NOW Summer 2022 Internships

Washington, DC

Application Deadline: 4/22/22 at 11:59pm Eastern Time

Would you like to become a part of the largest grassroots organization of feminist activists in the United States? Can you see yourself taking action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, and eliminate discrimination? If so, you should consider interning with the National Organization for Women. NOW was founded in 1966 by 49 outstanding feminists who envisioned a future free of sex discrimination. Their vision birthed an organization with chapters across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Within these chapters NOW has amassed over 500,000 contributing supporters and members who are united by NOW’s goal of achieving and protecting the rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life. Still, we need you! Become a part of this historic organization today, by applying to one of NOW’s seven incredible internships.  

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: 

  • Frequent opportunities to organize and attend Congressional and U.S. Supreme Court hearings, press conferences, demonstrations, and rallies 
  • Writing blog posts about current feminist and social justice issues that will be published to NOW’s national website 
  • Attending NOW 101’s: workshops with staff focusing on feminist issues and professional development 
  • Lobbying members of Congress to support key legislation 
  • Engaging with NOW’s grassroots members 

Interns will work with one of the following four teams below.

President's Office: The President’s Office intern will learn firsthand how a grassroots activist organization works by working directly with NOW’s President’s Office. 
  • Attend meetings relating to NOW’s strategic planning, policies, and initiatives 
  • Assist in planning rallies, conferences, and any other NOW events 
  • Help implement RUN NOW efforts  
  • Play an integral role in the internship vetting, interviewing, and hiring process 
  • Take initiative on NOW Feminist Public Square endeavors 
  • Facilitate membership engagement activities 
PAC (Political Action Committee): The PAC intern will learn firsthand how a grassroots activist organization works by working directly with NOW’s Political Director. 
  • Attend meetings relating to NOW’s strategic planning, policies, and initiatives 
  • Assist in planning rallies, conferences, and any other NOW events 
  • Research candidates’ records on women’s rights issues while processing and tracking endorsement requests 
  • Attend PAC related meetings (usually on Saturdays) 
  • Create postings for PAC social media pages 
  • Facilitate the RUN NOW training program
Government Relations: The Government Relations intern assists the director in extensive research and writing tasks relating to legislation, issues, and NOW actions. The intern will also attend coalition meetings, Congressional briefings, and hearings, and report back to staff. Keeping track of current legislation and news stories 
  • Conduct daily research on a variety of women’s issues 
  •  Write memos or briefs on various legislation and events that pertain to NOW 
  • Write informational blog posts that educate the online community on NOW’s positions on a variety of issues, including women’s reproductive rights, economic justice, racial justice, and constitutional equality 
Digital Media/Communications: The Digital Media/Communications intern is responsible for assisting with all digital/social media related material. The intern will support the digital team in: crafting content, sharing weekly content focused on the news and NOW’s core issues, researching core issue content and historical events, and engaging in activist campaigns (i.e. Twitterstorms). 
  • Assist in the creation of NOW-branded social media graphics using Canva 
  • Chapter research 
  • Knowledge of Hey Orca, Photoshop, and video editing is a plus, but not required 
  • Support creating content for TikToks and Social Media Toolkits for ongoing campaigns 
Accounting: The accounting intern is responsible for supporting the Senior Accounting Manager in all primary financial processes. The intern will have an opportunity to learn and gain first-hand experience about financial management from the accounting team, as well as prepare financial reports, assist with reconciling accounts, and other duties as needed: 
  • Reconcile credit card statements 
  • Organize check requests as needed 
  • Work with Membership and Fundraising teams to facilitate check processing 
  • Maintain expense reporting 
  • Provide general data entry, tracking, and management of financials 
Chapters and Membership: The Chapters and Membership Intern will work closely with the Chapters and Membership Managers while gaining exposure to chapter operations, membership relations, and partnership support. An ideal Chapters and Membership Intern should have an understanding of and interest in grassroots campaigns, membership organizations, and nonprofit development. 
  • Facilitate the NOW membership process via EveryAction database 
  • Work with the Membership and Accounting teams to facilitate check processing 
  • Develop and update National NOW resources for chapter leaders and members 
  • Fulfill chapters' orders and requests for signs and T supplies 
  • Assist with chapter inquiries and other requests 
  • Attend and bring ideas to meetings relating to NOW’s strategic planning for chapter engagement 
  • Reach out to and maintain ongoing communication with NOW’s high school clubs and Campus Action Networks
Development: The Development intern is responsible for supporting the Development Manager in all primary fundraising processes. The intern will have an opportunity to learn and gain first-hand experience from the development team, gain exposure to donor stewardship, general fundraising, partnership support, and other duties as needed:
  • Work with the Development team to assist in strategic fundraising efforts through researching fundraising best practices, editing development materials, and assisting in campaign implementation
  • Support donor relations by assisting donor inquiries that include but aren’t limited to processing donations, acknowledgment letters, and updating contact records in the donor database
  • Attend meetings relating to NOW's Direct Mail and Digital Campaign
  •  Outstanding customer service skills, proficient written and oral skills, excellent problem-solving skills, willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of donor database particularly Every Action, knowledge of fundraising practices, past experience in fundraising activities
  • The ideal candidate is pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in finance, liberal arts, or nonprofit management; interested in nonprofit management particularly fundraising

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 the fight for equality and justice once they leave the internship program and return to their communities. 

Salary: NOW pays interns a $700 monthly allowance to offset travel and meal expenses associated with the internship. 24-32 hours per week is preferred. A minimum commitment of 10 weeks is required.

How to Apply:
Complete an online application form here:  Do you have more questions about our internships? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, or please email