National Women’s Law Center Internships

The National Women’s Law Center is seeking undergraduate volunteers who are available to work 35 hours or more per week. The National Women’s Law Center is a non-profit legal advocacy organization that works to advance the rights of women, particularly the rights of low-income women and girls. The primary focus areas include education, employment, family economic security and health.

If applying for an internship position, please include a cover letter indicating what program area you are interested in, when you are available to intern (Spring, Summer or Fall), and how may hours per week you can intern. A full application includes a cover letter, resume, transcript, a 5-10 page writing sample, and contact information for three references. Please submit your complete application to humanresources@nwlc.org.

Internships:

  • Fall 2015 Development Intern
  • Fall 2015, Spring and Summer 2016 Outreach Intern for Health and Reproductive Rights
  • Fall 2015, Spring/Summer 2016 Media Intern
  • Fall 2015, Spring/Summer 2016 Outreach Intern for Family Economic Security/Education and Employment
  • Fall 2015, Spring/Summer 2016 Child Care Intern

Intern Information:

Child Care Intern

Summary

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) is seeking interns for our Child Care Group. The intern would be available for fall 2015 (August-December), Spring 2016 (January-April) or Summer (May-August). Start and end dates are flexible. Interns would ideally be available part-time or more during the fall and spring semesters.

The Child Care intern’s responsibilities will include duties assisting on the Strong Start for Children Campaign, working on a project regarding low wage workers scheduling and child care, working on a project related to the implementation of the new law reauthorizing the Child Care and Development Block Grant, conducting research and assisting with newsletter articles, drafting blogs, communicating with the child care field, attending and summarizing relevant meetings, and other tasks as needed.

The Organization

The National Women’s Law Center is a non-profit organization that has been working since 1972 to advance and protect women’s legal rights. The Center focuses on major policy areas of importance to women and their families including economic security, education, employment, health, and reproductive rights, with special attention given to the concerns of low-income women.

Qualifications

Students with majors in English, education, political science, pre-law, history, sociology and women’s studies are encouraged to apply; however, all majors will be considered. NWLC will work with students and their universities to provide college credit for the internship.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications including the semester you are available, resume, and three supervisory or academic references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to humanresources@nwlc.org and include the position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources, National Women’s Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please. EOE.

Health and Reproductive Rights Student Internships

Summary

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) seeks an energetic, detail-oriented intern to provide support to NWLC’s Outreach team which supports the Health and Reproductive Rights team. The intern would be available fall 2015 (August -December), spring 2016 (January-April) or summer (May-August). Start and end dates are flexible. Interns would ideally be available full-time during the summer and part-time or more during the fall and spring semesters.

The Organization

For over 40 years, the National Women’s Law Center has expanded the possibilities for women and girls in our country.  The Center uses the law in all its forms: getting new laws on the books; litigating ground-breaking lawsuits all the way to the Supreme Court; and educating the public about how to make the law and public policies work for women and their families.  The Center’s experienced staff take on the issues that cut to the core of women’s and girls’ lives in education, employment, health and reproductive rights, and family economic security, with special priority given to the needs of low-income women and their families. For more information on the Center, visit www.nwlc.org.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Health and Reproductive Rights (HRR) Outreach Intern supports the Outreach team with projects and activities spanning many different issue areas such as work on health care reform, family planning, abortion rights, and our various reproductive rights campaigns. These can include conference planning, advocacy communications, fieldwork, resource placement, and webinars/online events. S/he writes blog posts for the Center’s blog, and supports blog marketing efforts. S/he responds to advocacy-related departmental initiatives, assists with general outreach efforts, and attends a variety of rallies, briefings, and hearings around DC. The HRR Outreach Intern also helps develop several databases and lists of state, local, and national advocates and related organizations.

Successful interns are proactive, seek out assignments, ask questions, and attend events which provide the opportunity to network with NWLC staff and others in the field.

Qualifications

Ideal candidates should have some college coursework, good research capabilities, and experience in an office environment. S/he must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Word is required and experience with Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint is desirable. The Outreach Intern should have some familiarity with online communication practices.

