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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: jobs@swhr.org

Positions Available



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.

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Intern for Government Affairs 

  • Responsibilities -Assists in all government affairs activities, including: 
    • Maintaining  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 issues.
    • 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.
    • Attends meetings, hearings, or briefings as assigned on behalf of SWHR.
    • Assists with maintaining copies and files.
    • Other 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.
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