Public Policy & Advocacy Internship (Paid)

Hours per week

40 hours/week



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District of Columbia
United States


Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls, serving 2.6 million members worldwide. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The Public Policy and Advocacy office located in Washington, DC works to build strong relationships with Members of Congress, as well as with officials at the White House and federal departments and agencies. Through our advocacy efforts, we inform and educate key representatives of the government's legislative and executive branches about issues important to girls and Girl Scouting and lobby for increased program resources.

This dynamic and substantive internship will provide the ideal candidate an opportunity to promote public policies and research on critical issues facing girls, as well as to mobilize the support of Girl Scout councils and other youth serving organizations in grassroots advocacy. Our legislative agenda focuses on the following advocacy issues: girls’ participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); bullying and relational aggression; girls and the outdoors; financial literacy; fostering global citizenship for girls; and supporting a thriving nonprofit community.

In addition to general office support duties, specific intern responsibilities include: in-depth research on girl-focused issues, drafting policy memoranda, assisting in the implementation of congressional briefings, helping to create advocacy materials, attending congressional hearings and briefings, developing content for publication and websites, and participating in various national coalition meetings. Excellent research ability, writing, and verbal communication skills are a must. A stipend is available.

To apply for the position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to by Friday, November 30. In your cover letter, please indicate your availability, including a tentative start and end date for the internship.

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to