IWPR is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard for race, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. IWPR’s work is supported by foundation grants, government grants and contracts, donations from individuals, and contributions from organizations. IWPR is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
IWPR seeks to observe the following operating principles:
- As an institution IWPR strives to work toward organizational sustainability to ensure maximum benefit for women and families over the long term
- As a partner, IWPR strives for respectful collaboration, open communication, and on-time delivery of its promised contributions and focuses on forging common purpose on behalf of all women while acknowledging differences among them
- As a place to work, IWPR strives to build an atmosphere in which staff take pleasure in doing their work, share in the joy of discovery and policy impact, and are valued fairly for their contributions; where initiative, innovation, and risk-taking are encouraged; and where staff members enjoy equal opportunity and are enabled to discuss freely their concerns about their working environment
In 2020, IWPR partnered with Working Ideal to conduct a compensation study to help ensure that our compensation program is in alignment with our values and the market. While many choose to work at mission-driven organizations because of their commitment to social change, we know fair and equitable compensation is key to attracting and retaining top talent. Recent research shows that traditional education and experience-based hiring and compensation models are a barrier to inclusive hiring. This equity issue is rooted in the educational attainment gap that exists by race and ethnicity. We hope that IWPR’s new experienced-based compensation framework is consistent and promotes equity and transparency for existing IWPR employees, applicants and new hires. Click HERE to view the IWPR compensation program
IWPR Internship Program
IWPR is not currently offering internships for 2023.
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), located in Washington, D.C., conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences. Throughout the internship program, our interns will learn about the fundamentals of the non-profit sector, grow in their professional development, and gain insight into policy research on intersectional issues that impact women’s economic justice. IWPR interns work closely with staff and assist in a number of activities—including providing research, outreach, and administrative support—to help further IWPR’s mission and goals.
IWPR offers internships in two areas: Research and Communications Internships are paid and the time commitment is flexible. Start and end dates for the semester program are relatively flexible and typically run through the standard spring and fall university semesters. IWPR also offers full-time internships over the summer that typically last for a period of 10 weeks.
We welcome all interested applicants, including international students and college students of all levels and majors, to apply. IWPR is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
While the internship will be an opportunity for professional development, applicants should consider the following general requirements:
- A passion for women’s issues and economic justice
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Good computer skills
- Prior office experience is desirable, as interns are responsible for a minimal amount of general office work (e.g. answering phones, photocopying, filing, and maintaining the library)
Research Areas for summer 2021:
- Student Parent Success Initiative: Increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women and women with children.
- Status of Women in the States: The economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States.
- Center on the Economics of Reproductive Health: Promoting public understanding and awareness of the link between access to reproductive health care services for women and their long-term economic security and well-being.
- Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and the Economy: Exploring the areas of race, ethnicity, gender, and the economy using intersectional and racial equity frameworks to better understand the experiences of women of color, their families, and communities in the economy and society.
- Research & Action Hub: Supporting research and innovative policy solutions to accelerate women’s economic, political, and social power in society and the workforce.
To learn more about our research areas, click here.
How to Apply
To apply to for a Research & Administrative or Communications internship, applicants must submit all application materials in a single PDF file that includes:
- a cover letter;
- a resume, and
- a writing sample (3-5 pages).
If applying for a research internship, please indicate which research area(s) (see above) you are most interested in working under.
Please specify the internship for which you are applying in the e-mail subject line and send to Toccaro Barkley, Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While IWPR accepts applications on a rolling basis, it recruits and fills positions when available. Check this page for postings to see when IWPR is recruiting. The deadline to submit applications for summer 2021 internships is April 25, 2021.
Please direct any questions to Toccaro Barkley, Office Manager, at email@example.com. Applicants will be notified directly if they are selected for an interview.