Spring 2022 Internships

Location:
Washington, DC

Application Deadline: 11:59pm ET, November 15, 2021

The National Organization for Women is the largest grassroots organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of thousands of contributing supporters and members in chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since ​its​ founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

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
  • 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

Please Note: The NOW office will operate under a hybrid model in which interns will be required to work remotely and in-office on a weekly basis.

Duties:
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 and any other NOW events
  • Play an integral role in the internship vetting, interviewing, and hiring process
  • Take initiative on NOW Book Club 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 and any other NOW events
  • Research candidates’ records on women’s rights issues while processing and tracking endorsement requests
  • Attend PAC related meetings
  • 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, and 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: The Digital Media 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
Chapters/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 Windfunds software
  • Facilitate mailing inquiries regarding Nixies
  • Work with the Membership team to facilitate check processing
  • Develop and update National NOW resources for chapter leaders and members
  • Fulfill chapters' orders and requests for signs and 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
Accounting/Fundraising: The Accounting and Fundraising 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 from the accounting team, as well as prepare financial reports, and assist with reconciling accounts. They will also gain exposure to donor stewardship, general fundraising, partnership support, and other duties as needed:
  • Reconcile credit card statements and maintain expense reporting
  • Organize check requests as needed and work with Membership and Fundraising teams to facilitate check processing
  • Provide general data entry and management of financials
  • Work with the Development team to assist in strategic fundraising efforts
  • Attend meetings relating to NOW's Direct Mail and Digital Campaign
  • Write thank you notes/emails to donors and members

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 communities.

Salary: NOW pays interns a monthly allowance of $700 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: https://airtable.com/shrxHbXCdnM3AYIcx