IWPR Internship Program

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 three areas: Research, Communications, and Accounting & Operations. 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)

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).

Those applying to the Accounting & Operations internship need only submit a cover letter and resume, also in a single PDF file.

Please specify the internship for which you are applying in the e-mail subject line and send to Erika Jauregui, the Internship Coordinator, at internships@iwpr.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.

**We are currently filling internship positions for summer 2020! The deadline to submit applications is March 20, 2020.**

Please direct any questions to Erika Jauregui, the Internship Coordinator, at internships@iwpr.org. Applicants will be notified directly if they are selected for an interview.