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 offerings. 

Updated: 09.02.2020 at 5:00 pm EST


Research Intern responsibilities include: 

Ideal candidates:

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

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Communications Intern responsibilities include:

Ideal candidates:

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

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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. 

**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:

RepresentWomen recruits interns each spring, summer, and fall. Please return to this page on a later date to learn more about our spring internship offerings and the application process. If you have any questions about our program, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at internships@representwomen.org. We also encourage all interested applicants to sign up for our newsletter and/or follow us on social media to keep up with our work and discover future opportunities to work with our team. 

If you are interested in preparing your application ahead of the opening date, you may choose to begin updating your resume, cover letter, and work sample. If you are interested in a communications or outreach internship, 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. Competitive applicants will also demonstrate in their cover letters how this internship opportunity connects with their experience and professional goals. 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. 

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.