The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies.
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.
The Institute will offer internships in four areas for the Summer of 2013.
Research Internship (7 positions available). Interns will provide administrative and research support to researchers. Duties include: assisting with literature reviews and data collection; designing charts, graphs and tables; answering phones; and filing. Qualifications: Strong organizational skills, good interpersonal skills, interest in policy research and women’s issues; and experience with statistics, economics or social sciences through coursework. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel required; knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, and graphics software a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.
Research areas for the summer of 2013 include:
Communications and Outreach Internship (1 position available). Intern will provide administrative and editorial support to the communications team. Duties include: assisting with proofreading; distributing e-newsletters and new releases; updating IWPR blogs and social media; building media lists and managing databases; tracking news clips; assisting with layout and design of IWPR products; answering phones; and filing. Qualifications: Creative, innovative, and detail-oriented individual with good writing and computer skills; knowledge and experience with Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn; knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Quark Xpress, or other desktop publishing software preferred; layout and web design experience with content management systems (CMS) a plus.
Development Internship (1 position available). Intern will help development team with direct mail, grant-writing, funder research, and other elements of nonprofit fundraising. IWPR receives support from foundations and government agencies, as well as individual and organizational supporters. Qualifications: Should have an interest in fundraising and nonprofit management; prior experience with fundraising at any level is desirable, but not required; basic computer skills required and prior experience working with donor databases preferred.
Accounting Internship (1 position available). Intern will provide support to the Finance Director. Duties include: expense allocations, accounts payable tasks, bank deposits and reconciliations, creating and maintaining spreadsheets, and data entry; filing and tracking and organizing financial records. Qualifications: Strong organizational skills; attention to detail; good interpersonal skills; experience with or interest in nonprofit accounting through coursework or previous internships. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel required; knowledge of Quickbooks or other accounting software a plus.
All IWPR interns must have good computer skills, excellent writing and communication skills, and an interest in women’s issues. Prior office experience is desirable, as interns are responsible for a certain amount of general office work, such as photocopying, answering phones, filing, and maintaining the library.
IWPR is committed to diversity and encourages people of all ethnic, cultural, economic, and sexual orientations to apply.
Summer internships run for a period of 10 weeks, beginning in May or June and ending in July or August. Starting and ending dates are flexible. Interns receive a stipend of $155 per week.
Persons interested in applying should submit a cover letter specifying the internship for which they are applying, a resume, and one confidential (sealed) letter of recommendation. Those applying for the Research, Communications and Outreach, and Development Internships should also submit a writing sample of 3-5 pages. Applicants may email or mail their materials to firstname.lastname@example.org or the address below:
Institute for Women's Policy Research
1200 18th Street NW, Suite 301
Washington , DC 20036
Letters of recommendation must be emailed or sent by mail to the Internship Coordinator directly by the recommender.
Applications for Summer 2013 Internships are due by March 1, 2013. Please note that only complete applications will be considered. Applicants will be contacted only if selected for an interview. Questions may be addressed to the Internship Coordinator via E-mail at email@example.com.
No phone calls, please.