These Job Search Tools focus on jobs that relate to Women’s Studies fields including Women’s Rights, LGBTQ Rights, Issues of Race, and much more:

Association for Women’s Rights in Development

Black Career Women’s Network

Career Women

The Chronicle of Philanthropy 





The American Association of University Women

“AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.”


Fellowships & Grants Intern (Internship)

Campus Initiatives and Leadership Programs Intern (Internship)

Communications Intern (Internship)

Salary Negotiations Program Intern (Internship)

Web Production Intern (Internship)

Legal Advocacy Fund Intern (Internship)

Development Intern (Internship)


Center for Health and Gender Equality

The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) is a U.S.-based nongovernmental organization whose mission is to ensure that U.S. international policies and programs promote sexual and reproductive health within a human rights framework of women and girls worldwide. We envision a world where sexual and reproductive health and rights are universally recognized and sexual and reproductive health care is accessible and available to all.

CHANGE works to ensure that U.S. foreign policy accurately considers the linkages between HIV/AIDS, family planning, reproductive health, violence against women and stigmatization of vulnerable populations.

CHANGE advances its mission by monitoring the impact of U.S. policies and programs overseas, and advocating for effective, evidence-based policies and increased funding for critical HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and family planning programs.


Child Advocacy and Women’s Rights International (CAWRI)

“Child Advocacy and Women’s Rights International (CAWRI) is a 501c3 nonprofit and is located in Washington, DC. Our motto, Educate, Enable, Empower, encapsulates our mission to promote child welfare and women’s rights around the world. CAWRI advocates for equal access to education, health, and entrepreneurship for women. Our current project initiatives are in Afghanistan, but we are hoping to expand our efforts into other developing countries. Through our income generating and educational projects we provide women, and consequently their children, with the opportunity to lead sustainable and healthy lives.”


DC KinCare

“At DC KinCare Alliance, we seek to achieve a future where all DC children live in a safe and stable home without fear of abuse or neglect.  We believe that supporting kin caregivers (usually grandparents or other relatives) who raise children in crisis will help accomplish this goal.  We work to support kin caregivers who have opened their homes and hearts to DC’s most vulnerable and at-risk children whose parents are not able to care for them.  Parents may be incarcerated, homeless, have a substance abuse or mental health problem, and/or abuse or neglect their children.  Kin often step up to care for these children who have multiple and varied needs without any assistance, and do so despite the fact that many live in poverty and are disabled themselves.  At DC KinCare Alliance, we respect and empower kin to care for these children by identifying and advocating for effective health and mental healthcare, substance abuse treatment, financial supports, legal representation, and other support services for the whole family unit.  We hope that, through our work, we can break the cycle of child abuse and neglect in DC.”


Family Equality Counsel

“Family Equality Council is a national organization working to ensure full social and legal equality for the approximately three million LGBTQ parents and their six million children by providing direct support, educating the American public, and securing inclusion in legislation, policies, and practices. Over the past 30 years, we have built an approach that strengthens families in three ways: building our community to support parents and children; sharing our stories to open hearts and minds; and raising our voices to create social justice for all families.”


Genetic Alliance

“Our work in Expecting Health focuses on improving the health delivery system for women, children, and families across multiple points in life. We use the lens of screening and testing throughout the preconception, prenatal, and childhood periods to increase knowledge and promote the dissemination of evidence-based materials and resources.”



HIPS promotes the health, rights, and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by sexual exchange and/or drug use due to choice, coercion, or circumstance. HIPS provides compassionate harm reduction services, advocacy, and community engagement that is respectful, non-judgmental, and affirms and honors individual power and agency.

We believe that those engaged in sex work, sex trade, and drug use should be able to live healthy, self-determined, and self-sufficient lives free from stigma, violence, criminalization or oppression. We will achieve this through engaging sex workers, drug users and our communities in challenging structural barriers to health, safety, and prosperity.

Internships Include:

Mobile Services Internship

Syringe Access Internship

Prevention Services Internship

Development/Social Media Internship

Operations Internship


Human Rights Campaign

Find your role in one of 25 program areas, ranging from political to development, communications to education.

