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Summer Intern

Woodberry Associates is seeking paid interns to join our dynamic team of public and government affairs professionals. WA’s internship program is designed to provide participants with a professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work and the opportunity for career exploration and development.  

The key objective of the program is to help prepare participants to be successful in the workplace – to help develop core competencies that employers consistently indicate they seek in new hires.

Based in Washington, DC, Woodberry Associates specializes in nonprofit and coalition management and stakeholder engagement in the fields of health care and education policy. Our team is creative, collaborative and committed to exceeding our clients’ expectations.  

Title: Paid Intern                               

Location: Washington, DC 

Learning Outcomes 

Participants will:  

  • Develop effective work habits, including time management, organizational skills, and personal accountability. 
  • Improve communication and analytical skills. 
  • Build interpersonal skills which will enable you to form professional relationships and work within a team structure. 
  • Support selected client divisions in the day-to-day management of nonprofit and patient advocacy organizations and other clients 
  • Learn how to research, distill, and communicate on health care policy topics  
  • Be guided in the development of external communications, email marketing and social media content  
  • Develop a clearer understanding of your career interests. 

Your Skills  

  • Interest in honing written and verbal communication skills  
  • Ability to stay on task and prioritize projects 
  • Adaptability to meet changing priorities  
  • Sense of initiative, looking for opportunities to innovate and improve  
  • Willingness to learn and incorporate feedback  

Program Structure 

WA hosts interns each Fall, Spring, and Summer for approximately 12 weeks each semester. Positions are paid at the rate of $17 per hour. Dates and hours are flexible, though semester interns are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per week. Summer interns are full-time. Positions are in person in our Washington, DC office.


Applicants must be enrolled at a college or university and be at least a rising junior.

How You Apply  

Interested candidates should email their resume to and include “WA Summer Intern” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but must be submitted by March 15, 2024.