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Newcomb College Institute has close relationships with the following internship programs. Please meet with Betsy Lopez if you are interested in applying to these organizations, as NCI can assist you with your application and give you further information on the programs. Please contact her at

  • Note for Employers: If you work for an organization that promotes gender equality, focuses on women’s rights, or otherwise does work connected to Newcomb College Institute’s mission, please contact Betsy Lopez to set up a time to talk about promoting your internships. She can be reached at 504-314-7654 or via the e-mail listed above.


CHILDREN AT RISK seeks candidates for internship positions in the Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being (CPFWB). This internship is a unique opportunity to work with the CPFWB to address research, evaluation, policy, advocacy, and education related to parent education, postpartum depression, domestic violence, child abuse prevention, and overall family well-being.  

Founded in 1989, CHILDREN AT RISK is an active research and advocacy group dedicated to improving the quality of life of Texas’ children in the areas of education, health, parenting, human trafficking, and juvenile justice reform. We are the leading source of accurate information on children’s issues and an advocate and catalyst for change concerning the needs of all children in Texas.  

Location: 2900 Weslayan St., Suite 400 | Houston, Texas 77027
How to apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume, brief letter of interest, and one-page writing sample to Frances Nguyen at


EMILY’s List

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $400 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political organizations ever. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research women's issues, and turn out women voters. We've trained over 9,000 women to run and helped elect over 100 women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 11 governors, and over 700 to state and local office. Since its founding in 1985, almost one-third of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color - including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic congresswoman currently serving.

EMILY’s List interns have the opportunity to do substantive work, while gaining in-depth experience in the political sector. EMILY’s List offers full-time internships in nine departments.  

Location: 1800 M Street NW, Suite 375N | Washington, DC 20036
Pay: Unpaid
How to Apply: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, you are encouraged to apply early for best consideration. No phone calls please.


Girls Inc. DC Internship Program Description

Girls Incorporated of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area is a nonprofit organization and an affiliate of Girls Incorporated, the 145-year old national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Girls Inc. responds to the changing needs of girls through research-based programs and public education efforts that empower girls to understand, value, and assert their rights. Guided by our vision of empowered girls and an equitable society, Girls Incorporated WDCMA aims to close the gender gap one strong, smart and bold girl at a time!  

Girls Inc. WDCMA Program:
The College-Bound Girls! Program is a summer camp for middle-school girls ages 11 to 15 and promotes girls’ academic, social and emotional well-being in an atmosphere of fun, focus and girl-time. Topics and activities cover health, wellness, and sexuality; economic and financial literacy; math, science and technology; violence prevention; media literacy; sports; leadership development and advocacy; and “Adventure Girls” field trips and excursions. Interns will be actively involved in the summer camp and behind the scenes. Interns have the unique opportunity to develop and implement camp curriculum, including participating in field trips and motivating campers to participate. 

Location: Girls Inc. Center at Howard University, 2401 Fourth Street, NW, Washington, DC
Pay: Unpaid
How to Apply: 
Please submit cover letter and resume to Christina Parrish at; no phone calls please.



NOW is the largest, most comprehensive feminist advocacy group in the United States with hundreds of thousands of contributing members and hundreds of state and local chapters across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our mission is to bring women into full participation in society – sharing equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities with men, while living free from discrimination. 

Each semester NOW interns participate in a wide range of activities that provide them with the tools and knowledge to become activist leaders, such as: 

• Comprehensive leadership training
• Frequent opportunities to organize and attend Congressional and U.S. Supreme Court hearings, press conferences, demonstrations, and rallies
• Training in our successful, time-honored grassroots organizing tactics
• Weekly intern discussion groups and field trips on a wide range of feminist issues

Location: National NOW Action Center, 1100 H Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C.
Pay: Unpaid
How To Apply: Interested interns must send the following to 1. A completed application form 2. A cover letter 3. A resume 4. Two letters of recommendation 5. A writing Sample (1-3 pages)



URGE seeks committed individuals who are passionate about reproductive/social justice to join our team. As an intern for URGE, you’ll get an inside understanding of the fight to attain reproductive justice both locally and at the federal level in the nation’s capitol, as well as an opportunity to hone your professional skills in a fast-passed environment.  

URGE interns conduct meaningful tasks and are responsible for their own individual projects.

