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Paid WCPI Communications/Development Internship Program (Fall 2023)

The Communications/Development intern plays a key role in helping expand our outreach and fundraising initiatives. The intern will work closely with the staff to implement the organization’s communications and development plans.


Successful interns will have their finger on the pulse of social media and digital outreach and a genuine interest in development/fundraising work. Previous experience in graphic design, social media planning, website maintenance, and/or video editing is strongly preferred. They will have excellent oral and written communication skills; a great sense of humor is a plus. 

This paid internship is open to current undergraduate students of all disciplines/majors, and those who have graduated within the past six months. Interns are expected to work 20-40 hours per week, Monday through Friday; accommodations can be made for students’ class schedules.

The internships will be hybrid, with in-person work in our office and on Capitol Hill combined with some remote work. Applicants therefore must be located in the DC area for the duration of the internship.

Please note that interns will not be housed by WCPI and will be paid the $17 per hour D.C. minimum wage. Also, please ensure you will be able to live in the DC Metro area (D.C. proper, Northern Virginia, or Maryland) and that the pay will be sufficient before possibly agreeing to an interview.

Students currently enrolled in a graduate program are not eligible for the internship program and are strongly encouraged to apply instead to our fellowship program. Please see the fellowship page for more information.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief statement answering the following:

Our mission to bring together a community of bipartisan women policymakers and trusted partners to advance issues of importance to women, develop the next generation of women leaders, and foster a more effective and representative democracy sets us apart from other advocacy organizations. In 500 words or less, please explain how your experience in communications and/or development would advance this mission. Please cite one or two examples of any previous communications work.

Due to the number of applications we receive, we will not contact individual applicants regarding the status of their applications. We will contact you after the deadline if, and only if, we decide to move forward with your application. We expect to notify candidates selected for interviews by mid-February to early March. 

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Internship responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assist Communications Associate with monitoring various social media sites and updating social media with relevant content as appropriate
  • Work with the Communications Associate to maintain content on WCPI's website, including program-specific video content
  • Develop donor-specific social media campaigns and outreach
  • Provide administrative support as needed