A coat rack that interns sign before leaving the Street Sense program.

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: a non-profit management program and an editorial/journalism internship. Both programs last for one college semester.

Editorial Interns:

Editorial interns cover news around D.C. and the suburbs, from going to 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.

Graphic Design Interns:

Street Sense is looking for a dynamic graphic designer to drive our visual communications this summer. You will be called upon for key projects, such as an annual report, materials for our upcoming 10th anniversary gala, 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.

Interested? Please send a resume, three to five work samples and a letter explaining your interest in Street Sense to Eric Falquero at ericf@streetsense.org with “Intern” in the subject line.


Internship applications are accepted per semester. Deadlines are as follows:

Spring Semester: November 15th

Summer Semester: March 15th

Fall Semester: August 1st