Internships at TAP

Are you looking for a way to gain real-world experience while making change in your community?

TAP is looking for college students interested in internships during the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Read below for more information on programs seeking interns at TAP.

How To Apply

  • First, review the internship opportunities below.
  • Then scroll to the bottom of this page and fill out the interest form to contact our internship coordinator.

Internship opportunities at TAP:

Administration, Planning, and Communications

  • Administration interns will assist with administrative functions of the agency. Administrative interns help with tasks that affect the entire agency, such as organizing board meetings. Some in-person work may be required, including potential meetings with local officials.
  • Planning Interns will assist TAP’s Planning Department with tasks related to grant writing, research, and content creation.
  • Communication interns will assist the creative services manager in tasks related to marketing, publications, and online communications for the agency. Preferred majors include communications, public relations, or a related field. Work experience can be substituted for a major in these fields.
    • Interns must be able to work for a minimum of ten hours per week for at least three months.

Domestic Violence Services

Internships in TAP’s domestic violence services will assist staff to help families facing domestic violence. These positions required in-person work, including possible home visits and court presence, with some remote options. Students majoring in social work or a related field are preferred. 

Financial Services/Tax Clinic

Interns will help with the annual Tax Clinic, which provides free tax preparation between January and April, and other financial literacy education initiatives. Internship positions will require in-person work and reliable transportation. Accounting or business majors are preferred

This Valley Works (various positions)

This Valley Works (TVW) is a component of TAP that houses our Employment Training and Education programs. TVW internships offer the chance to work with the homeless, at-risk youth, ex-offenders, and/or veterans. Tasks include group leadership, case management, and job readiness education. These positions require in-person work with some remote options. Students majoring in social work or a related field are preferred. 

See what past interns have to say about their experiences at TAP!

Communications Intern Tommy, Communications Intern

“I interned with TAP in spring 2015 as a student at Radford University. I am currently a public relations account manager at Sage Communications, where I oversee and guide the strategic execution of media relations, social media, and integrated marketing campaigns for a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, local nonprofits, and more.

My internship with TAP was a major turning point for me as a public relations student. It was during my internship that I found my passion for nonprofit communication and realized the true power of media relations as a tool to generate brand awareness and drive participation on a shoestring budget.

Thanks to the tremendous opportunities I had at TAP, I had the luxury of fielding numerous job offers with major PR agencies upon graduation. The work you are able to do as a marketing/communication intern at TAP is not just meaningful, but it is transferable and can be applied to any communication role in any industry. An added bonus, your direct supervisor is one of the coolest people on the planet so coming to work is always a pleasure!”

Brianna, Human Services Intern

Meet Brianna! Here’s what she has to say about her time in TAP’s human service programs.

“I had a phenomenal learning experience at TAP. In fact, my internship helped me identify my passion for serving the homeless population! I was given the opportunity to have a well-rounded experience, from case management to learning how to write grants. I am now a case manager at Covenant House of Georgia where I serve youth experiencing homelessness. Interning at TAP I was surrounded by a diverse group of people that treated me like family. I really enjoyed my experience, and I urge others to take the opportunity to intern at TAP!”

Megan, former TAP Communications Intern

Megan, Communications Intern

“Working at TAP was an incredible experience. Not only did it offer me a fun environment to learn and hone my communications skills, but it gave me a starting place in my career! My time at TAP showed me how rewarding working for a non-profit can be, and now I have the opportunity to work at a non-profit an ocean away. The work TAP does for my community back home is amazing, and I cannot wait to take everything I learned and put it into action for another deserving organization.”

Our interns go on to do big things! We couldn’t be happier for Megan, our former communications intern, as she begins her new career at Five Talents UK in London. Their mission is to fight poverty, create jobs, and transform lives by empowering the poor in developing countries. We wish her the best of luck!