Students currently enrolled in undergraduate programs are encouraged to apply for a rewarding, hands-on, summer internship with Catholic Charities! With a wide range of placements, our interns develop professionally and personally while enjoying a meaningful work experience.

In 2023, we offer remote and in-person opportunities. Interns will serve 20 to 32 hours a week for 10 weeks. Typically these hours take place between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday; however, some programs require evening or weekend hours and interns have the flexibility to organize their schedule with their supervisors.  

Interns are offered professional development workshops and networking opportunities with Catholic Charities staff and other interns throughout the summer. Interns are also welcome to participate in volunteer events and give help that empowers and hope that lasts. Catholic Charities internships are unpaid.

Learn more about the different summer internship placements below. Spots are limited, so the sooner you apply the better!

Internship Timeline

  • Apply by March 26, 2023
  • Interviews start early March, 2023
  • Selections occur in early April, 2023
  • Serve from May 30 – August 11, 2023

Internship Opportunities

Major or Focus: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing

The Communications and Marketing Summer Intern will assist the Communications team as it develops and designs a new website. The intern will help migrate content to a new website and create new content. The intern will develop ideas for storytelling, write and publish blog posts, and assist with the quarterly newsletter. The intern also will get experience social media posts. The intern will learn and develop skills related to digital storytelling, communications, copyright laws, as well as the procedures governed by Catholic Charities’ Communications department.

Characteristics of successful applicants for this summer internship placement:

  • Experience with website management (WordPress, preferably) and writing for the web
  • Ability to identify and tell stories
  • Strong writing skills
  • Time management

Location: Remote with two in-person days (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 924 G St NW, Washington, DC

Majors or Focus: Candidates interested in working with children or people with disabilities 

The Community Companions Summer Intern will conduct surveys of parents, organize meetings between parents and staff, and recommend creative ways to engage parents in program activities. The intern will also work with children to set and achieve individual learning goals, help monitor students during recreational activities, and support the staff with administrative projects. Interns will have the opportunity to gain facilitation and leadership experience, learn more about early childhood, and work with students with developmental disabilities. 

Characteristics of successful candidates:

  • Must speak and read English
  • Patient and energetic
  • Enthusiastic to work with children with disabilities
  • Interest in early childhood education
  • Able to sit or stand while working with students  
  • Excited to follow directions and willing to learn on the job  
  • Experience working with children or people with developmental disabilities  
  • Spanish-speaking skills helpful but not required

Location: In-person at 1010 Grandin Ave, Rockville, MD 20851 with some remote days possible

Majors: Pre-Dental 

The Dental Service intern will shadow dentist with patients, help set up trays, and create dental education material. The intern will learn basic dental practices, as well as healthcare integration and chairside manners. Applicants should possess the following skills: 

  • Bilingual English/Spanish 
  • Some knowledge of dentistry 
  • Customer service 
  • Computer literate 

This opportunity is in person at one of our 3 dental clinics in D.C. and Maryland:

Majors or Focus: Junior or senior undergraduate students with an interest in communications, non-profit management, marketing; any liberal arts major  

The Development Summer Intern will conduct research on prospective donors, grant sources, social media tactics, update stewardship and marketing materials for donors and foundations, update donor records in the Raiser’s Edge database, contribute to planning and attend at least one special event for donors as support staff, and make thank you calls to donors. The Development Team Summer Intern will participate in a high-functioning team, participate in a multifaceted and sophisticated development program, witness the beneficial impact of philanthropy on mission and donors, observe the donor life cycle and develop foundational skills that will be welcomed by any future employer. 

Characteristics of successful candidates:

  • Confident
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Eagerness to be part of a high-functioning team
  • Extremely detail oriented and very organized 
  • Strong written and oral communicator 
  • Very strong collaborator: ask questions, follow direction, offer and receive feedback 
  • Strong research skills: analytical, critical thinking  

Location: Mostly remote, optional in-person days at 924 G St NW, Washington, DC

Majors or Focus: Social Work, English, Communications, History, Philosophy, Liberal Arts

The ESOL Summer Intern will prepare for and teach a 5-week English for Speakers of Other Languages course for adult learners. Interns will research and compile additional course teaching materials for ESOL teachers to use year-round, help recruit and register new students for the courses, and maintain the data on student attendance and participation. Interns will have the opportunity to learn how to develop a curriculum, teach a class, and grow their understanding of nonprofit management.


Characteristics of successful candidates:

  • Willingness to learn
  • Interest in teaching adults 
  • Fluent in English
  • Access to a computer and cell phone  

Location:  Virtual OR St. Martin of Tours  (201 South Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877)

Majors or Focus: Nursing, Public Health, or related fields

The Summer Intern for the Quality Assurance team will fill an administrative role on the team to ensure the completion of several key projects.  The intern will create a dashboard in SharePoint that includes the most relevant metrics from the programs for analysis and consultation purposes. The intern will learn how to work with multidisciplinary teams, develop procedures, and analyze data. 

Characteristics of successful candidates:

  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Experience in data analytics
  • Knowledge in data tracking and SharePoint 365
  • Willingness to learn

Location: Remote

Majors or Focus: Open to any who would like to learn more about volunteer management and engagement

The intern for the Volunteer Engagement Office will assist with the planning and execution of volunteer projects and other special events, conduct a research project, communicate with potential and current volunteers, and help manage the volunteer database. Through this experience the intern will learn the basics of volunteer management, how to organize a project, and how to collaborate with team members across the agency.

Characteristics of successful candidates:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player
  • Previous experience working with databases a plus, but not required
  • Attention to detail
  • Public speaking

Location: mostly remote, optional Wednesdays in the office @ 924 G St NW Washington DC (near the Gallery Place and Metro Center stations)