National Partnership for Women & Families

Workplace Programs Advocacy Internship (undergraduate and graduate students)

For more than 45 years the National Partnership for Women & Families has fought for every major policy advance that has helped women and families. Today, we promote reproductive health and rights, quality health care, fairness in the workplace, and policies that help women and men manage the dual demands of work and family. Founded in 1971 as the Women's Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization located in Washington, D.C.

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.

The internship may be full-time or part-time and requires that applicants receive academic credit. The internship provides a weekly travel stipend, but is otherwise unpaid.

The National Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and seek applications from all qualified individuals without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other factor protected by law. Women, men, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQI individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please see "EEO is the Law" for more information on Equal Employment Opportunities.

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