Fall Internships - Semester Undergraduate/Gap Year Internships with Catholic Charities of DC

Intern for a Semester with Catholic Charities


Catholic Charities hosts undergraduate student interns during the fall and spring semesters in placements throughout the organization.  You are welcome to apply for a semester internship placement with Catholic Charities, if one of these describes you:

  • an undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program at a local college or university
  • an undergraduate participating in a “semester in Washington” program
  • are taking a pre- or post-baccalaureate gap year
  • are enrolled in a program of clerical formation and development


If you are looking for a graduate level and/or clinically supervised internship placement, please see information about those placements here.


for Fall Semester Placements:

Apply by August 15th

Serve from early-September thru mid-December


for Spring Semester Placements:

Apply by December 1

Serve mid-January – mid-May



Interns will develop a broadly applicable work skills in a professional, non-profit setting and are expected to work a regular weekly schedule to accumulate the hours of experience required by your program, typically 30 hours a week. Internships at Catholic Charities are unpaid and may be one or more of following central services and program service areas*:


  • Social Service Delivery and Case Management
  • Volunteer & Community Engagement
  • Communications
  • Development
  • Parish Partners
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Community Organizing/Outreach
  • Logistics and Warehouse Management
  • Quality Improvement / Quality Assurance (public health focused)
  • Professional Development

Desired Skills, Experience & Characteristics:

  1. Must be at least 18 years old
  2. Able to work in a hybrid environment: both remotely and in-person
  3. Familiar with Microsoft O365 suite of applications: Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint and TEAMS
  4. Be a strong oral and written communicator
  5. Have strong research and analytical skills
  6. Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including boosters


Benefits of Internship:

  • Insight into non-profit management, social service delivery, and the characteristics and needs of people accessing services
  • Experience producing high quality work in a professional environment, receiving feedback on work and products and processes, collaborating with seasoned professionals from diverse backgrounds
  • Receiving routine supervision focused on your professional development
  • Sense of belonging and participation in a mission-driven organization
  • Opportunities to combine behind the scenes and front-line work to make an impact
  • Opportunities to initiate and execute meaningful projects
  • Opportunities to work in bilingual settings with native speakers or several languages
  • Specific experiences, skills, and references to add to your resume


Time Commitment:

  • Typically, 30 hours a week for undergrads and pre- post-bac gap years
  • Typically, 12-15 weeks / semester
  • Regular weekly schedule developed with your placement supervisor with hours logged in the volunteer system



  • Hybrid combination of remote and onsite
  • Typically, internship placements are in DC (Gallery Place, Columbia Heights, Brookland) or Montgomery County (Wheaton, Gaithersburg) or Charles County (Waldorf)
  • Placements may be at any of Catholic Charities ~30 locations in DC and Maryland


Next Steps:

  • Apply to serve in this role 
  • If you see the green Fill in an application button to the right, click it and follow the prompts to submit your application
  • Complete your application: scroll down to the “schedule” heading and click the “+Sign Up” button



Contact us at voluneer@CC-DC.org

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Thursday, September 01, 2022 and Thursday, June 01, 2023