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NWLC’s internship program provides students the opportunity to work on meaningful projects and to gain valuable hands-on experience. Additional benefits of participating in the NWLC internship program include:

  • Substantive project work for students interested in women’s rights and gender justice;
  • Networking opportunities for students both internally and externally through brown bag meetings and other forums;
  • Creating a pipeline for fellowship and other employment opportunities

NWLC offers a year-round academic credit internship program and a paid summer internship program.

Year-Round Academic Credit Internships:

NWLC’s Academic Credit internship program is a year-round program designed for students who are receiving academic credits from an accredited college or university.  Students participating in the program may or may not receive third-party remuneration for their participation an internship program.

Although NWLC does not pay interns who come to NWLC at any time during the year for the purpose of receiving academic credit, NWLC will work with the intern’s college or university to fulfill the Center’s supervision and educational obligations associated with the intern’s receiving academic credit for their work at the Center.

NWLC offers stipends in the amount of $100.00 per month, not to exceed $600 for the period of the internship to defray the cost of food and transportation to interns who are receiving college/university credit.

Education Internship

Income Security Externship


Summer Paid Internship Program:

NWLC offers a limited number of paid summer internship positions with a commitment to pay $5,625 for the duration of the internship program.  This is a 10-week program that typically runs between the months of May and August with flexible start dates.   NWLC welcomes the opportunity to partner with interns who are receiving partial or full funding from a third party. If funding from the third party is less than what NWLC has committed to paying summer interns, NWLC will make up the difference in salary.

As part of its summer paid internship program, NWLC is honored to host a Iris Feldman Mitgang Intern, supporting the NWLC’s Judges and Court efforts. For more information about this Internship, including how to donate to support it, please click here.

Students who receive academic credit for their internship are not eligible for the paid summer program.




Application Instructions

NWLC has internships in Administration and Finance, Communications, Development, Child Care/Early Learning and Income Security, Reproductive Rights and Health, Education and Workplace Justice, and Strategy and Policy.

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please submit a complete application package indicating whether you are applying under the Year-Round Academic Credit program or under the Summer Paid Internship program. A complete application package includes a cover letter, your resume, a transcript, a writing sample, and contact information for three supervisors.

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].