Internships

826 National is growing, and we need your help! Based in San Francisco, the 826 National office is looking for creative, hardworking individuals seeking meaningful internships in the nonprofit world. If this describes you and you have an interest in fundraising, marketing, editing, event planning, research, program evaluation, or business administration, then this is the place for you.

At 826 National, our interns are an important part of our team, helping to support staff with national initiatives that keep our seven tutoring and writing centers running. On any given day you may find yourself doing a number of different projects, from writing text for the newsletter to helping coordinate a nationwide fundraising campaign, helping to plan one of our 101 Seminars or editing student work and website content. Interns help us prepare and run all of our events, and you might even find yourself designing a product or modeling 826 snuggies and other swag. Internships are unpaid and require a commitment of at least 15 hours per week and at least 12-16 weeks.

We have three internship seasons.

Fall Spring Summer
September – December

Apply before September 1st to make the first round of interviews.

January – May

Apply before December 1st to make the first round of interviews.

June – August

Apply before May 1st to make the first round of interviews.

Up for the challenge? Great! We’d love to hear from you!

We are currently hiring for several different intern positions. While all our interns and staff members often work together, each intern position will focus on a different aspect of our organization. Check out each one and see which position interests you. For inquiries about the internship program, contact Daniel Cesca: daniel@826national.org.

Development Intern
This position is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to nonprofit fundraising — from foundation grants, to corporate sponsorships, to individual donations — for youth and arts education organizations.

General Intern
This position is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in getting a survey of all areas of nonprofit work including: event planning, development, social media, publishing, education research, and more.

Programs Intern
This position is an excellent opportunity for those interested in learning about how a national organization works to support the growth of its volunteer base and promote the development of its staff and programs.

Research & Evaluation Intern
This position is an excellent opportunity for those interested in learning how a national organization performs program evaluation and design, develops evaluation metrics, and uses findings to understand organizational impact and generate additional support.

Salesforce Intern
This position is a great opportunity for those interested in gaining Salesforce skills and learning how the platform is used to support fundraising and volunteer retention at a national organization.

Social Media & Communications Intern
This position is a great opportunity for those interested in developing their marketing skills, and learning how a national nonprofit utilizes social media to support its mission, promote its chapters and events, and advocate for its students across the country.

Internships at 826 Chapters

Want to interact with students and see how 826 works on the ground level? Look no further than the many internship opportunities offered at each of our seven chapters. Positions vary by city, but focus areas are as wide-ranging as Volunteer Outreach, Educational Programming, Publishing, and Graphic Design. Find out more at their respective sites: 826 Boston, 826CHI, 826DC, 826LA, 826michigan, 826NYC, and 826 Valencia.