Internships

Learn more about the internship program at the National Partnership.

The National Partnership for Women & Families offers internships for academic credit year-round (fall, spring, summer) and a limited number of paid internships during the summer.

Please note we are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2019 internships. Previously submitted applications are being reviewed and notifications will be made by early-mid April for the following internships: Communications, Health Policy, Workplace Advocacy and Workplace Legal. Public Health and Reproductive Rights internship and Reproductive Health Legal Internship are already filled for the summer.

National Partnership Fall and Spring Internship Program

The National Partnership offers internships during the fall and spring semesters only to students who are receiving academic credits from an accredited college or university. Students who receive academic credit for an internship may or may not receive remuneration from a third-party for their participation in an internship program. The National Partnership does not pay individuals who intern during the fall or spring semester; we will work with your college or university to help you fulfill requirements associated with receiving academic credit for your internship.

The National Partnership provides fall and spring semester interns who spend three or more days/week at the National Partnership a stipend in the amount of $50 per week to defray the cost of transportation and food.

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2019 internships and certain Spring 2020 legal internships. Applications will be accepted until July 21, 2019. Application review will begin on July 22 and notifications will be made by the end of August 2019. Please click through the links below for descriptions and application instructions:

National Partnership Summer Internship Program — please check back in January 2020 for the application link.

During the summer, the National Partnership offers three types of internships:

  • Internships for academic-credit, where students receive academic credit from an accredited college or university for a summer internship with the National Partnership. Students who are only receiving academic credit and who spend three or more days per week at the National Partnership will receive a stipend in the amount of $50 per week to defray the cost of transportation and food.
  • Internships with remuneration from a third party, where students receive remuneration from a third-party, like their school or another organization, for their participation in an internship program (these students may or may not receive academic credit in addition to remuneration from a third party).
  • Internships paid by the National Partnership. The National Partnership has a limited number of paid internship positions during the summer. National Partnership paid interns will be paid $15/hour for up to a 10-week internship.

About the Organization

For more than 45 years, the National Partnership for Women & Families has fought for every major policy advance that has helped this nation’s women and families. Our mission is to foster a society in which all people can participate fully and equally, and all women and families can live with dignity and achieve economic security — a society in which workplaces are fair and family friendly, women’s reproductive health and rights are secure and everyone has access to high quality, affordable health care that is patient- and family-centered. 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 National Partnership values and encourages diversity and solicits applications from all qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

Please contact internships@nationalpartnership.org with any questions.