Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||Development Intern|
|Organization:||National Women's Law Center|
|Region:||DC Metro Region|
|Description:||The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) seeks an energetic, detail-oriented intern to provide support to NWLC?s Development team as we prepare for the Center?s 40th Anniversary Annual Event.
NWLC is celebrating four decades of advancing opportunities for women and their families, particularly those most in need. We have succeeded in getting new laws on the books and enforced; litigating ground-breaking cases all the way to the Supreme Court, and educating the public about ways to make laws and public policies work for women and their families. Today, an experienced staff of nearly 60 continues to advance the issues that cut to the core of women?s lives in education, employment, family and economic security, and health and reproductive rights - with special attention given to the needs of low-income women and their families.
Intern Duties and Responsibilities
The Center?s staff has grown considerably since its founding in 1972. Many former staff members, Interns and Fellows have gone on into leadership or other impactful roles in the women?s and social justice policy arenas. The Intern, who is passionate about the Center?s issues, will trace the paths of the Center?s former colleagues, research and interview them, and then document the successes and the contributions they have made in the public policy arena. The Intern will compile this important information for the Center?s 40th anniversary dinner, and all of the former employees will be invited back for the celebration on November 14. The Intern will also provide administrative support relating to the preparation for the dinner, and will attend and work during the dinner on November 14. He or she may also be asked to perform other administrative tasks related to the Center?s general development efforts.
The NWLC office is an extremely friendly environment with many opportunities to learn and make professional connections with staff members that work in many different issue areas. NWLC offers monthly expert-led brown-bag lunches on a variety of timely topics and encourages interns to make the most of their time with the organization.
Ideal candidates should have some college coursework, good research capabilities, and experience in an office environment. S/he must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficiency with MS Word and Excel is required and experience with Outlook and PowerPoint is desirable.
The intern must be detail oriented and a self-starter. S/he must have the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and complete assignments by specified deadlines with speed and accuracy. S/he must have a commitment to progressive women?s issues.
The Development Intern should be available for Fall Semester 2012. NWLC is looking for a part-time commitment (15 hours/week minimum), with flexible start and end dates. NWLC internships are unpaid; NWLC will work with students and their universities to provide college credit for the internship.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications, resume, and three supervisory or academic references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed Human Resources, National Women's Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please. EOE.