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“This internship has given me access to the legislative process in a way that very few undergraduate students can obtain while still being paid. “

-Melody Magly, 2019 Intern

The Communications/Development intern plays a key role in helping expand our outreach and fundraising initiatives. The intern will work closely with the staff to implement the organization’s communications and development plans.


Successful interns will have their finger on the pulse of social media and digital outreach and a genuine interest in development/fundraising work.  They will have excellent oral and written communication skills; a great sense of humor is a plus. 

This paid internship is open to undergraduate students, and those who have graduated within the past 6 months, of all disciplines/majors. Interns are expected to work 35-40 hours per week, Monday through Friday; accommodations can be made for student’s class schedules.

Students who currently are enrolled in a graduate program are strongly encouraged to apply instead to our fellowship program. Please see the fellowship page for more information.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief statement answering the following:

The Women’s Congressional Policy Institute considers bipartisan women’s political leadership as its one of its core values. Our mission to bring together a community of bipartisan women policymakers and trusted partners to advance issues of importance to women, develop the next generation of women leaders, and foster a more effective and representative democracy sets us apart from other advocacy organizations. In 500 words or less, please explain why you are interested in interning at WCPI, specifically, and why our mission and programs are important to you.

The application deadline for each application cycle is 5 p.m. Eastern (no exceptions) and are as follows:

  • Summer internship application cycle: Opens December 1- Closes February 15
  • Fall internship application cycle: Opens April 20- Closes June 15
  • Winter/Spring internship application cycle: Opens September 1- Closes November 15

Please submit your application to and indicate “Communications/Development Internship” in the subject line. 

Due to the number of applications we receive, we will not be able to contact individual applicants regarding the status of their applications. However, we will contact you after the deadline if we decide to move forward with your application.

Please note that current circumstances due to the COVID-19 may require that WCPI delay, suspend, or cancel acceptance and review of applications in the event we must cancel the internship in its entirety.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Communications Associate with monitoring various social media sites and updating social media with relevant content as appropriate
  • Work with Communications Associate to maintain content on WCPI website, including program-specific video content
  • Update WCPI media list with contacts at key Capitol Hill publications
  • Work with Communications Associate to strengthen program-specific social media pages (e.g., Facebook Fellowship, intern alumni, etc.)
  • Work with the President to identify potential donors
  • Work with the President and other staff to develop donor-specific social media campaigns
  • Provide administrative support as needed
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