Internship posted by: National Women's Law Center
Posted on: March 14, 2013
The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) seeks an energetic, detail-oriented intern with an interest in media, public policy, and women's issues to provide support to NWLC's Media Office in the Communications Department. A full-time intern will work 37.5 hours per week; a part-time intern must be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. The start and end dates of the internship are flexible, but typically they span sometime in May through mid-August 2013.
NWLC is celebrating four decades of advancing opportunities for women and their families, particularly those most in need. We have succeeded in getting new laws on the books and enforced; litigating ground-breaking cases all the way to the Supreme Court, and educating the public about ways to make laws and public policies work for women and their families. Today, an experienced staff of nearly 60 continues to advance the issues that cut to the core of women's lives in education, employment, family and economic security, and health and reproductive rights – with special attention given to the needs of low-income women and their families.
Intern Duties and Responsibilities
The Media intern will work closely with the Communications team to monitor NWLC news coverage, assemble background information on selected journalists, help identify women who are willing to tell their personal stories that dovetail with the Center's core issues, and help conduct telephone interviews with these women. The intern will also draft blog posts in response to timely issues in the news and attend selected planning and strategy meetings--which offers an opportunity to learn effective communications approaches. The NWLC internship program provides students a chance to gain valuable hands-on experience and make professional connections. NWLC hosts monthly brown-bag lunches that feature expert speakers on a broad range of topics. Successful interns are proactive, seek out assignments, ask questions, and attend events which provide networking opportunities with NWLC staff and others in the field.
Applicants should have an interest in media and public policy, strong writing skills and an eye for detail. Experience with Microsoft Excel and social networking is required, and those pursuing a degree in journalism or communications are preferred. The intern must be able to work independently, prioritize tasks, and complete assignments on time and accurately. 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 a 1-2 page writing sample. The application deadline is April 15, 2013. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.