Internships

The Feminist Majority seeks highly motivated undergraduate students with an interest in the public policy and political science, particularly in areas concerning gender, human rights and development. Interns must demonstrate a strong academic record and preferably have a background in the feminist movement and/or feminist issues. The Feminist Majority, one of the nation’s leading feminist advocacy organizations, develops creative long-term strategies and permanent solutions for the pervasive social, political, and economic obstacles facing women. Internships are available in our Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices. Interns work full or part-time during the spring and fall semesters, or full-time during the summer. Full-time interns work 35-40 hours a week, while part-time interns must commit at least 20 hours per week. Regular office hours are 9:30-6:00 but interns may tailor their hours to fit school and work schedules. All who are interested are encouraged to apply. Interns are an essential part of the Feminist Majority offices. They perform a wide variety of responsibilities, including monitoring press conferences and coalition meetings, researching information, attending rallies, and organizing events. Each intern works closely with a staff member in order to learn from direct hands on experience and contribute to substantive projects.

Interns work in one or more of the following areas:

  • Feminization of Power: Create materials and conduct research on strategies to increase the number of women in decision-making positions in the government, both appointed and elected.
  • Public Policy Advocacy: Work closely with senior staff on Congressional hearings, legislation, and research on public policy issues. Legislative work includes both authorizing legislation as well as federal budget and appropriations issues.
  • Communications: Develop print and online materials for Feminist Majority legislative campaigns, assist in the development and writing of the Feminist Majority Report, develop and compose Feminist Majority email alerts on a wide variety of issues, and assist in updating Feminist Majority websites.

How to Afford the Internship

A number of our interns have received grants or financial aid from their schools to participate in our internship program, as well as earning course credit. Feminist Majority also offers up to 10 hours a week of paid administrative work to interns.

Qualifications

Undergraduate feminist women and men in all majors are encouraged to apply. We prefer applicants who have experience working on women’s issues on campus and/or in their communities, or through a previous internship or job. The Feminist Majority is committed to diversity and encourages applications from people of color, people with disabilities, and math/science majors.

Housing

The Feminist Majority does not provide housing for interns but previous interns have found the following links helpful. Washington, DC Housing Options

Application Process

Email your resume, including GPA, cover letter and a writing sample of no more than 5 pages to the addresses listed below. Interns are acepted on a rolling basis for the following periods — Summer (June to August), Fall (September to December), and Spring (January to May). Please specify the internship area in which you would prefer to work.
Washington, DC Office Internship Coordinator Feminist Majority 1600 Wilson Boulevard Arlington , VA 22209 phone: (703)522-2214 toll-free: 1-866-444-3652 fax: (703)522-2219 internship@feminist.org Los Angeles Office Internship Coordinator Feminist Majority 433 S. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills , CA 90212 phone: (310) 556-2500 fax: (310) 556-2509 internshipla@feminist.org
If you have further questions about our internship program, please contact the Feminist Majority. Additional internships are available at our sister organization, Feminist Majority Foundation.