Capital Area Food Bank



Capital Area Food Bank

***New to 2021.

***FINALIST APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants are required to submit a resume (one page), statement of interest (one page), and two references by the application deadline on Sunday, February 7 at 11:59pm ET. If selected as a finalist, applicants to this host organization may be required to submit the following additional materials directly to the host organization after the application deadline: 

  • Writing Sample

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

INDUSTRY: Advocacy / Grassroots

ABOUT US: The advocacy and public policy department at the Capital Area Food Bank is brand new to the organization [launched in March 2020]. Since that point in time, we have established a presence and rapport with elected officials, at every level of government, across the 3 states within our service area: DC, MD, VA. 2 out of the 4 'pillars' of the department have been established/created: #1] Client Leadership Council - a ten-month advocacy training program for 24 of our clients, and #2] the inaugural policy agenda. The next year will charter a path to affect and influence the policies embedded in the 2021 policy agenda, across the food bank's very unique service area, and it will entail establishing the 2nd Client Leadership Council, along with launching the Advocacy Action Network [a cohesive group of CAFB's nonprofit partners who support and amplify calls to action, and policy requests].

RESPONSIBILITIES & PROJECTS: Developing policy briefs; speaking and meeting with elected officials; supporting Client Leadership Council members with the development of their advocacy plans; writing calls to actions for the Advocacy Action Network; helping with the implementation of a client relationship management system; writing talking points and testimony for CEO; framing messaging for one-pagers, social media, and website updates.


  • Social Media Management & Marketing
  • Statistical & Data Analysis
  • Familiarity with developing policy memos and briefs.

REMOTE WORK ENVIRONMENT: We have a really great approach to the remote environment; we all are signed on at certain hours of the day, but if something personal or otherwise needs to be taken care of, it is up to the employee to make sure the work gets done on their own time. Everyone at the food bank is incredibly smart, dedicated, and passionate about the work. It is quite a time. 


WORKING HOURS: The intern needs to keep the same business hours as our office.

EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE: Access to high-speed Wi-Fi, Laptop on loan from host organization, Smart Phone, Web Camera, Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)