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Summer Application Portal Opens April 2023

RepresentWomen offers part-time paid internships and for-credit opportunities to college students and recent graduates every spring, summer, and fall. Present internship opportunities include research, communications, partnership, and development. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the team at [email protected]

Closed Roles for Spring 2023: 

  • Research - research interns choose a thematic area at the start of their internship - International or U.S. Policy - and are then assigned to work with a research team member on an active project. Upcoming research opportunities include the 2023 Ranked Choice Voting Report, 2023 Gender Parity Index, 2023 International Report, and ongoing research on women's representation in the judiciary, appointed positions, and local level. Prospective research interns are strongly encouraged to outline their project interests and relevant experience (in data collection, conducting literature reviews, research, and writing) in their cover letters. 
  • Communications - communications interns work closely with the outreach and communications team to execute RepresentWomen's media strategy. Related activities include, but are not limited to, media monitoring, blog writing and editing, graphic design, and social media engagement. Prospective communications interns are strongly encouraged to submit work samples that best reflect their experience and interests, including blogs and design portfolios. 
  • Partnerships - partnerships interns work closely with the programs and partnerships director to facilitate relationship-building between RepresentWomen and its partners in the democracy reform and women's leadership spaces. Related tasks and responsibilities may include researching prospective partners, updating partner toolkits (memos and slide decks), and participating in meetings. Prospective interns should describe their student leadership experience and communication skills in their cover letters. 
  • Development - development interns work closely with the development director and executive team to secure funding for our work. Interns may be tasked with researching prospective donors and foundations, managing spreadsheets, tagging donors on NationBuilder, and learning the ins and outs of nonprofit development. Prospective interns should be strong writers and communicators and strongly encourage highlighting both skills in their applications.

Updated: 3/13/23. Closed roles will reopen in April for Summer 2023 applicants. 


RepresentWomen's internship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent grads. Our program is open to remote interns, as well as students in the DMV area who are interested in commuting to our office in Takoma Park, MD, on occasion. Ideal candidates: 

  • Have a strong interest in learning more about the systems and practices used to advance women’s representation and leadership in the United States and abroad
  • Are committed to finding and communicating the best practices for increasing women's representation across the U.S's ideological, racial, and geographic spectrum
  • Have strong writing and analytical skills, are attentive to detail, and have the ability to craft language that is appropriate for a variety of audiences
  • Are self-starters and team players who are comfortable with both self-motivated and collaborative work
  • Have experience using:
    • Google Workspace - Mail, Chat, Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc. 
    • Data visualization software - ex. Infogram, Flourish, Timeline, etc.
  • Are available to work 15 - 20 hours a week, on their own schedule


Effective January 2023, the rate for paid interns is $15 per hour for undergraduate students and $18 per hour for graduate students who are not also receiving academic credit. Credit-seeking applicants are welcome and should be prepared to discuss the specifics of their school's program in their application. 

Internship Recruitment Schedule:

  • Spring 2023: November 2022 - January 2023 
  • Summer 2023: April - June 2023
  • Fall 2023: July - September 2023

Depending on the volume of applicants, we may only contact candidates selected for interviews. All interviewed candidates should hear from our team within a week of their interview with an update on the status of their application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled, but preference is given to those who apply during the application window. 

RepresentWomen is a 501 c3 nonpartisan nonprofit working to change the system to provide women equal access to appointed and elected offices. We advocate for systemic change so more women can RUN, WIN, SERVE & LEAD. We champion and advance the adoption of evidence-based solutions that break down structural barriers to women’s political leadership. We mobilize changemakers to support these reforms.

RepresentWomen is a national organization located in Silver Spring, MD. Our team is on a fast growth trajectory but currently consists of five full-time and four part-time staff who work virtually all over the country and the world. As an organization we:

  • Identify the most transformative, viable, and scalable structural reforms
  • Conduct research to determine the best practices to implement those reform
  • Identify and help ​​stakeholders apply this knowledge to make real-world change

RepresentWomen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for positions without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, including but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status or uniformed service member status. 

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