About American Youth Work Center

A nonprofit formed in 1984, the American Youth Work Center (AYWC) helps young Americans and assists other organizations that also work to better the lives of young people in the United States.  AYWC's activities are largely concentrated in two primary areas: the practical training program and its newspaper, Youth Today.  The training program brings foreign social service workers into the United States for 18 months of training in an American social service agency.  Youth Today is the only independent newspaper in the nation aimed at individuals and organizations working specifically with young people.

Interns contribute to all aspects of the nonprofit's activities.  Because of the small staff, interns have the opportunity to get real work experience.  Youth Today is the central project of the internship program.  Interns work in all areas of the newspaper, from initial story planning and writing, to layout and circulation.


Open to college and grad students and recent college graduates.

American Youth Work Center

  • Internship Coordinator
  • American Youth Work Center
  • American Youth Work Center
  • 1200 17th Street NW, 4th Floor
  • Washington, DC 20036
  • Phone: (202) 785-0764


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Washington, DC