NWLC’s internship program provides students the opportunity to work on meaningful projects and to gain valuable hands-on experience. NWLC offers a year-round academic credit internship program and a summer internship program.

Year-Round Academic Credit Internships:

The Center’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, itself, pay interns who are coming 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 meet 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 $10.00 per day to defray the cost of food and transportation to a limited number of interns who are receiving college/university credits in and who will experience a financial need that cannot be met by other resources as the result of their internship with NWLC. The maximum numbers of days for which one can request a stipend is 59 days. In order to receive the stipend, please send a letter to the Director of Human Resources that explains why you believe you qualify for the stipend. Stipends will be paid at the beginning of each month for a mutually agreed upon number of internship days in the month.

The Center is currently accepting applications for the following Academic Credit Internships:

  • Immediate Summer Legal Internship
  • Child Care
  • Development
  • Law Student Internships
  • Media
  • Strategy & Policy

Summer Paid Internship Program 2018:

Interns accepted in the Center’s Summer Paid Internship Program (PIP) will be paid by their university, another third-party, or if other funding is not available, by one of the limited NWLC paid internship opportunities. Students who receive academic credit for their internship at NWLC are not eligible for this program.

The center is no longer accepting applications for the PIP internship program.

Application Instructions

If you are interested in pursuing an intern opportunity, please submit your complete application to internships@nwlc.org. Please include a cover letter indicating which program area (Administration and Finance, Communications (includes media and campaign and digital strategies), Development, Child Care and Income Security, , Reproductive Rights and Health, Education, or Workplace Justice) you are interested in, when you are available to intern (spring, summer or fall), whether you are receiving school credit and/or have an external source of funding such as your college or law school and, if so, please identify the source, and how many hours per week you can intern. A full application includes a cover letter, resume, transcript, a writing sample, and contact information for three references (review individual postings listed above for specific requirements). Electronic submissions are preferred. Please include position title in the subject line. Otherwise applications may be mailed or faxed to the information below. Applications are accepted until positions are filled.

Human Resources Department
National Women’s Law Center
11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036

Fax: 202-588-5185

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: humanresources@nwlc.org 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