Posted on October 20, 2021

The Position

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) is seeking a spring semester intern to support the Strategy and Policy team on various cross-cutting policy, government relations and judicial nominations work.

A spring intern would ideally be available from late January through early May (exact start and end dates are flexible), full-time or part-time. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, this position will be 100% remote. The spring internship is limited to students who can receive academic credit. For more about NWLC’s internship program, please visit

The Organization

The National Women’s Law Center fights for gender justice—in the courts, in public policy, and in our society—working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls.

We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us—especially women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families.

For almost 50 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women. Find out more at

Intern Responsibilities

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 intern will:

  • Support gender justice cross-cutting internal and coalition-facing policy work;
  • Support our judicial and executive nominations work, which involves conducting background research on nominees, identifying important legal issues in the pipeline, highlighting upcoming nominations, engaging stakeholders, and preparing for potential vacancies;

Other responsibilities as assigned

  • Duties may include but are not limited to legal research and analysis, participating in coalition meetings and events, drafting Congressional testimony, attending executive and Congressional proceedings, and drafting Hill and public-facing material such as blogs, factsheets, and taking points.

Intern Qualifications

The ideal intern will possess:

  • Current enrollment in a law student program (qualified undergraduate or other graduate students will be considered)
  • Excellent research, analytical, and writing skills;
  • Demonstrated experience and judgment working both collaboratively and independently;
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and resume via e-mail to: [email protected] and include the position title in the subject line. Electronic submissions are preferred. Applications accepted until position is filled.

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; people of all gender identities and sexual orientations; people of color; and veterans. 

Reasonable Accommodations

If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email us at [email protected]


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