Posted on April 12, 2019

Iris Feldman MitgangThe National Women’s Law Center is honored to remember and celebrate the life of Iris Feldman Mitgang with the establishment of the Iris Feldman Mitgang Internship. Iris Mitgang was a driving force of the early feminist movement. As Chair of the National Women’s Political Caucus, Iris was an important voice in national politics during a transformative moment in women’s history. Iris championed a pioneering coalition of groups that pushed women’s equality into the national conversation.

In recognition of their mother’s dedicated commitment to women’s rights and her passion for empowering future generations of women, Iris’s children have joined with NWLC to establish the Iris Feldman Mitgang Internship.

This internship opportunity is for a current law student to support the Center’s Judges and Court work for Summer 2020. As the courts decide key legal rights and principles that are critically important for women and their families ― so it’s essential that the United States has a diverse, fair, and independent judiciary. The Judges & Court Intern would support our judicial and executive nominations work, which involves identifying important legal issues in the pipeline, highlighting upcoming nominations, engaging stakeholders, and preparing for potential vacancies. Students selected will be assigned to one attorney mentor but may work with several attorneys during the course of the summer. The intern would sit on the Reproductive Rights & Health and the Strategy & Policy teams. 

Duties may include but are not limited to: 

  • Legal research and writing 
  • Participating in coalition meetings and events 
  • Preparing Congressional testimony 
  • Attending executive and Congressional proceedings,  
  • Drafting Hill and public- facing material such as factsheets, articles, and taking points.  


This is a paid internship opportunity. Interns will be paid $15/hour for a 10-week internship. 

How to Apply

Please submit your application by March 27, 2020. Interested applicants should submit a complete application packet to A complete packet includes a cover letter, resume, transcript, a 5-10 page writing sample, and contact information for three references. Include the position title in the subject line. Please be also sure to include when you are available to intern and how many hours per week you can intern. 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 or you may send the request by mail to:  

National Women’s Law Center 

ATTN: Human Resources Manager-Talent  

11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800 

Washington, DC 20036 



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