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Communications & Development Intern



Job Description:

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of DC (CASA DC), a 501(c)(3) organization, seeks a Communications & Development Intern to support our Chief of Staff in diverse communications. Though the emphasis of this position will be on social media, this role will also support the drafting of various communications and assist with development activities, such as grants. This is     a fantastic opportunity for a non-profit management, communications, marketing, or development student, or anyone seeking greater       insight into the non-profit field.


Why get involved with CASA DC? Help us to support court-involved youth in the District of Columbia. We recruit, train, and supervise community-based volunteers to support DC’s foster youth and juvenile justice-impacted youth. Our volunteers form mentor-like relationships with youth, assist youth with goal accomplishment, and advocate for their best interests in Court. With the help of CASA volunteers, we seek to help mitigate the impact of childhood trauma and help systems-impacted youth thrive.


Sample Responsibilities:



  • Create social media posts to generate excitement and engagement with the organization

  • Support drafting ‘Bi-Weekly Scoop’ Newsletters and Blog Entries for CASA DC website

  • Produce flyers, infographics, and other visual mediums

  • Additional projects, where requested



  • Assist with outreach to potential funders

  • Search for, screen, and identify potential grant opportunities

  • Place and organize grant opportunities in database for the Chief of Staff

  • Use preexisting templates to support drafting basic grant applications and LOIs


Intern Requirements:

  • Current student in, or graduate of, a degree program in non-profit management, fundraising, development, marketing, or writing;

  • Passion, creativity, and experience posting across social media platforms 

  • Digital graphics skills, using platforms such as Canva and/or Campaign Monitor

  • Excellent written communication skills;

  • Strong organizational skills;

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and/or Google Suite;

  • Ability to work independently in a remote setting

Contact Allison Kahn-Pauli at  for additional information regarding this opportunity.


                *This is an unpaid remote internship position with flexible hours. School credit may be available.*

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Preparing Youth for Adulthood (PYA) Program Assistant


Job Summary:

The Program Assistant will provide support and assist in the implementation and growth of the Preparing Youth for Adulthood (PYA) Program. They will provide support to the PYA Program Manager working on projects and offer administrative support by processing program referrals, answering emails, and providing supervision to youth, and booking speakers for workshop events. The PYA Program Assistant may perform research, create training documents, and data entry tasks along with other jobs assigned by the PYA Program Manager. 



  • Assist in managing PYA program email for referrals and workshop events.

  • Ensure new referrals are matched in a timely manner and update match on Salesforce.

  • Assist in researching articles for trends and best practices for supporting older youth population.

  • Assist in performing data entry task for program evaluation and effectiveness.

  • Assist in conducting Quarterly, Biannual, and End of Year surveys with Volunteers.

  • Assist in identifying resources for youth and families and to add to the transitioning youth guide.

  • Accompany Program Manager at committee meetings and take notes during meetings.

  • Host or coordinate workshops targeting key areas for transitioning youth.

  • Track and monitor legislation locally and nationally related to foster youth with a focus on transitioning aged youth.

  • Track the program training and in-service training of volunteers monthly.

  • Assist in managing five PYA cases.

  • Attend hearings as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate


Education & Experience:

  • A minimum of 1 year in college or currently in college

  • 1-year related experience preferred

  • At least 1-year of related experience working with the older youth population


Additional Information:

  • Minimum of 10 hours per week

  • This opportunity is an unpaid internship

Contact Ashley Strange at for additional information regarding this opportunity.

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CASA DC’s T.H.R.I.V.E Program Intern




Inspired by the Strengthening Families model, CASA DC’s THRIVE program aims to provide our D.C. families impacted by parental substance abuse with support and resources necessary to build protective factors, repair damaged bonds, promote healthy child development, and strengthen the family dynamic. 


The THRIVE Program Intern will assist the THRIVE Program Manager with administrative and programmatic duties. The position will offer opportunities to develop office and professional skills, while providing experience in a non-profit and business environment. The Intern will report directly to the THRIVE Program Manager and will play an integral role in the development and implementation of this new expansion program.  



  • Full time undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate student (Degree focus: social work, youth development, family welfare, or child psychology) 

  • Demonstrated aptitude and experience in computer skills including use and understanding of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Google G Suite Apps.

  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment. 

  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to communicate clearly with various personnel to share/ gather information. 

  • Effective time management skills to meet deadlines on multiple tasks, projects and priorities. 

  • Professional and positive attitude.



  • Conduct research and create support materials pertaining to academic, wellness (health & nutrition), and family bonding resources.

  • Under staff supervision, generate reports on key program data and achievement metrics.

  • Under staff supervision, enter and update records in Salesforce database.

  • Support Program Manager with outreach correspondence to external stakeholders and potential partners (email or call). 

  • Support Program Manager during outreach presentations (community/internal/external stakeholders).

  • Present project information at the culmination of the internship to communicate research, findings, analysis and any recommendations for future impact.



  • Maintain a high level of professionalism in the (virtual) workplace

  • Follow a consistent, regular working schedule of at least 12-15 hours a week (20 hours if in the summer) *I am unaware of the work hours commitment for CASA DC interns*

  • Meet with Program Manager weekly to discuss action items for the week and assignment/project progress. 

  • Complete projects and tasks in a timely manner

Contact James Fleming at  for additional information regarding this opportunity.

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EMPOWER Program Assistant


Job Description 

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) in the EMPOWER Program receive specialized training that covers human trafficking and sex crimes. These CASAs play a crucial role on the team by not only providing specialized advocacy, but also empowering their youth so that they will not let their trauma define them. The program also seeks to establish structural empowerment. Both CASAs and program staff also empower their team, so that the momentum in seeking justice is not compromised.


Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist Program Manager with facilitation of program training when needed

  • Assist in the development and facilitation of trauma-informed workshops for youth 

  • Assist in the coordination of events and activities for EMPOWER 

  • Assist in researching additional funding opportunities for program development 

  • Assist in promoting public awareness of EMPOWER in the community 

  • Assist in researching additional opportunities for the professional development of the EMPOWER CASAs

  • Provide general support in program development as necessary 


Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Minimum graduate degree required in law, criminal justice, social work, psychology, or a related field

  • Understanding/prior professional experience with child abuse and neglect, families in crisis, human trafficking, sexual abuse, or sexual assault

  • Experience working with youth in some capacity 

  • Demonstrated ability to build community relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to build trust with youth who have been traumatized

  • Experience managing conflict and facilitating change

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, sound judgment, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively both internally and externally

  • Ability to work well under pressure with deadlines and be skilled in prioritizing responsibilities

  • Strong and effective communication skills

  • Willingness to travel as necessary


Preferred Skills

  • Experience working with court-involved youth and/or youth in group homes, residential treatment facilities, or detention centers

  • Personal experience as a survivor strongly welcomed   

Contact Ha' Leigh Warden at for additional information regarding this opportunity.