The WCPI General Internship program strives to develop the next generation of women leaders in public policy and in nonprofit organizations. Interns are responsible for assisting WCPI staff in our programmatic and administrative work. Such work includes assisting with our congressional briefings and other events on Capitol Hill. Interns who complete the internship will have a better understanding of policy issues important to women and their families and the operations of a nonprofit organization.
Successful interns have a demonstrated interest in women’s issues, excellent written and oral communication skills, careful attention to detail, and can work independently and as part of a team. They are proficient with Microsoft Excel; while not required, previous experience with social media platforms is a plus.
The internship is open to undergraduate students 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.
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 core value. Since 1995, our mission of bringing women policymakers together across party lines and women’s leadership programs have set 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate “General Internship” in the subject line.
Please note that current circumstances due to 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.
Due to the number of applications we receive, we will not be able to contact individual applicants regarding the status of their applications or the internship program. We appreciate your understanding and patience, and we hope that you and your loved ones remain safe during this difficult time.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Internship responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Tracking congressional legislation important to women introduced each week;
- Assisting with preparation for congressional briefings and events;
- Providing general administrative support to WCPI staff;
- Updating the database of potential donors and congressional contacts
- Assisting the Communications Associate in maintaining website;
- Representing WCPI at congressional briefings; and
- Performing other tasks as assigned.