Posted on December 27, 2018


The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) seeks an energetic, detail-oriented intern with an interest in media, public policy, and women’s issues to provide support to NWLC’s Media Office in the Communications Department. The intern would work with Communications staff on media monitoring and analysis, maintaining press lists, writing press documents, and media research projects.  Start and end dates are flexible. Interns would ideally be available full-time in the summer. Please visit 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. The Law Center has a staff of more than 80 and an annual budget of more than $18 million. Guided by the organization’s strategic plan, the Law Center is growing in size, influence and impact, and making significant changes internally in systems, processes and culture to support this growth. For more information on the Center, visit

Intern Duties and Responsibilities

The Media intern supports the Communications department with a broad range of media projects and activities, including helping to monitor news coverage of NWLC and assisting with the development of a quarterly media analysis report. The intern will also help research information on reporters and their beats and maintain press lists. Additionally, the intern will help monitor the blogging community and draft blog posts in response to timely issues in the blogosphere. The Media intern may also be needed to assist with other general media efforts to support the work of the Center. Interns will attend some planning and strategy meetings to learn about various communications approaches.

Successful interns are proactive, seek out assignments, ask questions, and attend events which provide the opportunity to network with NWLC staff and others in the field.


Applicants should have an interest in media and public policy, strong writing skills and an eye for detail. Experience with Microsoft Excel and social networking, and those pursuing a degree in journalism or communications are preferred. The intern must be detail oriented and a self-starter. They must have the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and complete assignments accurately by specified deadlines. 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 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 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

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