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Intern, Innovation

Alexandria, VA

Relocation expenses: Not paid


Published on 5 Dec 2018

Expires on 5 Dec 2018

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Intern, Innovation


This is a paid internship opportunity with great perks such as free on-site parking. The internship position is part of an initiative by the Diversity & Inclusion department to recruit skilled interns with diverse backgrounds to enhance the United Way’s ability to communicate and problem-solve effectively with communities across the globe. Share your unique perspectives and experiences to advance our mission. Interns will be provided with regular professional development and leadership workshops to prepare you for your career. 


United Way Worldwide opposes discrimination of any form as evident in our Diversity and Inclusion Statement of Principle. For more information, read our statement and download the report.



The Innovation team at United Way Worldwide is seeking an intern to assist in projects related to communications, marketing, and content creation. This intern will work closely with the Senior Director of Innovation to complete marketing and communications tasks on an ongoing basis.


This internship will run from January 21, 2019 to April 26, 2019.



  • Work with the Innovation and Marketing teams to enhance digital assets and web presence including web design, social media, blog posts, video, and more.
  • Create and update marketing materials such as presentations, product sheets and partner reports.
  • Copyediting for various communications related to Innovation.
  • Assist with other projects as needed.



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Knowledge of marketing and communications practices and social media. 

  • Experience in journalism, digital marketing strategies, graphic design, marketing, and/or computer science a plus.

  • Organized, creative, and analytical thinking skills.

  • Quick-learner, with a can-do attitude.

  • Comfortable working daily with a computer to complete work.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, and proven ability to learn other software and technology.

  • Ability to multi-task.  Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team.   Must be flexible and comfortable in a fast-paced environment.



Applications will be accepted through November 28, 2018. You may apply for this internship position by visiting If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Gibson, Project Manager, Diversity & Inclusion Department at, or 703.836.7100 ext. 459.


United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. As the largest private nonprofit in the world, United Way’s work effects over 1,800 communities around the globe. We specialize in forming community-led solutions to the world’s toughest problems. Learn more at

United Way Worldwide seeks diverse, qualified professionals who want to make a difference in the world. If you are passionate about your work and desire to help others achieve enhanced education, income, and health, United Way Worldwide is the place for you.

United Way Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please e-mail or call 703-836-7100, ext. 324 and provide the nature of your request and your contact information.

We are a charter member of Employers of National Service and encourage AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni to apply.


Thank you for your interest in employment with United Way Worldwide. You will be contacted if your qualifications are a good match and you are selected for an interview.