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Autism Speaks Summer Intern

Internship Responsibilities

Provide a hands-on internship opportunity to a student located in the Washington, DC areas(remote)interested in exploring a career in nonprofits. They will learn about fundraising development, participant outreach, event development, logistics, and corporate communication, working closely with the Autism Speaks National Capital Area field development team. This is a 10–12-week program, and students must be eligible for academic credit. Currently, our interns will work remotely but will be in constant communication with the Field team and volunteers.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The intern will receive training in all areas, and responsibilities will include:

• Providing support to the National Capital Area’s two major fundraising walks, the 5K, • Recruiting past walk participants via phone and email

• Drafting and distributing media releases

• Updating chapter records and spreadsheets

• Assisting with donor letters

• Providing customer service to event participants

• Researching prospects for sponsorship and teams

QUALIFICATIONS: Student interns must receive academic credit (i.e., graduate or undergraduate) sponsored by an accredited institution or require experience for a certification for a college degree.


CORE COMPETENCIES: • Building Collaborative Relationships • Professional Behavior • Results-Driven • Customer Orientation • Flexibility You are responsible for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all Autism Speaks data and information to which you have access.

Autism Speaks is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive workplace. We recruit, evaluate, employ, and promote candidates without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender identity or expression, protected veteran or military status, disability, or another legally protected status. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for job openings. Reasonable accommodations will be provided. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Skill Set Required

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: • Strong organizational skills, follow-up, and attention to detail • Curious and inquisitive, with a willingness to learn about fundraising, event management, and donor outreach • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with a team • Good communication skills, both oral and written • Strong interpersonal skills/customer service skills • Proficient in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook • Demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness, and problem-solving skills

CORE COMPETENCIES: • Building Collaborative Relationships • Professional Behavior • Results-Driven • Customer Orientation • Flexibility

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Marketing and Communications, Social Media

Internship Location

Remote, MD


Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug)
Year: 2022
Hours per week: 20 or more hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: No

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: June 23, 2022
Required Documentation: Resume
Application Instructions Please send to and follow up with a call to 443-699-8717


1990 K Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20006

About autism speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.