Center Operations Program Intern (Unpaid)

USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore – Fort Belvoir, VA

Position Title: Center Operations Program Intern (Unpaid)

Reports to: Program Specialist or Volunteer Supervisor

Location: USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir - 5940 9th Street, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

The Internship

Are you looking for a way to set yourself apart with relevant professional experience when its time to begin full-time employment? Do you crave meaningful work with an organization that helps to improve the lives of others? Please consider interning with us! Our internships and application can be accessed via our careers website at

USO-Metro is looking for two (2) reliable, organized, and energetic students with a passion for bringing unique programs to the military community to join our Operations team this summer. The intern will work approximately 30 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends. The internship will begin in June and is expected to last 6 to 8 weeks. The internship is unpaid, but we are happy to complete any paperwork or processes to facilitate students earning course credit.

The Intern will work in two main areas: You will plan and assist with program development and implementation (e.g. open lunch at the center, outdoor activities, Couples Bingo), and provide administrative assistance in managing an active volunteer corps of over 300 people. By the end of the internship, you will have written and published a volunteer newsletter, designed and distributed marketing collateral, executed the Mid-Summer Blast program, and chipped in to meet general needs of the USO Warrior & Family Center.

Our Organization

USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization chartered by Congress and dedicated to serving those who serve and their families in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of thousands of devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty-troops and their families at area military hospitals, five USO centers, four USO airport lounges and a Mobile USO. Signature programs and services include holiday programs like Turkeys for Troops and Project USO Elf, career transition programs, and caring for our wounded, ill and injured troops and their caregivers.


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university degree program pursuing a Bachelor s or Masters degree in recreation management, hospitality, business, or a related field.
  • Proficient through coursework or professional experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally and to present information verbally and in writing in a polished manner.
  • Must be able to drive a USO-Metro pool vehicle (SUV or van) to run program errands and pick up program supplies.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Requires a drivers license and safe driving record. Must maintain a safe driving record throughout the internship.
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