  • Gain valuable professional skills while developing your voice as an LGBT advocate and leader
  • Play an active role in the nation’s largest LGBT equality organization
  • Connect with some of the foremost LGBT and allied leaders through educational brown bag seminars and other events

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), located in Washington, D.C., conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities and societies.

IWPR is committed to assisting the professional development of students and graduates interested in economic justice for women. IWPR’s internship program is designed to provide participants with challenging work experiences under the guidance and supervision of staff with extensive knowledge of women’s policy issues, social science research, and non-profit management.

IWPR offers four Summer Internships: Research Internship, Communications and Outreach Internship, Development Internship, and Accounting and Human Resources Internship.


International Center for Research on Women

“ICRW has been the premier applied research institute focused on women and girls for the last four decates. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices in South Asia and Africa, ICRW provides evidence-based research to inform policies and programs that alleviate poverty, promote gender equality and protect the rights of women and girls. Corporations, foundations, governments and civil society organizations partner with ICRW to discover through rigorous research how to dismantle barriers and help women and girls achieve their full potential. ICRW’s focus areas include adolescent girls, agriculture and food security, economic empowerment, HIV and AIDS, population and reproductive health, gender-based and intimate partner violence.

At ICRW, we believe that research can and should be a process of social development, and employ participatory methods whenever appropriate. Further, ICRW pursues intersectional research to the greatest extent possible when resources allow. All research we undertake serves to advance ICRW’s mission of improving the status of women and girls, promoting gender equality and eradicating poverty.

Human Resources Intern (Internship)


National Center for Transgender Equality

NCTE accepts rolling applications for Fall, Spring and Summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students (including MSW). Applicants may apply as a general intern or social work intern. Law Students see Legal Internships/Fellowships here. Generally, interns will gain experience in all areas of the organization; however, applicant preferences for focuses of their internship (policy, racial and economic justice, social work,  communications, or development) will be honored to the best of NCTE’s ability. Internships have flexible start and end dates. While internships are typically unpaid during the school year, during the summer NCTE offers a stipend that should cover living expenses in DC. NCTE can also work with a student’s university to assure academic credit is received (if eligible for credit).


National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments.

The Museum offers 9 different internships.


National Organization for Women

Location: National NOW Action Center, 1100 H Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C.
Application Deadline: Spring: Nov 1, Summer: March 15, Fall: July 20

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


N Street Village

“N Street Village empowers homeless and low-income women to claim their highest quality of life by offering a broad spectrum of services and advocacy in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. The Village also provides affordable rental housing for low and moderate-income individuals and families.”



OWL uses education, research and advocacy to be the voice of women over 40 in the halls of power, speaking out on issues such as:

•  Encore entrepreneurship
•  Cost-effective and comprehensive health care
•  Social Security
•  Wellness
•  Retirement security
•  Long-term care

We have earned a place at the table through the integrity and quality of our work and our nonpartisan, collaborative approach. We don’t just identify problems, we search for and propose solutions.

OWL has internship positions in: Public Policy, Development, Communications, and Accounting.


Population Action International

PAI champions policies that make it possible for every woman to have quality reproductive health care. We work with policymakers in Washington and our network of partners in developing countries to remove the policy roadblocks between women and the care they need.


Tahirih Justice Center

“We protect courageous immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence. By elevating their voices in communities, courts, and Congress, we are creating a world where all women and girls enjoy equality and live in safety and with dignity.”


Washington Peace Center

The Washington Peace Center is a multi-issue, grassroots, anti-racist organization working for peace, justice and nonviolent social change in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. We envision a world based on respect for people and the planet that is achieved through nonviolence, peace and social justice.

Our mission is to provide education, resources, and action for those working for positive social change and a world free from oppression. We strengthen the impact of peace and justice movements by:

  1. Fostering greater collaboration among activist groups
  2. Bridging the gap between global, national & local issues and communities, and
  3. Providing the material support to achieve these goals.

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