• 26-Jan-2018 to 13-Apr-2018 (EST)
  • Intern Program
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Intern

KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids especially those living in poverty the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play. KaBOOM! inspires communities to make play the easy choice and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of PLAYces. KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build or restore more than 17,000 playspaces, engaged more than 1.5 million volunteers and served over 9 million kids. 

KaBOOM! is an EOE dedicated to worforce diversity. Women, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

TITLE: Play Products Intern

DEPARTMENT: Play Products



LOCATION: Washington, DC

STIPEND: $500 total



KaBOOM! is looking for a college student, recent college graduate or graduate student to join our dynamic Play Products team. The Play Products team is responsible for marketing and promotion of current play products distributed by KaBOOM! (Rigamajig and Imagination Playground). The Play Products team oversees play product grant implementation and collaborates with the development team to seek new funding opportunities for grant programs.



  • Research
    • Identify prospective foundations and funders for Creative Play Grant programs.
    • Search for External Grant opportunities for play products
    • Compile a list of potential awards/contests/other opportunities for Creative Play funding
  • Writing and Communications
    • Create a report of findings and provide recommendations to Play Products team on top targets for funding (Foundations or funding sources that most closely align with Creative Play grant programs and/or appear to be attainable sources for creative play funding).
    • Generate resource guide for External Grant applications



  • A matriculating college student who has earned enough credits for a sophomore status, or a student who has graduated from college within the preceding six months
  • Study in Non-profit Management, Social change disciplines, Communications or Marketing is strongly preferred
  • Ability to work in Washington, D.C. KaBOOM! office
  • Ability to work between 30-40 hours per week
  • Ability to work a minimum of 8 weeks May through August 2018
  • Ability to secure their own lodging/housing
  • Adhere to all KaBOOM! employment policies


  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Skilled in research, synthesizing information and reporting
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Willingness to engage in productive and challenging work
  • Be open and receptive to feedback and learning opportunities
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times; including working in a cooperative manner within a team oriented environment

We have a fun and dynamic work atmosphere filled with talented and passionate Boomers who want to make a difference in kids' lives. Please make sure to include a thoughtful cover letter with your application. This position will be based in our Washington, DC office.

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