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
Director of Communications with Communication Department activities as needed,
including graphics design, writing and program support. Manages the
organization’s website, social media accounts and monthly e-newsletter. Updates
website contentand develops new graphic content as needed, including
infographics, event programs and invitations, and annual report.
and develops SWHR’s main website content and coordinates new graphics and pages
the production and distribution of email communications via MailChimp,
including e-newsletter, news alerts, and fundraising appeals.
and posts to social networking sites that are overseen by SWHR (Facebook, Twitter,
LinkedIn and YouTube).
and maintains new forms, emails, surveys and auto responders for event registration,
action alerts, donations and other initiatives as requested.
graphic design projects for the organization, including development of
infographics, event material, annual report, brochures and other publications
audience for e-newsletter and other constituent communications.
project ideas for new and improved uses of website to fulfill organizational
issues in response to staff or leadership.
website to attract new users and gain a larger constituent base.
in the design of public education campaign websites, as needed.
with and renews the domains owned by SWHR.
and integrates technologies such as polls, blogs, online discussions, social
networking tools, social bookmarking and podcasts.
oversee the consistency of “look and feel” in all external communications.
SWHR documents as needed and especially for the website.
degree with 2-3 years professional experience
1-2 years of website CMS experience with HTML knowledge
with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, etc.) a
with Microsoft Office, Convio and MailChimp a plus
writing ability with knowledge of AP style
proofreading and editing skills
interpersonal and organizational skills
or interest in women’s health issues a plus
SWHR offers a variety of unpaid internships. As an intern at SWHR, you will participate in the organization and execution of different programs and activities depending on your department.
Intern for Government Affairs
- Responsibilities -Assists in all government
affairs activities, including:
databases and the collation of
public policy information for SWHR Congressional scorecard.
- Assists in
the development of written appropriations testimony that is consistent
with SWHR’s advocacy priorities.
- Responds to
requests for technical assistance including researching particular policy
- Assists in
the monitoring, tracking, and analyzing of legislative issues that have
an impact on women’s health research
- When appropriate, attends Congressional
visits for learning purposes.
meetings, hearings, or briefings as assigned on behalf of SWHR.
with maintaining copies and files.
duties as assigned.
- Learning Objectives - Assist Director of Government Affairs with policy issues, grassroots efforts, briefings and other tasks.
- Requirements -Prefer students
pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in political science, government
relations, international affairs or related field. Requires
knowledge and a basic understanding of the federal legislative processes. Incumbent must be
able to follow written and oral communication directions, while simultaneously
coordinating a variety of complex projects and work within deadlines. Requires
effective oral and written communication skills, creative approaches to problem
solving and the ability to be flexible and work under pressure.
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 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.