The intern must be detail oriented and a self-starter. S/he must have the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and complete assignments by specified deadlines with speed and accuracy. S/he must have a commitment to progressive women’s issues.

NWLC will work with students and their universities to provide college credit for the internship.

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and the semester you are available, resume, and three supervisory or academic references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to humanresources@nwlc.org and include the position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources, National Women’s Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please. EOE.

 

Outreach Intern for Health and Reproductive Rights

Summary

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) seeks an energetic, detail-oriented intern to provide support to NWLC’s Outreach team which supports the Health and Reproductive Rights team. The intern must be available during the summer semester with flexible start and end dates between May and August 2013. The intern will ideally be available to work full-time (35 hours per week) during the summer semester, but part-time candidates (20 hours per week) will be considered as well.

The Organization

The National Women’s Law Center is a non-profit organization that has been working since 1972 to advance and protect women’s legal rights. The Center focuses on major policy areas of importance to women and their families including economic security, education, employment, health, and reproductive rights, with special attention given to the concerns of low-income women. The NWLC office is an extremely friendly environment with many opportunities to learn and make professional connections with staff members that work in many different issue areas.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities

The Health and Reproductive Rights (HRR) Outreach Intern supports the Outreach team with projects and activities spanning many different issue areas such as work on health care reform, family planning, abortion rights, and our various reproductive rights campaigns. These can include conference planning, advocacy communications, fieldwork, resource placement, and webinars/online events. S/he writes blog posts for the Center’s blog, and supports blog marketing efforts. S/he responds to advocacy-related departmental initiatives, assists with general outreach efforts, and attends a variety of rallies, briefings, and hearings around DC. The HRR Outreach Intern also helps develop several databases and lists of state, local, and national advocates and related organizations.

Successful interns are proactive, seek out assignments, ask questions, and attend events which provide the opportunity to network with NWLC staff and others in the field.

Qualifications

Ideal candidates should have some college coursework, good research capabilities, and experience in an office environment. S/he must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Word is required and experience with Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint is desirable. The Outreach Intern should have some familiarity with online communication practices.

The intern must be detail oriented and a self-starter. S/he must have the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and complete assignments by specified deadlines with speed and accuracy. S/he must have a commitment to progressive women’s issues.

NWLC internships are unpaid; NWLC will work with students and their universities to provide college credit for the internship.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and area(s) of interest, resume, and three supervisory or academic references. The application deadline is April 1, 2013. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to humanresources@nwlc.org and include the position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources, National Women’s Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please. EOE.

 

Outreach Intern for Family Economic Security/Education and Employment

Summary

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) seeks an energetic, detail-oriented intern to provide support to NWLC’s Family Economic Security and Education and Employment Outreach teams. The intern would be available fall 2015 (August -December), spring 2016 (January-April) or summer (May-August). Start and end dates are flexible. Interns would ideally be available full-time during the summer and part-time or more during the fall and spring semesters.

The Organization

The National Women’s Law Center is a non-profit organization that has been working since 1972 to advance and protect women’s legal rights. The Center focuses on major policy areas of importance to women and their families including economic security, education, employment, health, and reproductive rights, with special attention given to the concerns of low-income women. The NWLC office is an extremely friendly environment with many opportunities to learn and make professional connections with staff members that work in many different issue areas.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities

The Family Economic Security (FES) and Education and Employment (EE) Outreach Intern supports the Outreach team with projects and activities spanning many different issue areas such as the wage gap, minimum wage, Social Security, harassment and bullying, Title IX, and child care. These can include conference planning, advocacy communications, fieldwork, resource placement, and webinars/online events. S/he writes blog posts for the Center’s blog, and supports blog marketing efforts. S/he responds to advocacy-related departmental initiatives, assists with general outreach efforts, and attends a variety of rallies, briefings, and hearings around DC. The FES/EE Outreach Intern also helps develop several databases and lists of state, local, and national advocates and related organizations.

Successful interns are proactive, seek out assignments, ask questions, and attend events which provide the opportunity to network with NWLC staff and others in the field.

