Enough Project Internships


Do you want to join the fight against genocide and crimes against humanity? Are you passionate about human rights, and want to be part of a movement toward peace in Africa? Do you have the skills and dedication to be a part of the Enough Project team?

Enough Project Interns - Summer 2013

As an Enough Project intern, you will become part of a dynamic organization that has provoked real change in the fight against mass atrocities. You will work alongside a team of driven individuals and gain practical skills and international human rights experience. Interns may help develop a campaign, attend a Congressional hearing, assist in social media messaging, edit a policy report, or write for the Enough Said blog, all while helping to end genocide and crimes against humanity.

At Enough, we apply a multi-faceted approach that focuses on the key drivers of conflict and mobilizes both lawmakers and the public to act. All of our departments collaborate to turn field research into policy recommendations, advocate for these changes, engage our activists, and promote these issues to the public. Every aspect of our work influences the rest, so whether you intern with a campaign, the communications department, or policy team, you will be making a difference.

Enough Internship Positions

Advocacy –  Enough's advocacy department coordinates outreach to the administration, Capitol Hill, and our partners.  By working closely with the campaigns team, they help develop strategies to advance Enough’s policy agenda.  Advocacy interns assist in all aspects of the advocacy department's work – including research, event planning, grassroots advocacy, and communication with activists.

Communications – The communications interns are an integral part of the Enough communications team. Interns track the Enough Project and its initiatives in print, broadcast, and online media, and help develop new ways to engage our social media audience. They also assist with updating Enough’s photo database, attending and covering events in the D.C. area, contributing to the Enough Said blog, and publicizing upcoming events. Communications interns have also worked on projects such as designing T-shirts, fliers, Twitter pages, Flickr slideshows, and videos.

Operations/Development – Enough seeks an intern to assist in all aspects of the core functions of the Enough Project, particularly Development and Operations. Ops/Dev interns work across teams providing support both in the day-to-day and in initiatives around organization development, knowledge management and non-profit business processes.

Policy – The Enough policy team, made up of D.C.-based analysts and field-based researchers, determines Enough’s policy positions and recommendations for each of our conflict areas. Policy interns have the opportunity to assist staff with research and the production of a range of policy products, including blog posts, field dispatches, and strategy papers.

Special Projects and Founding Director Intern – Enough's Founding Director John Prendergast is working on a new project with several influential writers and artists focusing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This project will require coordination between DC-based staff, as well as co-authors and consultants in Los Angeles, New York, and the DRC. The Special Projects and Founding Director Intern will be an integral part of the Founding Director's and the team's fforts in completing various projects, in addition to the current one underway. The intern will have the opportunity to assist the Founding Director and Special Assistant to the Founding Director with research related to the project, copy-editing of written material, as well as producing translations of interviews. Fluency in French is required. 

John is the author or co-author of ten books. His most recent book, Unlikely Brothers, is a dual memoir co-authored with his first little brother in the Big Brother program. His previous two books were co-authored with Don Cheadle: Not On Our Watch, a New York Times bestseller and NAACP non-fiction book of the year, and The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes.

Internship Highlights

  • Picking up the South Sudan flag for John Prendergast’s interview on The Colbert Report
  • Seeing Dr. Denis Mukwege speak about his work on gender inequality and conflict in the DRC
  • Attending a Congressional Hearing on conflict minerals with Ben Affleck and John Prendergast
  • Blogging about the flag-raising ceremony at the brand new Embassy of South Sudan
  • Helping organize a happy hour event for DC interns to spark conversation on the Congo
  • Hearing Bill Clinton speak at the National Campus Progress Conference


Summer: June – August 
Fall: September – December
Winter/Spring: January – May
*starting dates are flexible


To intern, apply through the Center for American Progress (The Enough Project is a project of the Center for American Progress, or CAP). In the position line on the application form, please specify “Enough Project” and which internship position(s) you are interested in.

Suggested deadlines for applications according to term are below: 

Summer: February 1 
Fall: July 11
Winter/Spring: December 15