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.
- Communications Internship (undergraduate and graduate students)
- Health Policy Internship (undergraduate, graduate and law students)
- Public Health and Reproductive Rights Internship (MPH & doctoral candidates)
- Reproductive Health Legal Internship (law students)
- Workplace Programs Advocacy Internship (undergraduate and graduate students)
- Workplace Programs Legal Internship (graduate and law students)
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.
National Partnership Summer Internship Program
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.
How to Apply for an Internship
Please submit a cover letter stating: (1) your interest in the internship; (2) the internship you are applying for and when you are available (fall, spring, summer); (3) for fall and spring, confirmation that you are receiving academic credit, and for summer whether you are receiving academic credit, have an external source of funding and what that source is, or are applying for one of the limited number of National Partnership paid internships; (4) your availability (days/hours per week). If you don’t yet know if you will receive external funding or are applying for a National Partnership paid internship, please let us know that as well as when you expect to find out about funding. Along with the cover letter, please submit a resume and a brief writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please indicate for which internship you are applying, as well as Spring, Summer or Fall.
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.
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.