Posted on February 7, 2017

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) seeks an energetic, detail-oriented intern to provide support to NWLC’s Engagement & Mobilization team. Interns would ideally be available full-time in the summer (May-August) and part-time in the fall (August-December). Start and end dates are flexible. Please visit http://nwlc.org/jobs-at-nwlc/internships/ to learn more about the various internship programs offered by NWLC.

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 income security, with special priority given to the needs of low-income women and their families.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities

The Engagement & Mobilization Intern supports the Engagement & Mobilization team with projects and activities across the Center’s broad issue areas, on topics such as reproductive rights and health care, workplace equality, income security, Title IX, and child care. Intern duties often include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with and attending briefings, rallies, and other in-person events around DC
  • Drafting content for the Center’s Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest channels
  • Developing and maintaining databases and calendars
  • Participating in brainstorming conversations for new graphics, memes, and other social media content
  • Drafting posts for the Center’s blog

 

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

Qualifications

Ideal candidates should have some college coursework, strong writing skills, and experience in an office environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required and some familiarity with online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter is desirable. Blogging or other experience writing for the web is a plus. The intern should demonstrate interest in progressive and/or women’s issues.

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.

How to Apply

Before applying, please visit http://nwlc.org/jobs-at-nwlc/internships/ to confirm that an internship is still available.  If so, please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and schedule you are available, along with your resume and contact information for three supervisory or academic references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to internships@nwlc.org and include the type of internship (academic credit or PIP)  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 are accepted until the position is filled. No calls please.

 

The National Women’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, men, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, and LGBTQI individuals.