NWLC’s internship program provides students the opportunity to work on meaningful projects and to gain valuable hands-on experience. NWLC offers a year-round academic credit internship program and a summer internship program.

Year-Round Academic Credit Internships:

The Center’s Academic Credit internship program is a year-round program designed for students who are receiving academic credits from an accredited college or university.  Students participating in the program may or may not receive third-party remuneration for their participation an internship program.

Although NWLC does not, itself, pay interns who are coming to NWLC at any time during the year for the purpose of receiving academic credit, NWLC will work with the intern’s college or university to fulfill the Center’s supervision and educational obligations associated with the intern’s receiving academic credit for their work at the Center.

NWLC offers stipends in the amount of $10.00 per day to defray the cost of food and transportation to a limited number of interns who are receiving college/university credits in and who will experience a financial need that cannot be met by other resources as the result of their internship with NWLC. The maximum numbers of days for which one can request a stipend is 59 days. In order to receive the stipend, please send a letter to the Director of Human Resources that explains why you believe you qualify for the stipend. Stipends will be paid at the beginning of each month for a mutually agreed upon number of internship days in the month.

Current 2020 Fall Internship Opportunities include: 

2020 Fall Income Security Extern


Application Instructions

NWLC has internships in Administration and Finance, Communications, Development, Child Care/Early Learning and Income Security, Reproductive Rights and Health, Education and Workplace Justice, and Strategy and Policy.

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please submit a complete application package indicating whether you are applying under the Year-Round Academic Credit program or under the Summer Paid Internship program. A complete application package includes a cover letter, your resume, a transcript, a writing sample, and contact information for three supervisors.

The National Women’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values a diverse workforce.  We strongly encourage and seek applications from people with disabilities, women, men, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, veterans, and LGBTQI individuals.

Reasonable accommodations

As noted above, NWLC welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email us at: humanresources@nwlc.org or you may send the request by mail to:

National Women’s Law Center
ATTN: Human Resources Director
11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036