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There are no full or part-time positions open at this time.


Consultant/Contractor RFPs and Announcements:

Program Consultant – Oral History

The consultant will be responsible for promoting a city-wide community oral history initiative, especially recruiting potential applicants for an oral history-specific grants program to be launched in Spring 2017. After the recruitment phase, the consultant will work with the selected grantees to ensure the success of their projects.


  • Frequently attending community meetings and scheduling individual appointments to promote the availability of oral history grants.
  • Organizing new community meetings specifically about neighborhood oral history projects.
  • Monitoring the progress of selected grantees; providing advice, encouragement, and access to training in best practices.
  • Work as part a team of public humanities professionals guiding the development of the overall DC community oral history initiative.

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Paid Internships:

There are no paid internships available at this time.

Unpaid Internships:
Our unpaid internships are available throughout the year to students currently enrolled in a full time undergraduate or graduate program. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Stephanie Scott at hr[at]wdchumanities[dot]org to apply.

Digital Collections/Public History Intern –

The incumbent will be responsible for digitizing and organizing resources related to Washington, DC history and culture. Item types include: documentary films; neighborhood history projects; walking tour brochures; oral history recordings; digital humanities projects; and image collections. Specific tasks include:

  • Digitizing media and other artifacts
  • Drafting accession records in Omeka
  • Conducting research on individual items
  • Publicizing the collection by writing for the Humanities Council’s blog

Development Intern –

In addition to general administrative tasks, the Development intern will be responsible for helping plan and implement a special event fundraiser, researching prospective donors, and assisting with our advocacy campaign.

  • Conducting research on prospective donors, and helping to write targeted asks
  • Calling vendors and helping coordinate logistics for fundraising events
  • Attending advocacy campaigns at the local and federal level, and contacting other HCWDC constituents to testify before lawmakers
  • Copy writing and editing
  • Helping prepare the organization’s annual report.

Grants Management Intern –

In addition to general administrative tasks, the Grants Intern will be responsible for database management, event planning, promotional material design and event management.

  • Answering basic questions about grants process to potential applicants
  • Editing application materials
  • Preparing for grant assistance workshops
  • Entering grant data into database
  • Planning and coordinating grant ceremonies

This position is an ideal way for someone interested in learning the grantmaking process from the inside, and becoming familiar with various Washington, DC arts and humanities organizations.

Advocacy Intern


Humanities Council volunteers take on a wide variety of responsibilities including: event support and registration, guerrilla marketing campaigns, database entry, program facilitation, research and scholarly assistance, and office administration. If you are interested in donating your time and expertise to support the humanities, please contact Diane Griffin, Director of Development at jcollier[at]wdchumanities[dot]org.

Board Nominations:

Board nominations are currently closed.


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