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Development Intern – Summer or Fall 2018

Posted on March 9, 2018

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) seeks energetic and detail-oriented interns to provide support to NWLC’s Development Team for the summer (May-August) or fall (August to December) semesters. Start and end dates are flexible. Intern would ideally be available full-time in the summer and part-time or more during the fall semester. Please visit https://nwlc.org/jobs-at-nwlc/internships/ to learn more about the various internship programs offered by NWLC.

The Organization

We are passionate champions of national and state policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential throughout their lives- at school, at work, at home, in their families, and in their communities. We are committed advocates who take on the toughest challenges, especially for women who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and women who are low-income – and we make change happen. We are proud to have been on the front lines of virtually every major advance for women since 1972, benefiting women, their families, their communities, and the nation.

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 https://nwlc.org/jobs-at-nwlc/internships/ 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 internships@nwlc.org and include the type of internship (academic credit or PIP) and 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 and values a diverse workforce.  We strongly encourage and seek applications from people with disabilities, women, men, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, veterans, and LGBTQI individuals.

Reasonable Accommodations

As noted above, NWLC welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email us at humanresources@nwlc.org or  you may send the request by mail to:

National Women’s Law Center

ATTN: Human Resources Director

11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800

Washington, DC 20036