Street Sense offers a limited number of internships for students interested in getting their hands dirty on the front lines combating homelessness and poverty in our nation’s capital with a small non-profit organization. We offer two types of internships: an editorial/journalism internship and a graphic design internship. Both programs last for one college semester.
Editorial interns cover news around D.C. and the suburbs, from attending hearings at City Hall to visiting homeless shelters to interviewing local celebrities. They help edit and proofread stories, take photos, update our website and assist with paper layout. As a Street Sense editorial intern, you have the opportunity to leave a real mark with your work.
You may also specialize within this position and work as a photo-journalism intern. The position is relatively similar, but you will focus more on telling the story through your images and caption information, occasionally with an additional writing component. You will also coordinate with other interns and volunteers to collaborate on articles, adding strong visual support. Editing your photos for press is also a responsibility accompanying the position.
Editorial interns receive 1-1 mentorship with a Society of Professional Journalists member of the D.C. Pro Chapter when beginning their position.
Graphic Design Interns:
Street Sense is looking for a dynamic graphic designer to drive our visual communications. You will be called upon for key projects, such as an annual report, materials for our year-end celebration, and expanding our online presence. You will be asked to adhere to brand standards while simultaneously strategizing to reach a broader audience and continue to develop our aesthetic.
Internship applications are accepted per semester. Deadlines are as follows:
Spring Semester: November 15th
Summer Semester: March 30th
Fall Semester: August 1st