Want to be in Washington, DC this summer?

ADC is looking for summer interns! Do you have what it takes?

Since 1981, over 500 students have participated in the Anthony Shadid Internship program. The program offers a variety of positions. Students gain practical training in community organizing, media relations, research and writing, legal issues, political action, educational outreach, and routine office work alongside our regular professional staff. The first few weeks of the summer program are centered on the annual ADC Convention which will be taking place June 21-24, 2012.


Candidates must have completed at least one (1) year of college. They can be undergraduates, recent graduates, or graduate and law students. Interns must be or become regular ADC members -- student memberships are available at a discounted rate.

Summer Internships are available in the following departments:

  • Government Relations
  • Legal
  • Communication and Outreach
  • Organizing
  • President’s Office
  • ADC Women's Initiative

 Overview of qualifications and requirements

Summer Program

Up to 15 internships are available this year at the national office. Interns are expected to work full-time during the eleven week program (early May to early August). There is a possible $1,500 stipend for undergraduates and $2,000 for graduate students. Those who receive course credit are not eligible for a stipend.


Applications for Summer internships with the Legal Department are due by March 15. Later applications will be considered, but early applicants will be given priority. 

What You Need to Apply

  • Completed application form
  • Resume
  • Academic transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Two-page personal statement about your goals as an ADC intern and how your academic, professional, or campus and community activities or career goals are related to the position you requested.

Mail competed applications to:
Anthony Shadid Internship Program

ADC Research Institute
1732 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20007 

If you have any questions, contact us at (202) 244-2990 or email adc@adc.org