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Intern, Volunteer Engagement

You believe in a culture of inclusive excellence and value the differences that make us each unique. You are professional and kind; curious and passionate about your work and studies; seek a stimulating and rewarding internship; and, sincere in your desire to help others. Join our internship program and gain valuable learning and working experience at a leading nonprofit organization.  
United Way brings people, organizations, and communities together around a common cause, a common vision, and a common path forward. In many communities, we're the only nonprofit building up the cornerstones of education, financial stability and health—and the only nonprofit bringing people together from all walks of life to be a part of local solutions. We're engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories, where people are powering big ideas and big action by donating, volunteering and speaking out through United Way.  
United Way Worldwide is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Our culture is People First—we take it seriously and, because of that, we take good care of people. We encourage growth and upward mobility—and want you to succeed in a diverse, inclusive, and ethical workplace. Take action, join our Internship—apply now. 
Interns at United Way Worldwide gain valuable learning and working experience at a leading nonprofit organization. Our goal is to make every intern who works with us feel included, valuable, and productive. In addition to the hands-on experience you’ll receive working at the largest nonprofit in the world, you will be provided with weekly professional development workshops.  
The internship opportunities are open to current students of a college program, or within 2 years of graduating. Applicants must be eligible to work within the United States and have all documentation at the time of their application, including a Social Security Number.  
The Volunteer and Employee Engagement team at United Way Worldwide is seeking an intern to assist in coordinating corporate volunteer engagement opportunities as well as developing various resources and tools to be used by United Ways across the network. 
  • Collect and organize both corporate and international research findings related to volunteerism.  
  • Work with the Volunteer and Employee Engagement team on corporate engagement opportunities (i.e., proposal development, volunteer project research, supporting Global Results Framework) 
  • Research volunteer project ideas and develop a library of examples to be utilized across the United Way network 
  • Assist with United Way events (i.e., Strategic Volunteer Engagement Summit and Day of Action) 
  • Write Impact Reports 
  • Review notes for Write a Note project 
  • Assist with UWO page edits 
  • Assist with other projects as needed 
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofing skills 
  • Requires organizational and research skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Quick learner, with a can-do attitude 
  • Comfortable working daily with a computer to complete work 
  • Strong teamwork skills to see a project to completion 
  • Weekly professional development workshops provided onsite 
  • Chance to meet and work with top nonprofit experts in the country 
  • Completely remote internship experience 
This internship takes place 100% remote for the Spring 2021 semester. 
Spring 2021 Internships will take place from January 18 – April 16. 
United Way Worldwide seeks diverse, qualified professionals who want to make a difference in the world. We are an equal opportunity employer and recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, marital status, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics, in accordance with applicable laws. 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 703-683-7860 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. 
We take the broadest possible view of diversity.  
We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are. 
We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. 
We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems. 
We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work. 
We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities. 
Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community. 
Thank you for your interest in an internship opportunity with United Way Worldwide. You will be contacted if your qualifications are a good match and you are selected for an interview.