The Movement provides opportunities for unpaid graduate student internships of from three to six months in support of its research and advocacy efforts. Interns work directly under the supervision of the Movement’s secretariat professional staff based in Toronto, Washington DC and New York, provided primarily by The Hunger Project.

Interns (and secretariat staff) work remotely, in daily communication with staff via slack, email and Google Meet.

Interns gain experience in writing, policy analysis, organizing meetings and events, and representing the Movement at meetings where feasible.

To apply, kindly send a cover letter stating your intention for your internship, your resume and a short (2-4 page) writing sample to

The Movement for Community-led Development and The Hunger Project deeply appreciate the substantive contributions of the following interns.

2021 Interns

2020 Interns

2019 Interns

2018 Interns

2017 Interns

2016 Interns

2015 Interns

2014 Interns

The predecessor to MCLD was a Community of Practice on Participatory Local Democracy funded by the UN Democracy Fund and support by the following interns.

2013 Interns

2012 Interns