Qualifications

Ideal candidates should have some college coursework, good research capabilities, and experience in an office environment. S/he must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Word is required and experience with Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint is desirable. The Outreach Intern should have some familiarity with online communication practices.

The intern must be detail oriented and a self-starter. S/he must have the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and complete assignments by specified deadlines with speed and accuracy. S/he must have a commitment to progressive women’s issues.

NWLC internships are unpaid; NWLC will work with students and their universities to provide college credit for the internship.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and the semester you are applying for, resume, and three supervisory or academic references, and the semester you are interested in volunteering. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to humanresources@nwlc.org and include the position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources, National Women’s Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please. EOE.

 

Online Outreach Internship

Summary

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) seeks an energetic, web-savvy and detail-oriented intern to provide support to NWLC’s Online Outreach team. The intern’s responsibilities focus on social media and blog outreach. Start and end dates are flexible. Interns would ideally be available to volunteer part-time or more during fall semester.

The Organization

The National Women’s Law Center is a non-profit organization that has been working since 1972 to advance and protect women’s legal rights. The Center focuses on major policy areas of importance to women and their families including economic security, education, employment, health, and reproductive rights, with special attention given to the concerns of low-income women. The NWLC office is an extremely friendly environment with many opportunities to learn and make professional connections with staff members that work in many different issue areas.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities

The Online Outreach Intern supports the Outreach team with a variety of online outreach projects and activities. Duties may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Helping to develop and maintain the Center’s presence on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest
  • Drafting blog posts for the Center’s blog
  • Participating in brainstorming conversations for new memes, graphics, and other social media content
  • Aiding with video blogging
  • Assisting with outreach to key bloggers and online networks
  • Monitoring the blogging community and online news to find articles relevant to NWLC’s work

In addition, the Online Outreach Intern’s responsibilities will include helping to maintain a database of blogger contacts and administrative assistance with the Center’s online advocacy tool. As needed, the Online Outreach Intern may also be called on to assist with general outreach efforts to support the work of the Center.

Qualifications

Applicants should be comfortable working with online platforms and must have experience with Facebook and Twitter. Experience working with additional social media networks like Pinterest and Tumblr is preferred. Blogging or other experience writing for the web is highly desirable; HTML experience is a plus. The intern should also have strong writing skills, an eye for detail, and a creative outlook.

NWLC internships are unpaid; NWLC will work with students and their universities to provide college credit for the internship.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and the semester you are available, resume, and three supervisory or academic references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to humanresources@nwlc.org and include the position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources, National Women’s Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please. EOE.

Development Intern

Summary

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) seeks energetic and detail-oriented intern to provide support to NWLC’s Development Team for fall 2015 (August -December). Start and end dates are flexible. Intern would ideally be available part-time or more during the fall semester. NWLC will work with students and their universities to provide college credit.

The Organization

or over 40 years, the National Women’s Law Center has expanded the possibilities for women and girls in our country.  The Center uses the law in all its forms: getting new laws on the books; litigating ground-breaking lawsuits all the way to the Supreme Court; and educating the public about how to make the law and public policies work for women and their families.  The Center’s experienced staff take on the issues that cut to the core of women’s and girls’ lives in education, employment, health and reproductive rights, and family economic security, with special priority given to the needs of low-income women and their families. For more information on the Center, visit www.nwlc.org.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will work closely with the development team to conduct in-depth research on potential and current individual and corporate donors, prepare written reports summarizing findings, and update donor records in NWLC’s database.  The intern may also perform other duties, including providing logistical support for events and contacting participants to confirm their attendance.

Qualifications

Ideal candidates should have some college coursework, excellent research and writing capabilities, and experience in an office environment. S/he must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and research databases is required and experience with Outlook, PowerPoint and the Raiser’s Edge is desirable.

The intern must be detail oriented and a self-starter. S/he must have the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and complete assignments by specified deadlines with speed and accuracy. S/he must have a commitment to progressive women’s issues.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications, resume, and three supervisory or academic references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to humanresources@nwlc.org and include the position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources, National Women’s Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please. EOE.