Reproductive Health Legal Internship (law students)

Academic Credits





1875 Connecticut Ave., NW
Suite 650
United States


The National Partnership is currently inviting internship applications for Spring 2019 from all qualified students without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other factor protected by law. Our program is designed for students receiving academic credit from their college or university; internships are available in our Health Policy, Reproductive Health and Rights, and Workplace program areas. This is an opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals, to work inside the advocacy/public policy community, and to advance issues that have a direct impact on women and families nationwide.

We welcome interested students to submit a cover letter stating your interest in the position and your availability (days/hours per week), resume and a brief writing sample to In the subject line, please indicate which program internship you are applying for, as well as “Spring 2019”. Applications will be accepted through October and review by staff will occur in November; applicants will be notified by the end of November 2018. Internships are unpaid but a weekly travel stipend is available.

The Reproductive Health Legal Intern will work with the program team at both the federal and state levels to defeat attacks on reproductive rights and advance a proactive agenda to increase meaningful access to high-quality, affordable abortion care and other reproductive health services. We collaborate with the National Partnership’s health policy and workplace teams to promote forward-looking policies that further women’s fundamental equality and economic security – from abortion access and birth control coverage to equal pay and paid family and medical leave. The legal intern will contribute to all aspects of the National Partnership’s work on reproductive health, rights, and justice, including but not limited to: tracking and monitoring proposed legislation at the national, state and local levels; creating or contributing to fact sheets, blogs, and other public education materials and reports; researching new developments in reproductive health, rights, and justice issues; and assisting in coalition advocacy activities. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent research ability, strong written and verbal communications skills, commitment to reproductive health, rights, and justice, ability to work independently, and attention to detail. Candidates should be pursuing a J.D. degree. Qualifications include excellent research, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks and take initiative; and the ability to work independently.

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter stating your interest in the internship and your availability (days/hours per week), resume and a brief writing sample to In the subject line, please indicate for which internship program you are applying, as well as Spring, Summer or Fall. Our timeline for application review and notification is posted above. To be considered for an internship, applicants must receive academic credit or external sponsorship.