Diversity and Inclusion Intern

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The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and the Social Innovation Fund.

This internship is located in the Office of Civil Rights & Inclusiveness, CNCS, Washington, DC. Diversity Management is a comprehensive organizational and managerial process used to enact the CNCS Corporate Diversity Philosophy - fostering an environment that values diversity and promotes Inclusion in order to maximize the potential of all employees.

OCRI aims to facilitate the development of a best place to work setting. Diversity management initiatives such as CEO Spirit of Diversity Awards, Executive Chat Series, Mentoring Programs, Special Emphasis Programs and Expanded Employee Communications as well as Outreach and Education are sponsored by this office.

This is an unpaid internship. CNCS is unable to offer stipends, relocation or housing assistance. However, this internship offers opportunities to gain excellent practical work experience and skill development. Intern(s) may be eligible to receive commuter benefits to use for public transportation to and from the internship site. Transportation subsidy benefits will be given to interns relying public transportation.


Assist in
- implementing Phase II of the BEST Initiative
- assessing the D&I needs at CNCS
- developing the 2014-2016 D&I Strategic Plan
- designing and implementing a Gem Series Training on D&I at CNCS
- developing unique programs or communications strategies to promote diversity and inclusion at CNCS

Working on
- the development of a CNCS D&I Council
- D&I Training materials for managers and staff
- CNCS Mentoring programs

Research best practices in diversity initiatives
Work with CNCS Affinity Groups


- Ability to articulate an understanding of the issues and dynamics of difference.
- Possess a strong commitment to enhancing multicultural
- Have a broad experience in the development of educational, cultural, and social programs
- Experience developing outreach and engagement strategies for underrepresented populations
- Possess a demonstrated history of success working both independently and as part of a team
- Proven ability to collaborate and work successfully with multiple constituents to deliver and improve programs and initiatives. Possess superb communication skills

Education Requirement: Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree. Preferred major fields of study are diversity and inclusion, in business, human resources, organizational development, higher education and student development, counseling, the social and behavioral sciences, and liberal arts.

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