The DMV Food Truck Association (FTA) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization that exists to enrich and promote the regional food truck industry by serving its 100 members and promoting food trucks to the community.

The FTA offers a hands-on and meaningful experience to help advance interns' academic and career objectives. By interacting with FTA members, the Board of Directors, the FTA staff, leaders in the food and beverage industry, interns gain valuable experience in marketing and promotion, association and nonprofit management, and regulatory and legislative affairs.

Internships are for a full semester and are preferred to be 12-20 hours/week. All internships are unpaid.


The Communications and Events Intern assists in developing and implementing the FTA’s communications strategies, including promoting members, promoting regular vending opportunities for food trucks in seven jurisdictions, and planning two major FTA-organized events. The internship offers the opportunity to work in a broad range of channels and formats, including e-mail communications, earned media relations, public relations, social media, and website design.

Working in conjunction with the FTA Association Manager, responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing marketing and promotional strategies.
  • Creating and implementing a social media calendar.
  • Producing content, including writing, editing, proofreading and securing images for social media content, including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
  • Writing and editing content for regular member communications, including weekly newsletters and eblasts.
  • Monitoring and researching media outlets and personnel.
  • Tracking and reporting communications analytics, benchmarks and metrics.
  • Monitoring and reporting legislative agendas and calendars in multiple jurisdictions.
  •  Coordinating logistics for the association’s Curbside Cookoff and Food Truck Conference events, including confirming VIP participations, coordination of food trucks and vendors,  ordering equipment and supplies.
  • Developing event collateral, including such as exhibitor and vendor applications.


Interns must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in marketing, business, or communications.


Required - strong writer, social media communications, event coordination

Preferred - Mailchimp, design

    How to Apply

    To be considered for an internship, candidates must be a current undergraduate or graduate student or have graduated within the last 36 months. 

    To apply send a cover letter and resume to Cover letter should include information about candidate’s availability and which internship he or she is applying for.

    The DMV Food Truck Association is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant shall be subjected to discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, age, reprisal for engaging in anti-discrimination activities, protected genetic information, sexual orientation or parental status.

    "My time working with the DMV Food Truck Association was invaluable. The great passion and vision inherent in the team helped my work ethic and inspired my personal goals. Having the opportunity to work on an event like the Capital City Food Truck Convention and see it successfully come to fruition was amazing."

    — Dominick Mortarotti, SpecialEvents Intern

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