Careers and Internships

Since the beginning of Quota International in 1919, Quota International has been providing sound beginnings for children around the world. From providing food, clothing, educational, and medical care to women, children, and the deaf and hard of hearing in local communities, Quotarians efforts include:

  • Feeding and educating street children in India
  • Distributing earplugs to children in Curaçao
  • Collecting hearing aids for children, teens, and seniors in the United States
  • Supplying sewing machines and business classes to mothers in the Philippines
  • Offering vocational classes to deaf students in the Philippines
  • Advocating for victims of human trafficking in Australia
  • Donating work attire for women in the Netherlands
  • Providing clothing to hospitals for victims of sexual violence in the United States

Grants Research Internship

What is needed A curious, detail oriented, and passionate Intern to find qualified grant opportunities and develop a grants calendar to expand programs creating sound beginnings for children. Critical thinking and superior organizational skills are needed as there is a broad range programmatically and geographically for disadvantaged children and children who are deaf or hard of hearing in the United States and abroad.

This is an unpaid opportunity (that can be done remotely) with a flexible start and end date. Interns are expected to commit to 15-30 hours a week. This position will be responsible for coordinating with staff members and volunteers to identify areas of need, research potential funders, evaluate criteria to match with current programming, and create comprehensive grants calendar with timeline. Additionally, depending on level of skill and interest, this position would assist with developing stories and template language for grant applications.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 6 months experience with researching and/or grant writing
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong verbal and written skills with close attention to detail
  • The ability to think outside of the box with a can-do attitude working independently and as part of a team
  • A passion for working with individuals with special needs, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Send resume and cover letter with Subject: "Grants Researcher" to careers@quota.org.

Program Development Internship

What is needed - An outgoing, articulate, and passionate Intern to work with the Executive Director to expand programs creating sound beginnings for children. Critical thinking and superior organizational skills are needed for sourcing and engaging volunteers to organize projects providing food, clothing, educational, and medical care for disadvantaged children and children who are deaf or hard of hearing in Washington, DC - specifically in the Shaw Howard, U Street, and H Street neighborhoods.

This is an unpaid opportunity with a flexible start and end date requiring a commitment of 15-30 hours a week. This position will be responsible for identifying areas of need, developing relationships, coordinating volunteers, and establishing local partnerships (with school and emergency personnel).

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 6 months experience with coordinating volunteers; event planning experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong verbal and written skills with close attention to detail
  • Proven results in motivating and engaging others
  • The ability to think outside of the box with a can-do attitude, working independently and as part of a team
  • A passion for working with individuals with special needs, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Send resume and cover letter with Subject: "Program Development" to careers@quota.org.