Internship Program

Bread for the World offers interns the chance to share in winning policy changes that get at the core of hunger and poverty. As a Bread intern, you will benefit from supervised learning and gain professional experience at a nonprofit organization. We invite college students and recent graduates from diverse backgrounds to join us. Our staff includes people with a wide range of skills and religious views, both Christian and non-Christian.

Internships are available in the Washington, D.C., office of Bread for the World. They are unpaid. Interns may receive travel reimbursement up to $125 per month. An internship normally lasts for three months, but the length may vary, depending on the students’ interests or need to fulfill school requirements. Internships are offered in most departments. Please visit the careers page for current opportunities.

Intern learning opportunities include:

  • Doing an Offering of Letters training
  • Attending Lobby Day (in June) and hearings on Capitol Hill
  • Supporting activists to help organize local teams, campus, and statewide groups
  • Planning conferences and field work and developing grassroots volunteer leaders
  • Media relations
  • Membership and development
  • Research and writing

Please apply using the online application process. Send inquiries to interns@bread.org.

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Are Bread for the World internships offered on your campus? We have relationships with the following colleges and universities:

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • Feed the Future

    Feed the Future, launched in 2010, grew out of the U.S. response, led by President George W. Bush, to the 2007-2008 global food price crisis. Prices of basic foods doubled or tripled in some countries and pushed an additional 150 million people into hunger and malnutrition.

  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Hunger and Poverty in the African-American Community

    While hunger declined from 2017 for the general U.S. population, African Americans experienced a one percent increase, an increase of 153,000 African American households.

For Faith

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

    Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.

    Bruce Puckett urged...

For Advocacy

  • Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

    A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.

    For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.

    Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.

    ...

  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

    Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.

    Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...

Field

Changing Climate, Changing Farmers

February 7, 2017

Insight

The Jobs Challenge

April 10, 2018

From the Blog