Learning Life

About Learning Life

Learning Life is a Washington DC-based nonprofit lab devoted to innovating education and citizen engagement. Our flagship program, the Family Diplomacy Initiative ( connects families online across borders to nurture mutual understanding in our divided world. Our International Mentoring Program ( connects caring U.S.-based mentors with kids in Washington DC and abroad to help open the world to children from lower-income families. Our Democracy Dinners ( bring together metro DC academics, professionals and activists across their specialty silos to talk about democracy's local to global challenges and opportunities amidst authoritarian resurgence.

We take on graduate and undergraduate interns in the fall, spring and summer. The internship ranges from 10 to 30 hours per week, depending on academic requirements, though most of our interns work about 10 hours/week and do not take their internship for course credit. The internship is strictly remote, so students can intern from anywhere in the USA, and in selected cases from abroad. Depending on each student’s interests and skills plus our organizational needs, interns assist with a variety of tasks including research and writing; local to global outreach via social media, email and phone; document translation and/or live language interpreting; website and design; photo and video recording and/or editing; fundraising and more.

Visit for details on interning with Learning Life.
Visit for profiles of some of our past interns.



May 2020 - August 2020 Washington, DC
“My boss was really great. He took time to make sure I understood what he wanted me to do, and how I could improve my work for next time. ”
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