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Our fellows support the Center’s work in one or more of the following program areas: Reproductive Rights and Health, Income Security (including child care), Education and Workplace Justice. For information about the Ann Kolker Fellowship, please click here.

Application Instructions

For available positions click here.

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 [email protected].


NWLC is committed to providing staff with a rich and comprehensive benefits package including:

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Employees who work at least 20 hours/week and their legal spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children are all eligible for our medical and dental coverage. Our medical insurance includes virtual visits, mental health services, and more. We also offer voluntary vision coverage. NWLC covers the cost of dental and vision insurance at 100%.

403(b) Retirement Benefits

All full-time and part-time employees are eligible for a 403(b)-retirement plan.  Employees are immediately eligible to make voluntary contributions to the plan up to the IRS maximum. After 90 days of employment NWLC will match up to 3% of an employee’s compensation to the employee’s account and also make a non-elective contribution of 6% of an eligible employees salary to the employees account. These contributions are vested immediately.


NWLC provides annual leave accrued on a calendar year basis, starting with an accrual amount of annual leave up to 20 days and sick leave accrual up to 20 days in the first year. We also offer fully paid family and medical leave.


NWLC recognizes federal holidays including New Year’s Day, the day after New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous’ People’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. We are closed the week of Thanksgiving and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. We also provide three “floating holidays” which employees can take at any point during the year. NWLC closes the last two Fridays in July and every Friday in August for summer Fridays.

Teleworking and Flexible Working Hours

Staff have flexibility regarding when they start and end their day to accommodate care responsibilities, commuting, and other personal matters. NWLC’s telework policy is currently under review as we preparing to move into our new office at 1350 Eye Street N.W., Washington DC, in March 2023. The assumption is that all roles are based in D.C. and will be required to work in person at least monthly.


NWLC will provide Employees with a stipend of $175 each month to apply to expenses related to work, which could include but are not limited to cell phone costs, commuting and Wi-Fi.

Professional Development

NWLC offers in-house professional development activities for staff to meet organization-wide goals as well as funds for external training opportunities.

Additional Benefits

Additional benefits include NWLC paid life, accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term disability insurance for all employees. We also offer a pre-tax metro/qualified parking and flexible spending account for employees to use for out-of-pocket health care and dependent care.