Workplace Programs Advocacy Internship (undergraduate and graduate students)

Academic Credits





1875 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
suite 650
District of Columbia
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 Workplace Programs Advocacy Intern will work on challenging projects across the National Partnership's workplace policy agenda, including paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, fair pay, pregnancy discrimination, and more. At the National Partnership, interns are integrally involved in our day-to-day work, and undertake a wide range of activities. Activities will help interns develop skills needed for work in the policy and advocacy world, including legislative and policy research, analysis, writing for a variety of audiences, and coalition-building. Advocacy interns will have the opportunity to support work on fact sheets and policy products through data collection, fact checking, proofreading, and editing. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend briefings, hearings, and other events on Capitol Hill and in other venues around town. Qualifications include strong interpersonal, writing, and computer skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks and take initiative; ability to work independently and a significant degree of organization. Preference will be given to applicants with experience and demonstrated interest or academic studies in political science, public policy and/or women's issues. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

How to Apply for an Internship

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.