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Internships and Fellowships

Art + Media | Washington, DC | Internship

Job Description

One Common Unity (OCU) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that breaks cycles of violence and builds compassionate, healthy communities through the transformative power of music, arts, and peace education. Our distinctive, holistic approach to youth development provides a strong foundation for disadvantaged youth in Washington, D.C. to succeed academically and professionally, reach their personal goals, and live healthy, productive lives. OCU emphasizes the importance of social-emotional learning, social justice, and artistic expression in changing communities for the better and empowers youth participants to take leadership roles in doing so.

We are seeking Spring 2021 (January-May) Interns and Fellows in the following areas:

  • Programming – The program intern provides support and assistance to the Program Associate on all activities related to the Fly By Light program. Duties include logistical support such as coordinating weekend field trips and special events, maintaining the database on participants and their parents, student and parent outreach, coordinating document collection from students, and other projects assigned by the Program Associate.

  • Operations and Communications – This internship will work alongside the Operations Manager and Managing Director to provide leadership in an administrative and financial capacity. In addition, the Operations and Communications Intern will provide and post content to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and engage in industry best-practice for social media content.

  • Film and Media – The Film and Media Intern will assist in capturing the stories and the voices of our young people. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic, unique, and innovative emotional literacy, arts-based social justice organization, providing leadership on the organization’s marketing, communications and PR needs.

  • Development – The Development intern will focus on non-profit development, grant-writing and fundraising. This opportunity requires 15-20 hours per week and it is important (but not mandatory) that the fellow has had some experience in this chosen field of focus.

  • Clinical Social Work  – The Clinical Social Work internship is open to undergraduates studying social work, counseling, psychiatry, sociology or a related field, and will work closely alongside OCU’s Clinical Director to provide program assistance to clinical staff, perform administrative duties, update and file paperwork, conduct program research and evaluation, and other tasks as needed.

Hours vary per internship/fellowship, but we expect the winter internship to run from mid-January through mid-May, with the option to continue working with us over the summer. One Common Unity is registered to provide academic credit through all major universities in Washington, D.C. Interns and fellows receive a stipend.