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Capital Area Food Bank


It is an exciting time at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) as we continue to undertake our mission. We know that creating long-term solutions to food security requires more than meals. It requires education, training, and collaboration. We are seeking people with strong ideas and a passion to come together to address the complex interrelated issues of food security, poverty, and equity. We are expanding in multiple ways: providing food for today and addressing the root causes of hunger by partnering with organizations that provide critical services like job training programs, health care and education. Food has the power to transform lives and move everyone forward. Find out how on our website at Let us discuss how food is at the center of everyone’s healthy life!

Wage Per Hour: $17
Schedule: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Days Per week: 5
Location & Type: Washington, DC (hybrid remote/in-person)

Responsibilities and Duties

Capital Area Food Bank works with more than 400 nonprofit partners throughout Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia to create more equitable food access in our region. The community outreach interns will conduct analyses of the food insecurity landscape throughout the region to identify communities where additional programs and resources can be implemented to meet the diverse needs of our neighbors. Interns will subsequently conduct research and outreach to prospective community partners and prepare a report to make recommendations about how our existing partner network can be leveraged or expanded, and where new partners could be engaged.

Additionally,this role will support completion of mandatory site reviews for our sites operating the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in DC, MD, and VA. Responsibilities include maintaining completion of visits in line with the master summer site review schedule, uploading completed site review documents by our prescribed timeline, completing site rubrics reflecting each site’s compliance, and enforcing compliance and providing technical assistance to partner sites during the visit.

Qualifications and Skills

Experience using Microsoft programs, analytical and critical thinking, clear written and verbal communication.

Preferred Majors: Policy, Nonprofit Management, Data Science and Analytics, Public Health, Nutrition

Preferred Degrees: Bachelor’s

College Level: Sophomore, Junior, Senior


• Flexible, hybrid schedule
• Networking and professional development opportunities as part of TNPA’s Leading EDGE internship program

NOTE:  Applicants will be contacted by TNPA and/or the employer. Please, no follow-up phone calls or direct contact with the employer on application status.

About Leading EDGE

This internship is posted by The Nonprofit Alliance’s Leading EDGE Internship Program. This program aims to elevate the visibility of college-age job candidates, particularly those in underrepresented and first-generation student populations, within the employer job market; and enable first job placements that can lead to a career path in the social good sector, including roles in marketing & fundraising, finance, policy, data management & analysis, and other fields.

We invite all students to learn more and help us create a thriving nonprofit sector that has the support, resources, and influence to make the world a better place. Visit for more information.

The nonprofit sector’s ability to change the world is not possible without diversity and inclusion. The Nonprofit Alliance promotes equal opportunity by following EEOC regulations and EEO laws that apply to each part of our organization and taking actions to promote fairness and diversity as part of our equal employment opportunity policy. The Nonprofit Alliance does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotions, transfers, discipline, training, and distribution of benefits. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants and employees who need them for medical or religious reasons, as required by law.

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