Meaningful Internship Opportunities in Senior Living
If you think senior living is only about healthcare, think again. At Goodwin Living, many departments and service lines work together to provide high-quality care to older adults on our campuses and in other senior living communities and private homes throughout Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. These teams offer many non-clinical opportunities for interns to learn and make meaningful contributions to our work.
Goodwin Living is a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that seeks to support, honor and uplift the lives of older adults and those who care for them. We are the #1 Top Workplace in the D.C. area for 2023. Goodwin Living was also selected as a recipient of the 2023 Top Employers for Interns Award by the Virginia Talent & Opportunity Partnership (V-TOP). You can read the full press release here.
We offer paid, non-clinical internships in the following departments:
- Marketing & Communications
- Life Enrichment
- Brain Health
- …and more!
Paid Internship Cohorts
Through the generosity of donors to the Goodwin Living Foundation, Goodwin Living offers four cohorts of paid internships per year. Two cohorts (summer and winter) are open to the general public. Please look closely at the eligibility criteria listed here to see if you are eligible to apply for a particular cohort.
Location: You will be assigned to one of the three senior living communities in Falls Church and Alexandria, Virginia.
See our current internship openings in the Support Services category here.
When: The Summer Internship Cohort runs from June to August.
Eligibility: Open to students currently enrolled in any college, university or trade school program.
Applications Open: Late Spring.
When: The Fall Internship Cohort runs from September to December.
Eligibility: Open to all Marymount University students, in partnership with Marymount University’s Center for Optimal Aging.
Applications Open: Summer.
When: The Winter Internship Cohort runs from December to January, with flexible start times depending on the student’s university winter break schedule.
Eligibility: Open to children of Goodwin Living team members and students currently enrolled in any college, university or trade school program.
Applications Open: Late Fall.
When: The Spring Internship Cohort runs from March to May (high school) or January to May (Marymount University).
Eligibility: 8-week internship open to high school students at local high schools in partnership with Communities in Schools. Full spring semester internship open to all Marymount University students, in partnership with Marymount University’s Center for Optimal Aging.
Applications Open: Late Winter.
Unpaid, School Credit Internship Opportunities
Need information about unpaid internships for school credit, clinical placements or university partnerships? Reach out to us.
Benefits of Interning with Goodwin Living
Scroll through the tabs below to see some of the special benefits you’ll receive when you intern with Goodwin Living.