Title: Partnership Engagement Intern

Compensation: Unpaid

Duration: 3-6 months with potential for extension

Location: Washington, DC or telework

The Crescendo Group LLC is seeking one (1) part-time Partnership Engagement Intern to assist with research on potential and new partner organizations. The intern will gain exposure to the startup space and increased knowledge of working with non-profit organizations.

The mission of Crescendo is to work with women survivors of armed conflicts and gender-based violence (GBV) to increase economic empowerment by developing a marketplace of handmade items for socially conscious consumers and retailers. Together, we are selling more than products; we are raising voices.

Crescendo is based in Washington, DC and currently work with partner organizations in Kosovo and DC area. In 2019, expansion plans include Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey, and Europe.

Our ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter with a good sense of humor, flexibility, and adaptability who is willing to learn and lend their talents to further Crescendo’s mission. Diverse candidates are especially encouraged to apply.


  • Learn about Crescendo’s existing partners and develop ideas on how to further the partnerships

  • Conduct research on women’s rights organizations and refugee organizations in Bangladesh, Turkey, Jordan, etc.

  • Attend relevant events to gain contacts and to learn about potential partners

  • Other tasks related to relationship-building with Crescendo’s partners, as needed.


  • Knowledge of and strong commitment to human rights, gender equality, and/or refugee assistance

  • College student, junior or senior preferred, but will also consider non-student candidates. Preferably Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Women’s Studies, or Political Science majors but applications from all majors welcomed!

  • Able to commit 5-10 hours per week

  • Excellent research and writing skills

  • Creativity, humor, willingness to learn

  • Must be responsive to emails

Details: The intern is asked to be available 5-10 hours per week and can work from any location. Internships with Crescendo are an excellent way to build your resume while gaining valuable experience. By the end of the internship, the intern is expected to have produced numerous deliverables.

Start and end dates are to be determined based on academic schedule, if applicable. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, until the positions are filled.

Submitting Applications: If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to amy.chase@thecrescendogroupllc.com