Internships

RepresentWomen's Internship Program - Spring, Summer, Fall

Please check back later to learn more about our summer internship program. Recruitment is expected to begin in April 2021. 

RepresentWomen is a 501 c3 nonpartisan nonprofit organization working to change the system to provide women equal access to both appointed and elected offices. Instead of placing the burden of change on the shoulders of individual women, we advocate for institutional reforms that will help women run, win, serve, and lead at rates equal to men. Some of the reforms we advocate for include recruitment targets for party leaders so more women run, multi-winner ranked choice voting so more women win, fairer legislative rules (i.e. proxy voting) so more women serve, and gender-balanced appointments so more women lead. 

At RepresentWomen, we believe that a strong democracy requires equal representation for women across ideological, racial, socioeconomic, and geographic lines. Through research and advocacy, we are paving the way for women in American politics-- not just for some women today, but for all women for good. To learn more about our work before you apply, we encourage you to explore our website and familiarize yourself with Our Challenge, Our Solutions, and Our Research

RepresentWomen offers internships to college students and recent graduates each spring, summer, and fall. All internships with RepresentWomen are completed on either a voluntary or for-credit basis. If you have any questions about our internship program or the application process, please feel encouraged to reach out to our team at internships@representwomen.org. Otherwise, please refer back to this page for the latest information on our offerings. 


Research Intern responsibilities include: 

Ideal candidates:

*Recent graduates and summer interns are welcome to intern full-time for one season. 

Manager Our Research Sample Research (RCV) Sample Research (Int'l) 


Communications Intern responsibilities include:

Ideal candidates:

*Recent graduates and summer interns are welcome to intern full-time for one season. 

Manager Our Omnilink Sample Blog (Ms) Sample Campaign (Instagram) 


Multimedia Intern responsibilities include:

Ideal candidates:

*Recent graduates and summer interns are welcome to intern full-time for one season. 

Manager Our YouTube Sample Project (Instagram) Sample Interview (SoundCloud) 


Outreach and Advocacy Intern responsibilities include: 

Ideal candidates: 

*Recent graduates and summer interns are welcome to intern full-time for one season. 

Manager Sample Advocacy (US) Sample Advocacy (Int'l) Summer Speaker Series (2020) 


Nonprofit Leadership and Development Intern responsibilities include: 

Ideal candidates: 

*Recent graduates and summer interns are welcome to intern full-time for one season. 

Manager Our Mission Sample Admin Work Sample Development Work 


Benefits and opportunities:

RepresentWomen interns work directly with full-time staff to develop a work plan that coordinates our project goals with the individual goals of each member of our team. Over the course of the first week of the internship, our team meets one-on-one with each intern to assess what projects will best suit their experience and interests, while also providing them with the support and opportunities they need to make their time with us both productive and meaningful.

Additional benefits:

*Start and end dates are flexible, but we expect most spring internships to begin in mid-January. Interns who are current students are welcome to tailor their weekly hours to accommodate any academic commitments they may have. Recent graduates and summer interns are welcome to work full-time (40 hours) for up to one season. Qualifying interns may apply to extend their internships for up to one season. 

**All internships at RepresentWomen are unpaid, but we are more than happy to work with candidates who are seeking third-party sponsorship (i.e. college-run research grants) or academic credit. If you are interested in interning with our team but have concerns about how compatible our program is with your home institution's requirements, please feel encouraged to contact the RepresentWomen team at internships@representwomen.org

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How to apply:

To apply, please submit a PDF with your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to our team at internships@representwomen.org. If you have any questions about our program, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team. We also encourage all interested applicants to sign up for our newsletters and/or follow us on social media to keep up with our work and discover future opportunities to work with our team. Students and recent graduates (up to one year after graduating) are encouraged to apply. All internships with RepresentWomen will be conducted remotely until further notice. 

Application Guidelines: if you are interested in the communications, multimedia, or outreach internships, you may opt to submit sample graphics or other multimedia in place of a writing sample. Research and development intern candidates are required to prepare a written sample. We offer no preferences or strict requirements on the topic or length of your writing sample, but please note that we are using this sample to evaluate your ability to write professionally. 

Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Notice: RepresentWomen is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, and veteran status. This commitment includes equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the workplace.


Advice for Research Applicants: if you are applying for a research internship, please take the time to consider which of our research projects interest you most, and describe your interest (and related experience) in your cover letter. Our internship program places a strong emphasis on connecting students and recent graduates with opportunities that will help connect their interests with our work (and related professional development opportunities). Competitive applicants will help our team make these connections in advance. 

Advice for First-Year Applicants: if you are worried that your work experience doesn't line up with what we are looking for, consider telling us more about the skills you want to learn and what it is about our work that interests you most in your cover letter. While many interns will benefit from having previous work experience, our team strives to create learning and professional development opportunities for students of all backgrounds to learn from us and one another through our program.