Feminist Majority Foundation National Internship Program in Feminism & Public Policy

The Feminist Majority Foundation seeks highly motivated undergraduate students who aspire to become leaders in the feminist movement to serve as interns in our Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices.

The Feminist Majority Foundation, one of the nation’s leading research and advocacy organizations for women’s rights, develops creative long-term strategies and permanent solutions for the pervasive social, political, and economic obstacles facing women. Through educational and research projects the Feminist Majority Foundation seeks to transform the public debate on issues of importance to women’s lives. The Foundation also publishes Ms. Magazine in editorial offices in Los Angeles and publishing offices in the greater DC area.

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

The Foundation offers full-time, 35-40 hour week internships during summer and full or part-time internships during spring and fall terms. Feminist Majority Foundation internships provide students with a behind-the-scenes look at the women’s movement. Each intern is given a wide variety of responsibilities, such as monitoring press conferences and public hearings, researching, writing, policy analysis, and organizing events and demonstrations.

The Feminist Majority Foundation offers internships throughout the year in our Washington, DC office. Interns are an essential part of the Feminist Majority Foundation office and perform a wide variety of responsibilities, including monitoring press conferences, research, web and social media outreach and writing, event and community organizing, public policy analysis, organizational networking, media relations, and monitoring Congressional hearings. Each intern works closely with a staff member in order to learn directly from hands on experience and to contribute to substantive projects. All who are interested are encouraged to apply.

Interns in our Washington, DC office have the opportunity to work in one or more of the following areas:

Choices Campus Leadership Program Work with FMF’s campus staff to launch pro-choice student groups on college campuses nationwide and conduct outreach to global women’s studies programs. Work on current campus initiatives including: Campaign to Expose Fake Clinics, Global Women’s and Reproductive Rights Campaign, Young Women’s Leadership Conferences, and our Gender Equity in Education Campaign.

Education Equity Program Work on new efforts to save Title IX, contribute to a national network to help educators increase gender equity, and develop new FMF gender equity materials.

Girls Learn International Work with FMF’s Girls Learn International program staff to launch GLI Chapters at high schools and middle schools in the U.S. and to identify new Partner Schools abroad. Conduct research and help develop new human rights based curriculum for the program.

Global Health and Rights Help research and mobilize a feminist constituency on US foreign policy including international family planning,violence against women, sweatshops, peace and the environment.

Government Relations Work closely with FMF’s Government relations director. Monitor congressional activity, research legislation, and attend committee meetings on the Hill.

Media Team Contribute stories to the Feminist Daily Newswire, research media contacts and strategy, and develop press materials.

National Clinic Access Project Be a part of the nation’s largest and oldest clinic defense team. Research and collect data on anti-abortion violence directed at health care workers and patients; monitor anti-abortion websites and literature.

Web Team Be a part of an award-winning web team. Plan, organize, and market FMF’s website; research potential partnerships with other websites, participate in online discussions of feminist topics; learn marketable skills in DreamWeaver and Fireworks, and contribute new content to FMF sites. No prior web experience necessary.

Women’s Health Research A unique opportunity to work on the Feminist Majority Foundation’s public education Campaign for Mifepristone. We are committed to expanding and enhancing women’s health care research. In addition, interns will work on other global and national women’s health issues with our medical director such as access to emergency contraception and illegal and unsafe abortion issues.

QUALIFICATIONS

Undergraduate feminist women and men in all majors are encouraged to apply. The Foundation prefers applicants who have experience working on women’s issues on campus and/or in their communities, or through a previous internship or job. The Feminist Majority Foundation is committed to diversity and encourages applications from people of color, people with disabilities, and math/science majors.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Email your resume, including gpa, cover letter and a writing sample of no more than 5 pages to the addresses listed below. Interns are accepted for the following periods — Summer (June to August), Fall (September to December), and Spring (January to May). Please specify the internship area in which you would prefer to work. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the slots for each session are filled.

Washington, DC Office
Internship Coordinator
Feminist Majority Foundation
1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 801
Arlington, VA 22209
phone: (703)522-2214
toll-free: 1-866-444-3652
fax: (703)522-2219
internship@feminist.org

Website:http://www.feminist.org/intern