Join our team

If 826DC’s mission aligns with your own career goals, check out our open positions.

(Note: We review applications for our fall internships on a rolling basis each August and early September, and for our spring internships on a rolling basis each December and January.)


Community Programs Manager

826DC’s Community Programs Manager leads our After-School Writing Lab and runs our Student Support program (aka our work with interns, volunteers, and work-study students). We’re looking for an organized person with strong communication skills, 1+ year of experience designing and executing engaging learning experiences, and a true passion for education in this community. Could that person be you?


826DC Educational Programming Intern

Educational Programming Interns support 826DC’s onsite and offsite writing programs, publishing projects, and resource and curriculum development! You’ll work directly with our students, getting firsthand classroom management experience and finding your stride as an educator. You’ll also get to dive into the backend of our writing programs. That will involve everything from working with student involvement data to proofreading, bookbinding, and more.


826DC Communications and Development Intern

Communications and Development Interns help the community get to know, fall in love with, and support 826DC! You’ll do social media and marketing work, dive into development and fundraising, get professional event planning experience, analyze how the community engages with 826DC, and represent 826DC in our magic shop each week.


Guest Teaching Artists

We bring in guest teaching artists to connect with 826DC’s young writers. Teaching artists—adults in fields from writing to visual art to rocket science and more—work with our program managers to design and lead sessions within our writing residencies in schools and at our writing center.



We hire illustrators to bring our material to life! These projects are generally cover illustrations and/or spot illustrations for student-written books and other student publications.