NWLC’s internship program provides students the opportunity to work on meaningful projects and to gain valuable hands-on experience. NWLC offers a year-round academic credit internship program and a summer internship program.

Year-Round Academic Credit Internships:

The Center’s Academic Credit internship program is a year-round program designed for students who are receiving academic credits from an accredited college or university.  Students participating in the program may or may not receive third-party remuneration for their participation an internship program.

Although NWLC does not, itself, pay interns who are coming to NWLC at any time during the year for the purpose of receiving academic credit, NWLC will work with the intern’s college or university to fulfill meet the Center’s supervision and educational obligations associated with the intern’s receiving academic credit for their work at the Center.

The Center is currently accepting applications for the following Academic Credit Internships:

Summer Paid Internship Program:

Interns accepted in the Center’s Summer Paid Internship Program (PIP) will be paid by their university, another third-party, or if other funding is not available, by one of the limited NWLC paid internship opportunities. Students who receive academic credit for their internship at NWLC are not eligible for this program.

The Center is currently accepting applications for the PIP summer internships:


Application Instructions

If you are interested in pursuing an intern opportunity, please submit your complete application to internships@nwlc.org. Please include a cover letter indicating which program area (Administration and Finance, Communications, Development, Income Security and Education, Reproductive Rights and Health or Workplace Justice) you are interested in, when you are available to intern (spring, summer or fall), whether you are receiving school credit and/or have an external source of funding such as your college or law school and, if so, please identify the source, and how many hours per week you can intern. A full application includes a cover letter, resume, transcript, a writing sample, and contact information for three references (review individual postings listed below for specific requirements). Electronic submissions are preferred. Please include position title in the subject line. Otherwise applications may be mailed or faxed to the information below. Applications are accepted until positions are filled.

Human Resources Department
National Women’s Law Center
11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036

Fax: 202-588-5185

NWLC is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.  NWLC encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, personal appearance, gender identify or expression, marital status, family responsibilities, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, veteran status, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, men, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, and LGBTQI individuals.