Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Summer Internship Helping End Poverty with A Wider Circle

As the summer approaches, we want to again share that internship opportunities are available at A Wider Circle. We are in the unique position of offering both direct service and behind-the-scenes internships to qualified students. We are looking for students who are passionate and committed and would like to be part of a movement to end poverty.

A Wider Circle was founded in 2001 to provide services to the most vulnerable children and adults in our nation’s capital region.  The average family size of those we serve is 3.5 and the average annual income – from all sources – is $12,500.  We serve the neediest of the needy.  We have big goals for being a force in the movement to end poverty.

Since our founding, A Wider Circle has helped families on the journey out of poverty through the provision of basic need items, job skills training and, most recently, wraparound support. Last year, we furnished the homes of more than 4,400 families. We also are involved in multiple initiatives to build community and a movement to end poverty. 

A Wider Circle is a grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that hires 10-15 unpaid interns each semester to work out of our Center for Community Service in Silver Spring. Interns are truly the lifeblood of our organization. In addition to direct service and education internships, there are business, marketing, research, and strategic planning internships available. We request that interns commit to working at least 15 hours per week. Students interested in our internships may contact us at intern@awidercircle.org for information or simply send a resume and cover letter to that address. 

Internships are also listed on our website www.awidercircle.org.

If you have any questions about internship opportunities with us or about our work in general, please contact me any time at 301-608-3504 or at this email address.
Anne Thompson, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, A Wider Circle
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