Executive Apprentice Internship

About ASAP

The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to cultivate community and growth with veterans, service members, military family members, and caregivers through the arts.

We offer classes, workshops, and performances across a variety of art forms, including stand-up comedy, storytelling, creative writing, acting, the visual arts, and more. Across all programs, we focus on building community, fostering self-expression, and promoting well-being for our veteran participants.

In five years, we have served nearly 1,000 veterans through 250 classes and workshops. Our alumni have performed for an estimate of more than 100,000 audience members, including shows at the Warner Theater, Gotham Comedy Club, for Former President Jimmy Carter, and at The White House under President Obama. We have been featured by CNN, ABC, NBC, PBS, NPR, The Washington Post, POLITICO, Forbes, and more.


 Position Summary

The Executive Apprentice will play a primary role in supporting the Executive Director’s efforts, including fundraising, strategy, programming, partnerships, and Board development. ASAP is looking for an entrepreneurial, proactive individual who is passionate about building a start-up from the ground-level with a meaningful social impact. For Spring 2020, this will be a full-time internship role (40 hours/week) based in Washington, D.C. Qualified applicants must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends in support of the organization’s programs and performances. The primary duties and responsibilities of the position are detailed below:


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support the organization with all relevant fundraising activities, including but not limited to research, grant writing, event planning and execution, marketing, prospect outreach, and donor stewardship

  • Assist Executive Director, Program Manager, and ASAP's program evaluation partners with research, data analysis, and the development of improved evaluation methodologies

  • Support ASAP’s Executive Director and program team in the development of documentation, templates, and standard operating procedures to strengthen the organization’s programs

  • Help the Executive Director build and manage relationships with comedians, artists, and other entertainment stakeholders

  • Support the Executive Director in his/her day-to-day responsibilities, including but not limited to the management of calendars, e-mails, meetings, documents and files, payments and invoices, and travel

  • Assist the Executive Director with all other day-to-day activities and long-term initiatives on an as needed basis


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Interest in all elements of non-profit fundraising, project management, event planning, and external communications a must; interest in arts, veterans affairs, or mental health preferred; experience working in an office a plus

  • Ability to operate, prioritize, and thrive in a demanding, high-growth, start-up environment; proven ability to solve complex problems with limited data and directions; intellectually curious and driven to develop new skills; high tolerance for stress, ambiguity, and change  

  • Superior attention to detail; excellent written and verbal communications skills; open to receiving and willing to deliver constructive feedback; comfortable interacting with a variety of stakeholders

  • Entrepreneurial; capable of managing time effectively and efficiently in a remote work environment; thrives in highly autonomous situations in which s/he has the opportunity to drive her/his own work

  • Preferred proficiency in: Microsoft Office Suite; Google Drive, Calendar, Documents, and Sheets; Slack; Asana; and Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn

Compensation & Benefits

  • Stipend

  • Course credits from undergraduate/graduate university (eligibility permitting)

  • Mentorship support from ASAP's network of advisors and supporters

  • The opportunity to build a program from the ground-up and impact the lives of thousands of veterans, service members, and military family members

To Apply

Please submit your résumé and a 250 word statement of interest explaining why you would be a fit for this opportunity to recruiting@asapasap.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.