Job Opportunities & Internships

The Women’s Congressional Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization whose mission is to bring women policymakers together across party lines to advance issues of importance to women and their families.

Individual Giving Manager

Established in 1995, 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 advance issues of interest to women and their families. WCPI sponsors programming for women Members of Congress and women congressional chiefs of staff, a congressional fellowship program, policy briefings on Capitol Hill, and several signature special events focused on key bipartisan women’s issues.

Following the election of a record number of women to Congress, WCPI has reached a critical phase in its development, and is seeking to expand and diversify its base of support.

We are seeking a development professional to serve as the Individual Giving Manager, reporting to the President. This is a new position; it will be an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to create and build a robust annual giving and major gifts program.


Annual Giving Program

  • Create and implement a development plan for annual giving, including goals for renewals, upgrades, and acquisition
  • Create and implement direct mail and digital campaigns, including written materials
  • Collaborate with Communications Associate to activate social media for development
  • Ensure that donors are acknowledged and thanked appropriately
  • Oversee and support gifts processing and donor record management
  • Generate monthly annual giving report
  • Other duties as assigned

Major Gifts Program

  • Create and implement a development plan for major gifts with specific goals, giving opportunities, and strategies for identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors/prospects
  • Work in collaboration with President and staff to create compelling case for support for major gifts
  • Establish, manage, and grow a major gifts portfolio of at least 75 individual prospects
  • Participate in approximately 100 face-to-face visits annually, including visits with President, other staff, or board members
  • Plan and oversee strategic donor cultivation and stewardship events
  • Create and oversee a system to track donor relationships
  • Create briefing materials for President in advance of major donor meetings, as required
  • Conduct prospect research as required
  • Work with board development committee to identify, cultivate, and steward major gifts prospects, and report on development progress at board meetings, as required
  • Assist the President with board fundraising requests
  • Generate monthly major gifts report.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong commitment to WCPI mission.
  • 3-5 years of experience working in an annual giving and major donor gift program.
  • Knowledge of moves management.
  • Experience working in partnership with senior leadership and boards
  • Excellent communication and solicitation skills, both written and verbal; attention to detail.
  • Self-directed, confident, positive individual with sense of humor.
  • Team player who is able to juggle many priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with donor databases and Microsoft Office Suite.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to No phone calls please!


Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for our summer 2019 internship positions. 

Communications/Development Intern

WCPI is seeking a communications/development intern to help implement its comprehensive media and major gifts strategies. The intern will work closely with the staff to implement the organization’s communications and development plans.


  • Assist Communications Associate with monitoring various social media sites and updating social media with relevant content as appropriate
  • Work with Communications Associate to maintain content on WCPI website, including program-specific video content
  • Update WCPI media list with contacts at key Capitol Hill publications
  • Work with Communications Associate to strengthen program-specific social media pages (e.g., Facebook Fellowship, intern alumni, etc.)
  • Work with Individual Giving Manager to identify potential donors
  • Work with Individual Giving Manager and other staff to develop donor-specific social media campaigns
  • Provide administrative support for Individual Giving Manager as needed

Successful candidates will have excellent oral and written communication skills; great sense of humor is a plus. Please submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample (1-2 page limit), and a 250-word limit statement expressing your interest in the position via This is a paid internship.

Please indicate “Communications/Development Intern” and the term for which you are applying (e.g., summer 2019) in the subject line when submitting your application.

General Internship Program

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 and in nonprofit organizations.

Position Summary

Interns are responsible for assisting WCPI staff in our programmatic and administrative work. Such work includes assisting with our congressional briefings and other events on Capitol Hill.

This is a paid internship. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday; accommodations can be made for student’s class schedules.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, a 1-2 page writing sample, and a brief statement (250-word limit) that explains your interest in WCPI and women’s issues via e-mail to Please indicate “General Internship” and the term for which you are applying (e.g., summer 2019) in the subject line.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Internship responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Tracking congressional legislation important to women introduced each week;
  • 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 Associate 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, 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 have a better understanding of policy issues important to women and their families and the operations of a nonprofit organization.

The internship is open to college students of all disciplines/majors.