National Women's Health Network Internship Profile
- “At the NWHN I got to meet motivated, smart, and funny women who are invested in their work--very inspiring!”
- “I wish I had more time at my internship; this was a great experience!”
- “It has given me better insight into the world of women's rights non-profits and possible career paths.”
- Respondents rated both the perks and the insight into the industry/potential career paths 9.50 out of 10.
Locations: Washington, DC
Number of Interns: n/a
Compensation/Benefits: Stipend, Stipend - $160 / week (Fall; Spring); Unpaid (Summer). Perks: Speaker Series
Length: 6 to 12 weeks, 12 weeks
Responsibilities: Administrative, Arts and Design, Editorial, Education, Health Care, Research, Technology
Founded in 1975, the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) is a nonprofit organization that strives to improve women’s health and influence health policies through critical analyses of women’s health issues. It employs six full-time staff members and a rotating group of interns. The organization analyzes and transmits health research information and monitors federal regulatory agencies, funding agencies, and the health industry.
NWHN interns work under the Women's Health Voice-Communications department but also gain experience working with other departments when projects arise. NWHN strives to give interns the experience of working at a nonprofit as a whole, including communications, program/policy work, and membership and individual giving. Intern responsibilities may include creating health education materials, attending Congressional briefings and Senatorial hearings, managing NWHN’s blogs and social media, researching and writing articles on women’s health issues, and assisting with NWHN’s fundraising efforts.
Rolling. Candidates must send in an application form, resume, cover letter, and writing sample (one to three pages).
Open to undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students, and career changers. Non-US citizens are welcome to apply.