The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR), a national non-profit organization based in Washington DC, is widely recognized as the thought leader in research on sex differences and is dedicated to improving women's health through advocacy, education and research.
SWHR is committed to drawing a creative, talented and energetic staff that represents the diverse communities that we advocate for.
In addition to an open, friendly and flexible work atmosphere, we offer employees: a comprehensive health insurance package; a 403(b) retirement plan; and other benefits.
To apply for a position below, email your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org
As an intern at SWHR, you will participate in the organization and execution of different programs and activities depending on your department.
Intern for Communications Department
- Responsibilities - updating media list and news service distribution list, researching specific women’s health issues, helping increase the organization’s web presence and constituency.
- Learning Objectives - how to do background research, how to maintain contact lists, and basics of non-profit advocacy communication.
- Requirements - excellent research and excellent communication skills, including strong writing and proofreading skills and completion of college-level courses in English, journalism, communications, public relations, or media studies.
Intern for Fundraising Department
- Responsibilities - assisting with tracking invitations to and pledges for annual gala, liaison with vendors, entering and processing donations, preparing acknowledgment letters and reports, updating donor files, and researching potential sources of support.
- Learning Objectives - basics of non-profit fundraising and event management.
- Requirements - excellent communication skills, including strong writing and proofreading skills with knowledge of basic English grammar, punctuation, and style, and completion of college-level courses in English, communications, or public relations.
Intern for Policy Department
- Responsibilities - assisting with annual submission of appropriations testimony, grassroots efforts, managing educational briefings, maintaining web pages, drafting correspondence with Congressional offices, and drafting legislative updates and alerts. Attend meetings, hearings, or briefings.
- Learning Objectives - learning SWHR policy issues; the appropriations process and effort from a non profit perspective; the operations of a policy department; exposure to advocacy efforts; and experience interaction with congressional staff for briefings, lobbying and grassroots efforts.
Intern for Science Department
- Responsibilities - reviewing scientific publications and conducting online research, reviewing current web material and suggesting updates and/or changes to webmaster, drafting material to be posted online, assisting with member prospecting and other membership society fundraising, and office support.
- Learning Objectives - how to do secondary research on women’s health and sex differences, how to manage citations and execute basic office support tasks, the basics of website maintenance and composition, and the basics of fundraising for professional societies.
- Requirements - strong writing and research skills, completion of college-level courses in life/health sciences.