and supporting materials
  • Assist with community events by attending events with Community Partnerships Manager
  • Assist with the execution of Tree Planting program and attend plantings with Community Partnerships Manager
  • General event/program planning
  • General administrative support
  • Database management

Time Requirements

  • August/September through early December 2023 with opportunities to extend through May 2024 for the 2024 Festival
  • Between 20-25 hours per week between 9:00AM and 5:00PM (hours and schedule to be determined in consultation with the Community Partnerships Team)
  • Attendance and participation onsite at Festival events; some nights and weekends during the Festival
  • While some of the functions can be performed remotely, intern candidate must be available to meet and work from the NCBF office located in downtown DC


  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university or college as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Tech Savvy – knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Slack and
  • Detail oriented and organized with the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work with a variety of people and build teamwork
  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information
  • Effective in-person and remote communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills


National Cherry Blossom Festival internships are unpaid, but college credit may be offered, dependent upon the educational institution’s guidelines and requirements. Monthly transportation stipend is available for interns who work at least 10 hours per week