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The Fishing School

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Be a BIG FISH in a child's life!

About The Fishing School: Founded in 1990 by former DC police officer Tom Lewis, The Fishing School (TFS) is a youth development organization serving youth and their families in under-served communities of Washington, D.C. TFS operates academic-focused out-of-school time programs for over 300 students each year. In addition, the organization uses its Parent Support Center to help parents and guardians acquire the skills needed to support the development of their child. For more information, please visit www.fishingschool.org.


TFS seeks an individual to assist the Operations Department with managing its office systems and supporting its business functions. The Operations Intern assists the Director of Operations with developing and implementing core operations initiatives to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.


  • Develop and implement organizational systems for efficiency
  • Assist operations department with coordination and implementation of office operations (managing vendor relations, conducting inventory, ordering supplies, serving as first point of contact for the organization, facilitating meeting coordination and set up)
  • Facilitate human resources processes (recruitment, reference and background checks, assistance with on-boarding and orientation)
  • Complete special projects at the request of the Director of Operations
  • College credit eligible


The successful candidate is an energetic self-starter who possesses strong planning, organizational, communication and time management skills. He or she is proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter outlining their interest in the position, a current resume, and two writing samples to aharmon@fishingschool.org. The Fishing School will not consider incomplete applications. No phone calls please.

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About The Fishing School


4737 Meade St NE, Washington, DC 20019, US

Mission Statement

The Fishing School’s (TFS) mission is to provide a safe haven and academic support to underserved youth and their families in Washington, D.C. The Fishing School’s name was the vision of our founder, Tom Lewis, and comes from the adage, "If you give a man a fish, you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will feed himself for a lifetime." By teaching young people to "fish in the rivers of their minds," TFS is changing generations


The Fishing School (TFS) is a nationally-recognized youth development organization. We provide children and families with academic and parental support through our community-based centers in Washington, DC.

Since 1990, TFS has served more than 2,500 youth and their families. Today, under the leadership of Executive Director Leo Givs, TFS provides youth with academic supports and a safe haven during the most vulnerable hours of the day to help them to fish in the rivers of the mind.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


4737 Meade Street NortheastWashington, DC 20019



  • Data Entry
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Human Resources Recruitment
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service


  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible: M-F 9:00am - 5:00pm

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