Development Intern

Posted on February 7, 2017

Fall 2017 or Spring 2018

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) seeks energetic and detail-oriented interns to provide support to NWLC’s Development Team for fall (August to December) or spring (January to May) semesters. Start and end dates are flexible. Intern would ideally be available part-time or more. Please visit 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 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.


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. They must have the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and complete assignments by specified deadlines with speed and accuracy. They must have a commitment to progressive women’s issues.

How to Apply

Before applying, please visit to confirm that an internship is still available. If so, please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications, resume, and three supervisory or academic references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to 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.

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.