Posted on December 27, 2018

Job Description

The National Women’s Law Center’s cross-cutting Strategy & Policy team is seeking a highly qualified intern for the summer. The intern would ideally be available full-time between May and August. Graduate student preferred but accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates.

Please visit for more information about NWLC internships.

Overview of NWLC 

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


  • Help produce NWLC reports, fact sheets, blogs, and other written materials using quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Conduct thorough research to support a variety of NWLC projects
  • Analyze program data using a feminist lens
  • Participate in the collection, vetting, and organization of women’s stories to be used in publications, public education, and advocacy
  • Attend meetings across program teams, take notes, and report back to larger team
  • Respond to information requests
  • Attend rallies and other off-site events on the Center’s behalf
  • Assist the team with day-to-day logistics, including administrative responsibilities related to our work with state coalitions, campaigns, and conferences


  • Strong writer and critical thinker
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possess a clear understanding of the issues that affect women’s lives across race, class, and other identities.
  • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research, familiarity with large data sets a plus
  • Detail-oriented and able to manage several tasks at once willingness to work both independently and in a team setting in a fast-pace work environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Outlook

How to Apply

Before applying, please visit to confirm that this internship is still available.  If so, submit a cover letter, when you are available to intern, and how many hours per week you can intern. A full application includes a cover letter, resume, transcript, a 5-10 page writing sample, and contact information for three references. Electronic submissions are preferred.  Please send materials to and include position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources Department, National Women’s Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. 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 genders, 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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