Internships

Meet the Fall Class of 2019!

(Corinne, Maura, Laura, Amna, McKenna, Cynthia, and Courtney)

RepresentWomen is a 501 c3 nonpartisan nonprofit organization working to change the system to provide women equal access to both appointed and elected offices. We advocate for institutional reforms rather than focusing on individual races because all women should be able to access politics at an equal rate to men. 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.

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 that are not addressed on this page, 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 current offerings. 


Apply by July 24th - RepresentWomen is Hiring Remote Interns!

RepresentWomen is presently accepting applications for the Fall 2020 internship season. Please note that all fall internships will be conducted remotely, due to the ongoing health crisis. To ensure that our team has enough time to review and contact qualifying candidates in a timely manner, RepresentWomen will conduct recruitment in stages this season. As such, please make every effort to submit your application materials ahead of our first deadline, on Friday, July 24th (5:00 PM EDT).

Starting Monday, July 27th, our team will begin to review and contact qualifying candidates for phone interviews. We expect this process to take two weeks, but please refer back to this page for updates, as we may need to modify our schedule according to demand. RepresentWomen reserves the right to 1) pause any internship role that receives a surplus (100+) of candidates ahead of the first deadline, and 2) reopen any paused or closed internship role if we feel that we have not yet found our match. 

The present status of our fall internship openings are as follows:

RepresentWomen is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to affirmative action and nondiscrimination; we urge members of underrepresented groups to apply. 

UPDATED: 07.24.2020 5:02 PM EDT


Research Intern responsibilities include: 

Ideal candidates:

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

Our Team 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. 

Our Team Our Linktree Sample Blog (Ms) 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. 

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


Nonprofit Development and Administration Intern responsibilities include: 

Ideal candidates: 

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

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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 fall internships to begin in early September. 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. 

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How to apply:

Due to the competitive nature of our internship program, we strongly encourage all applicants to submit a complete application package (with a cover letter, resume, and work sample attached) to our team at their earliest convenience. If you would like to be considered for multiple roles, you only need to submit one application, but please be sure to state your preferences in your cover letter.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to our team at internships@representwomen.org. In the subject line of your letter, please state the internship role and season you would like to be considered for. Ie. "Fall 2020 Research Internship." If you would like to be considered for multiple roles, please make note of this in the subject of your letter. Ie. "Fall 2020 Research OR Advocacy Internship," or "Fall 2020 Internship - Any Role." 

If you have any questions or concerns about your application, you may reach out to our team at internships@representwomen.org. Please note that our team is small and that, while we will do our best to respond to all questions and concerns in a timely manner, we may take some time to respond. Thank you in advance for your patience. 

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: 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.