Career Opportunities

CATCH Grants

The Community Access To Child Health (CATCH) Call for Proposals is now open.

Pediatricians and residents with innovative ideas to plan or implement initiatives that address critical child health issues in their local communities may apply for $10,000 and $2,000, respectively

Additionally, the Resident Call for Proposals guidelines include targeted funding opportunities on more than 10 topics including oral health, community pediatrics, environmental health, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, emergency medicine, school health, obesity prevention, and child abuse/neglect.

Important Dates

  • January 13, 2023: You may request technical assistance with proposal development from your Chapter CATCH Facilitator up until this date.  Strongly encouraged for optimal scoring.

  • January 22, 2024: 11:59 PM Central time Application deadline.

  • April 12, 2024: Applicants receive email notice of funding decisions.

  • June 1, 2024 Projects begin and are 12-months in length.

Communications and Programs Internships

The DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is the Washington, DC chapter of the National American Academy of Pediatrics, a children’s health organization of 66,000 pediatricians. The DC Chapter has over 450 members and is dedicated to promoting the optimal health and development of children and adolescents of Washington, DC in partnership with their families and communities, and to support the pediatricians who care for them.


Internship Overview

DC AAP is seeking entrepreneurial, thoughtful, and creative interns. Candidates chosen will have attention to detail, display a passion for the health and well being of children, and feel comfortable with a virtual work experience. Our goal is to fuel the intern’s knowledge and passion on children’s health.

Communications Intern Requirements

Strong writing and communication skills. Must be available to intern for at least 60 days. Flexible schedule to work virtually. Trustworthy

The board will review applicants and reach out to members who are interested. For more information, please reach out to Keith Montgomery, Executive Director.

Interns will create communication strategies for DC AAP’s priorities. They will work closely with DC AAP staff to strengthen priority projects.
Activities will include but not be limited to:

  • Create strategies for social media and the chapter’s website.
  • Gather news stories, conduct interviews and create original content for monthly member newsletter.
  • Assist in virtual and in person event planning.
  • Other communication activities based on interest and skill set.
    Revised November 2021

Program Intern

Interns will work on immunization projects and grant projects in the District of Columbia. They will work closely with the DC AAP staff.

Activities will include but not be limited to:

  • Provide assistance in research to DC AAP committees on priority programs ∙ Assist in program development.
  • Assist DC AAP staff on program execution.
  • Provide support on virtual meetings and gatherings.
  • At the end of the internship period, the intern will have produced press releases, position fact sheets, news articles, blog posts and other materials that support the DC AAP.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter indicating dates of availability, resume, and the names and phone numbers of two references to Keith Montgomery, Executive Director, Opportunities are available immediately. No phone calls please.

Communications Committee Chair

The Communications chair serves as a spokesperson and communications consultant for the chapter and its grant activities. Working with the Executive Director and Chapter Leadership team, typical duties include:

  • Contributing editor to the chapter newsletter
  • Content collaborator for the chapter website and maintenance of content
  • Assist with social media content – Facebook, Instagram and X
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the chapter with media and consult with other representatives before media interviews
  • Review press releases and contribute content or quotes as needed for release to the media
  • Review legislative testimony for DC Council before releasing the content to the chapter members or the public

The board will review applicants and reach out to members who are interested. For more information, please reach out to Keith Montgomery, Executive Director.

Membership Committee Chair

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the Membership Committee, which works closely with the executive leadership team and board to understand current  member interests and improve member engagement 

  • Work in collaboration with the Chapter’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion champions to support outreach to non-members and ensure a more diverse representation among chapter membership.

  • Lead assessments of member interests and develop strategies to engage both members and non-members in educational programming, web content and other chapter resources.

  • Conduct outreach to new members and work with the chapter Executive Director to analyze  membership trends and reporting


To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter with one or two paragraphs on why you are interested in a leadership position with the chapter. The board will review applicants and reach out to members who are interested. For more information, please reach out to Keith Montgomery, Executive Director.