The mission of Bread for the City is to help Washington, DC residents living with low income to develop the power to determine the future of their own communities. We provide food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social
services to reduce the burden of poverty. We seek justice through community organizing and public advocacy. We work to uproot racism, a major cause of poverty. We are committed to treating our clients with dignity and respect.
The Bread for the City staff makes a difference in DC!
Our two food pantries enjoyed 77,804 visits from 24,890 people in 2018!
3,200 people made more than 9,000 visits to our medical clinic in the past year!
About 32,000 people are impacted by Bread for the City's services each year!
Thank you for your interest in working for Bread for the City!
Visit our ADP Portal to review current openings. Click on the position, then select “apply” in the lower right corner to register and submit your application. All positions require a résumé and cover letter. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
Bread for the City seeks to subcontract a portion of our Representative Payee’s Reporting,
Correspondence, and Follow-up work.
All applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
If you are a law student, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about current internships in the Legal Clinic.
If you are an attorney barred in DC or can practice under rule 49(c), contact Pro Bono Coordinator Abby McNaughton at email@example.com.
Bread for the City does not offer internships in our medical division. We have ongoing relationships with area schools for health care students looking for sites to do clinical rotations, but we do not accept applications from individuals. Thank you for your interest in learning with us!
Number of Openings: Two to Four
Term: Late July to Late August (minimum)
Location: Northwest Center and Southeast Center
This internship frequently helps selected individuals to improve upon the following transferrable skills:
• Meeting deadlines
• Following instructions
• Accepting responsibility
• Working as a team player
• Problem solving
• Effectively managing time
• Using a computer to enter data
• Working independently
• Engaging the general public
• Working patiently and pleasantly with others
• Providing instruction to others
• Providing customer service
• Communicating verbally to individuals and groups
• Ensuring the safety of others
• Motivating others
• Working with hands
• Performing outreach activities
Potential Southeast interns should also review the attached “Clothing Room Guide.”
For immediate consideration, please submit your résumé and cover letter here.
Bread for the City reviews internship applications year-round for its various programs, but limited opportunities are available. Information for our Legal, Social Services, and Medical departments is here. For best consideration for other programs (Advocacy, Behavioral Health, Clothing, Communications, Data/IT, Development, Finance, Racial Equity, Sustainable Agriculture, or Volunteer Engagement), please submit your materials before the deadlines below to sspringfield[at]breadforthecity.org:
• September to December (Apply by July 15.)
• January to May (Apply by November 15.)
• June to August (Apply by April 15.)
Cover letters should demonstrate general knowledge of Bread for the City’s programs and include each intern’s area of preference for a professional growth experience.
Bread for the City’s Social Services Department serves as a field placement for two to four social work student interns at the Northwest Center and one intern at the Southeast Center annually. These students are enrolled in a BSW or MSW program and are placed at BFC by their school’s field education department. Typically, the students work two to three days a week for the entire academic year. Interested students should reach out to their school’s field department to inquire about available opportunities and application process.