UCP Internships

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UCP Internship Program

We are now accepting applications for Fall and Winter interns! Click here for more information on how to apply!

Founded in 1949, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), is one of the nation’s oldest health care related non-profit organizations. UCP works to promote the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and other conditions, through an affiliate network.

UCP’s national office supports our affiliate network (located throughout the United States and Canada) through marketing and communications, fundraising, and programmatic support. We also provide leadership through information/referral and public policy, as well as public education initiatives.

We offer internships for motivated college students in the DC area throughout the year.


Among the many advantages of working here include the metro-accessible location at Farragut North (red line) and Farragut West (blue, orange and silver lines) in the heart of Washington D.C.; friendly, hardworking staff; and flexibility – we want you to enjoy your internship, so we tailor the program to your strengths and interests.


UCP National Office in Washington, DC

Ideal candidates for this internship are:

  • Interested in non-profits and/or disability issues
  • Self-starters
  • Creative and ready to think outside the box
  • Ready and willing to learn
  • Willing to pitch in where help is needed
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

. Students with disabilities and/or those with a passion for disability-related issues are encouraged to apply!


Interns will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas including, but not limited to:

  • Affiliate Services/Public Education and Outreach
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Public Policy
  • Information and Referral Services


Interns at the United States Supreme Court


If you’re interested in applying, please be prepared to send a resume, cover letter (including availability– start dates and weekly hours/schedule) and writing sample to UCP. We are now accepting applications for our Fall and Winter internships. Click here for more information on how to apply! If you are selected as a potential candidate, we will email you to arrange a phone interview.


UCP 2014 interns meet with MetLife representatives