Young People For


Young People For (YP4) is a progressive leadership development program focused on identifying, engaging, and empowering the next generation of progressive leaders. YP4 is dedicated to identifying young campus and community leaders, engaging them, and supporting them with the skills and resources they need to create change. Together, People For and YP4 are building a long-term network of emerging leaders committed to protecting our nation's fundamental rights and freedoms.


  • Youth Empowerment

Internship description: 

  • Support the Young People For team at local, state, regional, and national conferences and events.
  • Support in the continual post communication and updates from the Regional Trainings.
  • Research current youth leadership programs, college activism, and leadership development curriculum.
  • Conduct research on social issues as they affect young people and the fellowship class on the local, state, regional, and national level.
  • Support the Young People For team to plan and execute the annual National Summit.
  • Contribute to the YP4 Blog, social media, and special projects, as interested
  • Assist Fellowship staff members with day-to-day communication with Fellows as needed.
  • Perform administrative support and duties as needed

Internship skills needed: 

  • Experience with grassroots, political, student or youth organizing and/or leadership development.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment; must be well organized, detail-oriented and able to effectively manage competing priorities and frequent deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work effectively with a variety of people.
  • Excellent written communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently, with supervision, and as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with MS Office applications; experience with online communities and interest in web-based tools to advance progressive causes.
  • Familiarity with the progressive community, and a commitment to the issues that Young People For Fellows and alumni work on: Campus Diversity, Voting Rights, Comprehensive Violence Reduction, Courts Matter, Criminal Justice Reform, Disability Rights, Economic Justice, Education, Environmental Conservation and Justice, Healthcare, Immigration, LGBTQ Rights, Money in Elections/Corporate Accountability, Native American Issues, Traditions, and Empowerment, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights


  • Washington, DC

How to find us: 

Washington DC; One block from orange and blue line

Work hours: 

9am-6pm (M-F)

Dress code: 

Business Casual

Office building accessibility: 


How many people work at the organization: 

45 staff members

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 


Internship dates: