WCPI Internship Program
Women’s Congressional Policy Institute Internship Description
The Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (WCPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization whose mission is to bring women policymakers together across party lines to work on issues of importance to women and their families. As part of this mission, it is a goal of the WCPI internship program to develop the next generation of women leaders in public policy.
With a close relationship to the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, WCPI maintains a pace and schedule similar to congressional offices on Capitol Hill. At the same time, we place a great deal of value on collaboration, teamwork, and balancing work with outside interests.
Interns are responsible for assisting WCPI staff in our legislative, programmatic, and administrative work. Such work includes writing for our legislative report, The Source, and assisting with our congressional briefings and other events on Capitol Hill.
Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. A modest stipend is provided.
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, a 1-2 page writing sample, and a brief statement (250-word limit) that expresses your interest in women’s and policy issues.
Please submit your materials via e-mail to webmaster [at] womenspolicy [dot] org.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Internship responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Tracking congressional action – hearings, mark-ups, and floor action – on legislation important to women;
- Writing articles, as assigned, for the weekly legislative report, The Source;
- Assisting with preparation for congressional briefings and events;
- Providing general administrative support to WCPI staff, including answering phones, photocopying, and other tasks as assigned;
- Updating the database of potential donors and congressional contacts
- Assisting the Communications/Program Assistant in maintaining website;
- Representing WCPI at congressional briefings; and
- Performing other tasks as assigned.
Successful interns have a demonstrated interest in women’s issues, excellent written and oral communication skills, a desire to learn the legislative process, careful attention to detail, and can work independently and as part of a team. They are proficient with Microsoft Excel; while not required, previous experience with social media platforms is a plus.
Interns who complete the internship will be well-versed in the federal legislative process, have a broad, bipartisan understanding of policy issues affecting women and their families, and have a better understanding of the operations of a nonprofit organization.
The internship is open to college students of all disciplines/majors.