If you’re looking for an interesting internship/practicum where you can be part of a team and learn concrete skills, OWL is the place for you. You’ll work with experienced professionals who are interested in mentoring students.  You’ll learn firsthand what it’s like to work at a national non-profit organization. And you’ll leave your internship experience knowing you made a valuable and lasting contribution to a worthwhile cause.


OWL has several internship/practicum opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate students.  OWL prefers interns who can make at least a 3-6 month commitment, and have academic work and/or experience relevant to the issue area of the internship for which they are applying (see below). Strong communications skills and computer proficiency are required. Candidates with an interest in women’s issues and/or aging issues are especially encouraged to apply. Background in health, mental health, pay equity, or retirement security issues a plus. An OWL intern should be personable, creative and passionate.

OWL internships are available year-round, and are unpaid.  However, we may be able to provide a small commuting stipend. OWL is happy to work with your current academic institution so that college credit can be awarded for your work.

Issue Areas

Public Policy: Assist with efforts aimed at getting OWL’s message out to policy leaders and decision makers, including: issue research, attendance at hearings and briefings, legislation tracking and analysis, drafting letters, fact sheets, and articles.

Development: Assist with OWL’s fundraising efforts, including web-based prospect research, writing letters, grant writing, direct mail activities and attending events.

Communications: Assist with OWL’s public relations activities, including press releases, all phases of newsletter production, development of PR materials, etc. Looking for candidates who are familiar with social media and networking sites.  Knowledge of site design is a plus.

Accounting: Assist with membership processing, including updating memberships and processing receipts.

To Apply:

Mail or email an updated resume, cover letter (including the dates of the internship period), a short writing sample, and references to:

ATTN: Internship Opportunities
OWL - The Voice of Women 40+
1627 Eye St. NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006

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