Internships

Location: National NOW Action Center, 1100 H Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C.
Application Deadline: Fall: June 24

“This was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in my college career and only solidified my love for advocacy and my passion for the women’s movement.” – Aurea Bolaños Pera (President’s Office Intern)

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:

  • A 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

Do you have more questions about our internships? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Duties

Interns will work with one of the following teams:

President's Office
    President’s Office interns will learn firsthand how a grassroots activist organization works by working directly with NOW’s President and her assistant.
    • Assist with staffing the president at speaking events
    • Sit-in on various meetings relating to NOW’s policies and initiatives
    • Work on data management
    • Helping with fundraising
    • Communicating with NOW chapters across the country
    • Assist in planning rallies and any other NOW events
Vice President’s Office
    Vice President’s Office interns will work closely with the Vice President to elect the first woman president to the United States by coordinating Ms. President NOW Campaigns at the National Office and throughout the country.
    • Communicate with NOW chapters and activists
    • Assist with Ms. President NOW Campaign efforts
    • Write endorsements for candidates on behalf of NOW
    • Staff the Vice President at meetings and events
Communications
    Communications Interns are responsible for assisting NOW's Communications Assistant with all social media related material. Interns will also be responsible for researching, drafting, and editing articles for NOW's various publications.
    • Help manage social media pages for NOW: moderating comments, creating weekly content based around the news, historical events, and current activist events
    • Responsible for writing blogs on NOW related issues and events
    • Support other departments through social media and outreach
    • Track media hits and update press clips on website
    • Analyze social media data and performance
    • Take photographs at events when appropriate
    • Coordinate various projects for NOW campaigns
Policy and Grassroots Outreach
    Participate in grassroots outreach and aid the Policy & Grassroots Outreach Team in implementing NOW’s Strategic Action Program. Help research, create, and distribute material to NOW's state organizations and local chapters.
    • Responsible for researching NOW's various issues
    • Help create activists tool kits and other materials to be distributed to the grassroots
    • Write blog posts and attend events
Government Relations/Public Policy
    Interns will assist the director in extensive research and writing tasks relating to legislation, issues, and NOW actions. Interns will also attend coalition meetings, Congressional briefings, and hearings, and report back to staff.
    • Keeping track of current legislation and news stories
    • Conducting daily research on a variety of women’s issues, and writing memos or briefs on various legislation and events that pertain to NOW
    • Participate in writing informational blog posts that serve in educating the online community on NOW’s positions on a variety of issues, some of which include: women’s reproductive rights, economic justice, racial justice, and constitutional equality
    • Attend briefings on Capitol Hill for which you will be responsible for reporting on
Fundraising and Development
    Fundraising and Development interns will learn highly marketable skills for the non-profit world by assisting the Fundraising Manager to retain and expand our donor base and improve NOW’s diverse fundraising efforts.
    • Work on projects including researching donor engagement strategies and best practices
    • Drafting and proofreading content for donor communications
    • Researching potential foundation and individual support, updating profiles in the donor database
    • Managing aspects of the donor acknowledgement program, and other duties as assigned
Political Action Committee
     Interns will have the opportunity to be involved with NOW’s PAC organizing.
    • Processing endorsement requests
    • Researching candidates record on women’s rights issues
    • Sitting in on PAC related meetings

Qualifications

Prospective interns should be hard working, enthusiastic and flexible individuals who possess or seek a working knowledge of women's issues and feminist organizing. Interns should also be committed to continuing to struggle for equality and justice once they leave the internship program and return to their campuses and communities. A minimum of 2 days per week is required. Full time interns are preferred.

Salary

NOW offers volunteer, unpaid internship opportunities, both full and part time, throughout the year. College credit for these internships can be arranged.

How To Apply

Interested interns must send the following to internships@now.org: