Development and Communications Intern

Academic Credits


Hours per week

20 hours per week



Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date



1155 15th Street NW
District of Columbia
United States


The International Women’s Forum (IWF) is a membership organization comprised of more than 6,800 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations on six continents. Its members are trailblazers, innovators, and pioneers united to advance women’s leadership locally and globally. Each year, IWF convenes two global conferences which are unique gatherings of thought leaders brought together to examine critical issues of the day within a local context through a women’s lens. IWF’s charitable arm, the Leadership Foundation (LF), supports high-potential women through two leadership development programs – the Fellows Program and the EY Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) Mentoring Program. IWF also runs the Executive Development Roundtable which is an intensive leadership training program for women at every stage of professional development.

IWF is seeking an intern to join our Development and Communications team to assist with fundraising efforts, social media, and writing and editing materials. The Development and Communications Intern will report directly to the Development Manager and work closely with the CEO and other members of the IWF team. 

Possible Duties, Responsibilities and Projects:

  • Conduct research on potential sponsors for conferences.
  • Utilize the member data base to identify where members work and how their companies might be able to support IWF.
  • Help with collecting and organizing sponsor materials.
  • Review Board and Committee documents and help to prepare for governance meetings.
  • Compile research into briefings for IWF staff.
  • Help promote IWF’s social media presence through the use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin.
  • Help to design and update IWF collateral.
  • Maintain accurate information is NationBuilder, IWF’s CRM tool.


The position calls for a highly organized individual with excellent project management, writing, and critical thinking skills. The intern should exhibit a commitment to the mission of IWF and ideally possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes with a demonstrated ability in each area:

  • Ability to solve problems resourcefully, work independently and switch tasks efficiently
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Creative and curious nature, eager to learn and explore the innovations, challenges and solutions on the horizon
  • Interest in gender issues, women studies and/or international relations
  • Sensitivity and respect for the diversity of IWF, its membership and constituencies
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience using CRM tools, a plus
  • Event planning and fundraising experience, a plus
  • Foreign language skills and design experience, a plus


This is an unpaid position that does offer academic credit and a travel stipend. Work hours are flexible.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Rachel Yost at by November 19, 2018.