Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence (Co-sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute)

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored. This means that the funding for this internship is provided by two institutions at Harvard. The Primary Affiliation is with the IOP, and the Secondary Affiliation is with HGHI. The primary institute will be the point of contact during the application and internship onboarding process, and applications for this placement will be processed by the IOP.

Please note the IOP’s application instructions to ensure you meet all the requirements. The intern selected for this internship will have the benefits and obligations of an intern in both of programs.


35,000 people die from gun violence in this country each year. We can change that. 

-4.6 Million kids live in homes with unlocked guns. 8 kids a day are accidentally killed or get injured by Family Fire. Brady educates the public on gun safety with programs like End Family Fire: 

-1 out of 5 guns are sold without a background check. Brady background checks need to extend to all gun purchases, including internet sales and gun shows. 

-90% of crime guns are traced back to only 5% of gun dealers. Brady demands gun manufacturers and sellers are held accountable. 

Brady is on a Mission to Prevent Gun Violence. 

View Kris Brown, President, talking about Brady's 3 Point Plan: 

• Expand Brady Background Checks to all gun sales. 

1 in 5 guns are sold without a Brady Background Check due to loopholes like gun shows and internet sales. Yet, 90% of ALL AMERICANS support expanding background checks. 

• Ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines. 

Shooters in massacres such as Parkland, Las Vegas, Orlando, Sutherland Springs, Aurora, and Sandy Hook have all used assault weapons and high capacity magazines. These weapons of war DO NOT belong on our streets. 

• Pass Extreme Risk Protection Order Laws (ERPO's) Nationwide 

An extreme risk protection order allows family members and law enforcement to seek court permission to temporarily remove guns from a person in danger of harming themselves or others. 

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No organization has a more comprehensive and systematic approach to ending America’s gun violence epidemic. Brady believes that Americans, working together, are more powerful than any problem and we invite those who feel the same way to join us in our work. We know our multi-pronged approach of education, litigation, and legislation will ensure that one day, every American can live free from the fear of being shot. Join us in creating that America.

Join Team Brady!

We are looking for summer interns who are self-driven, creative, organized students- who want to be part of a team doing really important work for our communities and our country.

The following teams are recruiting:

Highlights of Your Internship:

  • Support a compelling mission.
  • Work alongside Brady subject matter experts and thought leaders
  • Be part of a cohort of likeminded Interns
  • Inclusion in Team Meetings, presentations, and calls
  • Opportunity to collaborate across the organization and get visibility to the operations of several departments
  • Brown Bag Lunches on riveting topics
  • Social Media training and the potential to write for the Brady Blog
  • Social Activities
  • Food Trucks/Union Station nearby
  • BYOD environment
  • Access to a Fitness Center
  • Brady Swag
  • The potential for a RBG siting! 

The Ideal Intern:

  • Self-motivated, creative thinker.
  • You are organized. You are dependable and accountable.
  • You have a good sense of humor. You take your work seriously, but don't take yourself too seriously.
  • You are open to different perspectives. The people that work at Brady come with a variety of experiences and stories that led them to this work ...gun owners, combat marines, etc.
  • No matter if the ask is simple or challenging, you see the big picture and you are happy to contribute.
  • Proudly represent an organization striving to prevent gun violence in our schools, on our streets and in our homes.

Details: Metro Accessible-Union Station | Business Casual Environment | Interns must be based in Washington DC

Please check out the Time Magazine/JR Project cover story on Guns in America:

Both Kris Brown, President & Ky Hunter, VP of Programs, are on the cover!

2019 Intern Reflection

Brady has a wonderful, collaborative culture that fully welcomes and appreciates the work of interns. Everyone at Brady is working hard to make sure I have as many opportunities as possible, including attending rallies and press conferences, going to protests, participating in calls and meetings with our partner organizations, and visiting the Hill. My assignments are fulfilling; I can always understand how my work is contributing to the organization as a whole. I have worked on a wide variety of different projects, from researching unintentional shootings in preparation for meetings with governors to tracking the views of the 2020 presidential candidates on gun violence prevention so Brady can make endorsements.

Kristen Stawasz '22

My internship with Brady has been a wonderful experience. Getting involved in the gun violence prevention movement is something I’ve wanted to do since the Mother Emmanuel church shooting in 2015, and Brady has given me the knowledge, agency, and support to both get involved and make a meaningful impact to the movement at large. While I work in the development department, I’ve gotten to attend Congress press conferences, meet with Congress members, participate in gun violence prevention protests in the DMV area, and much more. Specifically in the development department, I’ve been given a lot of independence in creating self-led projects such as designing and leading a workshop on corporate outreach strategies. Additionally, I’ve been featured on social media, written grant proposals, created multiple corporate donor profiles, conducted police violence research, sat in on important meetings, and learned the ins and outs of what it takes to build and sustain a nonprofit. The breadth of opportunity to do a variety of activities has consistently kept me engaged and excited to come into work.

Admittedly, Brady is my first internship, so I came in with the stories that I’ve heard from other students about their past internships. Stories that detailed internships that were altogether not good experiences which made me nervous about this summer. Thankfully, Brady dispelled my doubts within the first week of the internship. Everyone at Brady is so incredibly positive and passionate about the work they’re doing, and Brady’s work environment is very friendly and supportive. Brady really invests in its interns. From running club outings, to book club meetings, and development team lunches, Brady has a host of opportunities for interns and staff to create a sense of community among one another. Furthermore, Brady understands that we are still students who want to learn as much as possible during the summer. Brady hosts what it calls “Lunch ’n Learns” where interns can learn about a variety of topics such as social norm change with the AdCouncil, 401k plans, and medical research on mass shootings (and lunch is provided!), and the staff is very approachable and happy to share bits of wisdom when asked. And if all this wasn’t enough, Brady definitely keeps its interns well-fed with lunches, team breakfasts, and snacks! I have felt valued by Brady and am very grateful to have spent my summer working with such an amazing organization.

Gabriel Wadford '21

2018 Intern Reflection

I’ve really enjoyed my time interning at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. For the first few weeks I was working on the Asking Saves Kids initiative, leading up to ASK Day, June 21st and since then my scope has increased to include more programs and events. I’ve had the opportunity to proofread legal documents, draft the script for a Public Service Announcement, create a one-pager for our new initiative (reverse ASK), fact check resources, create information for the website, draft social media posts, write weekly bulletins for donors, conduct research, look over materials for programs that need updates and make recommendations for the future, place articles in publications across the country, help with expense reports, help organize fundraising events, join meetings, and get to know the passionate and kind staff here. All three of my bosses make an effort to offer me lots of different types of tasks that feel substantial, rather than busywork. They regularly ask what I want to do and consistently allow me to take on projects that I propose. They are incredibly supportive without being overbearing. 

On an average day I could be drafting articles, sifting through archival materials, researching the law, interviewing advocates, and lobbying on the Hill. It’s the best kind of busy.

Audrey Thorne '19

Washington, D.C.