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Spring 2015 Internships

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The Institute will offer internships in four areas during the academic year. All internships are unpaid.

Research Internship

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 science methods through coursework. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel required; knowledge of STATA, SPSS, or graphics software is a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.

Research areas include:

  • The quality of women’s jobs, including wages, access to health insurance, paid sick leave, paid family leave, and workplace flexibility.
  • Increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women.
  • Older women's economic issues, including social security and pensions.
  • The economic, social, and health status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States.

Communications and Online Communications Internship

Intern will provide administrative and editorial support to the communications team, with an emphasis on web and online communications. Duties include: drafting, maintaining, and organizing web content; producing and editing e-mail campaigns, blog posts, and digital content; analyzing online engagement and web traffic; assisting with strategy to drive traffic to IWPR’s website and online products; monitoring traditional and social media; answering phones; filing and other duties.   This is a fantastic opportunity to get hands-on experience in a variety of web-based technologies as well as exposure to PR, marketing, and media relations, and publications processes.

Qualifications: Creative, innovative, and detail-oriented individual with good writing and computer skills; experience working with social media beyond personal use; fluency with web design and graphic design programs (Adobe PhotoShop, DreamWeaver, InDesign); prior experience with HTML and content management systems strongly preferred, and knowledge of programming languages (Python or JavaScript, etc.) is helpful, but not essential.

Development Internship

Intern will help the development team with direct mail, grant-management, 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; familiarity with Microsoft Excel and prior experience with fundraising at any level is desirable, but not required; basic computer skills required and prior experience with donor databases such as is 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. IWPR is committed to diversity on the basis of race/ethnicity, cultural and economic background, sexual orientation, and physical ability.

How to Apply

Individuals interested in applying to the Research, Communications & Outreach, or Development internships should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (3-5 pages), in a single Word or PDF file.

Please specify the internship for which you are applying in the e-mail subject line, to Lindsey Reichlin, the Internship Coordinator, at Applications not submitted in a single Word or PDF file will not be considered.

Beginning November 3, 2014, applications for Spring 2015 internships will be accepted until December 15th. Please direct any questions to Lindsey Reichlin, the Internship Coordinator, at

Applicants invited for an interview will be notified directly.



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