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Emily's List

EMILY's List identifies viable candidates for federal and state wide offices and supports them in three ways:

  1. Raising Campaign Contributions. Members of the EMILY's List network choose from a roster of recommended candidates, and contribute $100 or more to at least two candidates. In 2000, 65,000 members contributed a record $9.3 million to candidates during the two-year election cycle, which funded critical campaign activities that gave our candidates the competitive edge.
  2. Building Strong Campaigns. EMILY's List conducts candidate recruitment, strategic research, campaign staff training and referral, and provides technical assistance from our in-house team of political, fundraising and communications professionals.
  3. Turning Out Women Voters EMILY's List WOMEN VOTE! is a nationwide, multi-election campaign to help mobilize Democratic women voters. When women vote, women win!

Internships may be available in communications, politics, development (fundraising), or research. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Online application form, email question form provided. EMILY's List, 805 15th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005. Telephone: (202) 326-1400.

Feminist Women's Health Center of Atlanta, Georgia

The Feminist Women's Health Center of Atlanta, Georgia, offers a variety of internship options: for example, a Board of Directors Internship, Clinical Internship, Counseling Internship, Grassroots Organizing Internship, Lesbian Health Internship, Web Site Internship. Summer internships require 200 hours of time, typically 20 hours a week for 10 weeks. Other internships scheduled during the rest of the school year are designed individually, but are usually between 150 and 180 hours. There are no internship stipends, but travel stipends will be available to interns in financial need.

For more information, please contact the internship coordinator at (404) 248-5445, check out:

Institute for Women's Policy Research

The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) is a non-profit, research organization that works primarily on issues related to equal opportunity and economic and social justice for women. IWPR is committed to assisting the professional development of students and graduates interested in economic justice for women. IWPR's internship program is designed to provide participants with challenging work experiences under the guidance and supervision of researchers with extensive knowledge of women's policy issues and social science research. Internships associated with research, organizational development and fundraising, and business/human resources are available. Summer Internships have application deadlines in early March and will begin in May or June and will last a minimum of ten weeks, but starting and ending dates are flexible. These are full-time positions with a stipend of $100 per week and a local transportation subsidy.

Direct questions to:

Internship Coordinator
Institute for Women's Policy Research
1707 L Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036.

National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League

NARAL has full and part-time paid and unpaid intern positions. All candidates must have a commitment to NARAL's goals, an interest in developing the NARAL network, good communications, organizational and writing skills and computer skills. Internships are available in DC and nationwide. Online application form.

For more information, contact:
1156 15th Street, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005

Jobline: (202) 973-3093.

National Organization of Women

NOW interns participate in a wide range of activities that make their internships stand out. These are just a few of the exciting activities interns get to be a part of: Frequent opportunities to organize and attend Congressional and U.S. Supreme Court hearings, press conferences, demonstrations and rallies; Intern Lobby Day which includes a "how to lobby" workshop; time-honored grassroots organizational training, including workshops on campus organizing, coalition building and networking; and weekly intern discussion groups and field trips on a wide range of feminist issues that are led by National NOW staff and officers. Internships are offered for Spring, Fall or Summer.

For more information, check out the internship page, or contact:

Anita Murano
NOW Intern/Volunteer Coordinator
733 15th Street, NW, Second Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Application Deadlines:

Spring Internship: November 20
Summer Internship: March 15
Fall Internship: July 30.

The Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer

The Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer in Washington, D.C. has paid internship opportunities in client services to lesbians with cancer, their partners, and caregivers; education and information to the lesbian community about cancer; education to healthcare providers; advocacy on lesbian health issues in national and local arenas.

National Women's Health Network in Washington, D.C.

The National Women's Health Network in Washington, D.C. has fall, spring, and summer internships available. Interns work on a variety of issues such as contraceptive technologies, reproductive rights, breast cancer, young women's health, AIDS and national health care reform. Interns are asked to commit to a minimum of 12 weeks, and to spend four days per week in the office. Fall and spring interns receive a small stipend. Additional financial assistance packages are available.

For more information, contact:
Stephanie Donne at (202) 347-1140

514 10th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004

Main office: (202) 347-1140
fax: (202) 347-1168

Off Our Backs

Off our backs, a feminist women's news journal, is looking for some radical women to intern. Hours are very flexible and work environment is relaxed and casual. Off our backs has been in existence since 1970 and is a collectively run publication. As an intern you will: take part in collective meetings; review and analyze mainstream and special-interest publications for information; assist with layout and design; have the opportunity to write articles for the publication; assist with general office duties and organizational responsibilities.

For more information, contact: Jenn Smith at (202) 234-8072 or

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to:
Jenn Smith
c/o Off Our Backs
2337B 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Fax: (202) 234-8092