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Spring, Summer, and Fall 2014 Outreach Volunteer Intern for Family Economic Security/Education and Employment


The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) seeks an energetic, detail-oriented volunteer intern to provide support to NWLC’s Family Economic Security and Education and Employment Outreach team for spring 2014 (January-May), summer 2014 (May-September) or fall 2014 (August-December). Start and end dates are flexible. Interns would ideally be available to volunteer part-time or more during the spring and fall semesters or full-time during the summer.  

Intern Duties and Responsibilities

The Family Economic Security (FES) and Education and Employment (EE) Outreach Intern supports the Outreach team with projects and activities spanning many different issue areas such as the wage gap, minimum wage, Social Security, harassment and bullying, Title IX, and child care. These can include conference planning, advocacy communications, fieldwork, resource placement, and webinars/online events. S/he writes blog posts for the Center’s blog, and supports blog marketing efforts. S/he responds to advocacy-related departmental initiatives, assists with general outreach efforts, and attends a variety of rallies, briefings, and hearings around DC. The FES/EE Outreach Intern also helps develop several databases and lists of state, local, and national advocates and related organizations.

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.


Ideal candidates should have some college coursework, good research capabilities, and experience in an office environment. S/he must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Word is required and experience with Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint is desirable. The Outreach Intern should have some familiarity with online communication practices.

The intern must be detail oriented and a self-starter. S/he must have the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and complete assignments by specified deadlines with speed and accuracy. S/he must have a commitment to progressive women’s issues.

NWLC internships are unpaid; NWLC will work with students and their universities to provide college credit for the internship.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and area(s) of interest, resume, three supervisory or academic references and the semester your are applying for. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to and include 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. EOE.