Internships and Volunteer Opportunities at AG Bell

AG Bell currently offers internship opportunities for undergraduate students, recent college graduates or graduate students to serve at our headquarters in Washington, DC. Interns contribute to our work as an international non-profit ensuring that people around the world with hearing loss can hear and talk. Interns gain hands-on experience in various program areas, including marketing and communications, development, chapter relations, and events, and participate as team members in activities and projects that advance our mission.

In addition to the opportunity to expand skills and work experience, interns also benefit from learning sessions in nonprofit management, philanthropy, goal-setting and public speaking. Interns are based in Washington, D.C. at the Volta Bureau in the beautiful neighborhood of Georgetown, close to universities and important national sites. Internships are available each summer, usually from the second week of June through mid-August. Interns must secure their own housing for the summer and will receive a stipend for living expenses. Preference is given to students who use Listening and Spoken Language, particularly those who have graduated from AG Bell’s Leadership Opportunities for Teens program.

The internship application is posted in February and offers are extended in April each year. For more information, please contact Trenita Dickey at [email protected] or 202-204-4685.

Meet a few of the 2018 Interns:

Kyle Joseph

2018 Communications Intern

“As a deaf individual myself with bilateral cochlear implants, I’ve come to realize just how much of an impact this organization has had on my life, so the chance to give back by working alongside all the incredible people running it has been a welcome opportunity. The skills and knowledge I’ve learned here will be a huge help going forward, and I definitely hope to continue having a professional relationship with this wonderful organization and its people.”

Juliet Remi

2018 Development Intern

“My internship showed me the substantial time, energy, and resources that function at the heart of nonprofit and philanthropic work. Each member of the AG Bell staff is dedicated to advancing the organization’s mission of connecting individuals with hearing loss, and giving deaf and hard of hearing people opportunities to learn to hear and speak. I am truly grateful to have learned from and contributed to such a transformative organization. Moving forward, I hope to use the knowledge and skills I gained at AG Bell to have a greater impact on my campus and in my community.”

Volunteers

AG Bell has a modest staff, and we are always looking for interested volunteers who are passionate about our mission to help children and adults with hearing loss. Volunteers are highly valued at AG Bell and can truly bring excellence to a project or activity. Your talents, skills and time are greatly appreciated in helping us deliver outstanding programs and events. You can choose to participate in one project or multiple activities.

Volunteer opportunities exist year-round in communications, development and other program areas. For more information, email Trenita Dickey at [email protected] or 202-204-4685.

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Alexander Graham Bell Association
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Tel: 202-337-5220
TTY: 202-337-5221
Fax: 202-337-8314

[email protected]

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Our Mission

Working globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk. 

We want all families to be informed and supported, professionals to be appropriately qualified to teach and help children with hearing loss, public policy leaders to effectively address the needs of people with hearing loss, and communities to be empowered to help their neighbors with hearing loss succeed.