Location: 1317 F Street NW, Suite 501 Washington, DC 20004
Pay: Paid
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for two references (attached as one .pdf document) to, with the subject “URGE Internship.” No phone calls please. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.


Women’s Policy, Inc.

Women’s Policy, Inc. Interns will be heavily involved in the daily activity in the office. They will participate in staff meetings and play an active role in discussions. Interns will be involved in the organization of Capitol Hill briefings and events, the writing of WPI’s weekly newsletter, The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, which covers legislative action important to women and their families, and other relevant projects in the office. Duties will vary week by week, depending on the needs of WPI. Interns also will perform a variety of daily tasks that help keep our office going, including clerical/administrative tasks, such as answering phones, faxing, photocopying, and database entry. 

For more information about the WPI internship program, please contact Cheryl Williams at 202-554-2323 or at

Location: 409 12th Street, SW, Suite 600 | Washington, D.C. 20024
How to Apply: Along with a cover letter and resume, interested applicants must submit a 1-2 page writing sample, along with a brief statement (250-word limit) that expresses your interest in women’s and policy issues. Please submit your materials via e-mail to


Women with a Vision (WWAV)

Women With A Vision, Inc. (WWAV) is a community-based non-profit, founded in 1989 by a grassroots collective of African-American women in response to the spread of HIV/AIDS in communities of color. 

Development interns will assist WWAV staff in all fundraising activities, both at the grassroots level and in larger arenas. Volunteers will have the opportunity to: research potential funding sources (foundations, corporations, individuals, and public sources), explore donors and grant opportunities, assist in grant-writing and proposal writing, send acknowledgement letters and other correspondence, assist with donor and database management, and explore ways to increase the organization’s visibility to potential new donors. The volunteer will also assist in running fundraising events, and help WWAV set up internet and social media fundraising campaigns.

Communications interns will support the work of the communications team. This may include researching and developing educational materials, taking photos and videos for promotional work, drafting materials and correspondence, and creating info sheets, policy briefs, event programs, flyers, and reports. Interns may also assist in writing for the blog, updating social media platforms, creating social media campaigns, and performing online outreach. 

Areas of program work may include: HIV/AIDS Education and Advocacy, Gender-Based Violence Prevention, Sexual and Reproductive Health Education, Harm Reduction, LGBTQ Rights, Reproductive Justice Advocacy, Civic Engagement and Public Policy, Social Work, and Public Health  

Location: 1226 N. Broad Street New Orleans, LA 70119
Pay: Unpaid
How to Apply: Applicants, please fill out this form to apply.

  • Alumnae: If you know of an organization that offers quality internships for undergraduates, please contact Betsy at with information on the internship. 


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Arum Group LLC 

The Arum Group, LLC is a Washington, DC based boutique Democratic consulting firm specializing in political and non-profit fundraising, campaign training, and special events. 

Responsibilities for finance interns include but are not limited to assisting in office administration, event planning, scheduling, and program execution. Interns will work directly with Principal of organization and will receive training on fundraising fundamentals. They will participate in Call Time with members of Congress and organize and staff events for clients. 

Location: 625 3rd St. NE Suite #2 | Washington, DC 20002
Pay: Transportation stipends are provided
How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume via email to Madalene Mielke at

Chrysler Museum of Art 

The Chrysler Museum of Art is proud to offer college students and recent graduates the opportunity to explore museum work through special projects designed by members of the Chrysler staff. Internships help familiarize students with potential museum careers across a variety of departments. 

How to Apply: To apply for a summer internship, candidates should submit the following:
- A cover letter of interest, in which you state your interest in an internship at the Chrysler Museum of Art; why this experience will help you achieve your career goals; which three departments are of interest to you and why, please list them in order of preference
- A letter of recommendation from faculty/previous employer/volunteer coordinator
- A resume or curriculum vitae
- Application materials may be submitted by mail or by email to
- For submissions by email, please use the subject line "Internship Program."


Tulane has many other great resources to help connect you to internships. Check out Career Services, CPS, and CELT for internship listings and guidance. You should also talk with your advisors and academic departments to find out about internships. Please click the links below to explore these opportunities. If you secure an internship through one of these other campus organizations or on your own, you can still apply for NCI internship funding. Please see qualifications, requirements, and our application on our NCI Internship Summer Funding Program page.


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