Internship Opportunities

All internships all in-person in Washington, DC.
It is crucial to ensure that women's voices are heard and women leaders are fully engaged in key policy decisions. At WFPG, we advance women's leadership and highlight their contributions through international issues programs and mentoring. We believe that by highlighting women leaders in foreign policy, we provide important role models for the next generation and create a vital network of women from different sectors, generations, and backgrounds.

WFPG interns work as part of the WFPG team and are given the opportunity to improve their knowledge of international issues, learn how a small non-profit organization operates, and connect with accomplished women working in international affairs. Part-time interns who commit to 3.5 months (15 weeks) during the school year or three months (13 weeks) during the summer are eligible for a $900 stipend. Full-time interns who commit to 3.5 months (15 weeks) during the school year or three months (13 weeks) during the summer are eligible for an $1800 stipend.
Part-time internships are 20 hours per week and full-time internships are 40 hours a week. Office hours are 9 am-5 pm yet some events are held in the evening hours. All interns must be eligible to work in the United States and the WFPG is unable to sponsor visas.

Internship opportunities: The WFPG offers two different internship opportunities each semester, one focused on program planning and one focused on communications. Applicants are welcome to apply for one or both internships.
  • Programs Internship: Focuses on planning and outreach for programs with international affairs officials and experts.
  • Communications Internship: Focuses on raising WFPG visibility and maintaining its digital presence through our website, social media, quarterly digital newsletter, and print materials.
Deadlines:
Spring - November 28th
Summer - April 1st
Fall - August 15th

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Early applications are strongly encouraged!

Meet our interns!
 
PROGRAMS INTERNSHIP
Overview: The WFPG is looking for responsible and motivated interns to focus on planning and outreach for programs with international affairs officials and experts. In addition to assisting with our programs, interns also research foreign policy topics before events, publish articles on events, and assist with membership outreach.

Responsibilities:
  • Support the planning of events, including: event outreach; managing RSVP lists; creating and gathering event materials; and day-of logistical support
  • Work with staff to draft correspondence and print materials for programs and membership outreach
  • Research foreign policy topics and prepare briefings for WFPG’s global issues programming
  • Write articles and event summaries for WFPG website
  • Assist with membership records, finances, and database updates
  • Attend and represent the WFPG at external events
  • Support WFPG team on additional projects and initiatives as assigned, including our annual fundraiser, Celebration of Women Diplomats and Guide to Women Leaders
Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a Bachelor’s or Master’s program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of foreign affairs
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; must be able to interact effectively and professionally with a diverse range of people
  • Well-organized and attentive to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Available for a minimum of 2 days per week in spring/fall or 4 days per week in summer
  • Eligible to work in the United States. The WFPG is unable to sponsor visas.
Interns have the opportunity to:
  • Network with mid- and senior-level professionals from across the international affairs field
  • Learn more about a wide range of international issues and the operations of a small non-profit
  • Participate in career development, Young Professional Network roundtables, and mentoring initiatives
  • Attend and cover external events at the State Department, think tanks, and embassies

Part-time interns who commit to 3.5 months (15 weeks) during the school year or three months (13 weeks) during the summer are eligible for a $900 stipend. Full-time interns who commit to 3.5 months (15 weeks) during the school year or three months (13 weeks) during the summer are eligible for an $1800 stipend.

Apply: Our Spring 2023 Internship Application is now CLOSED. The application for Summer 2023 will open later this spring. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and early applications are encouraged. If you have any questions or experience any difficulties with the form, reach out to us at [email protected].

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COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP
Overview: WFPG is looking for specialized interns to focus on raising WFPG visibility and maintaining its digital presence. The communications intern works closely with the Program Associate and Executive Director on the WFPG's website, social media, quarterly digital newsletter, and print materials, as well as collaborating with programs interns on programming and event research. While some interns join us with previous web and social media skills, we also welcome applicants with an interest in developing these skills through their internship.

Responsibilities:
  • Design and prepare event invitations and webpage in advance of each event or new initiative
  • Maintain a strong social media presence across platforms and develop campaigns for WFPG programs
  • Draft content and layout for WFPG newsletters, mass email campaigns, and print materials
  • Research foreign policy topics and prepare briefings for WFPG’s global issues programs
  • Write articles and event summaries for WFPG website
  • Coordinate with programs interns on event preparation and provide day-of support at events, including photography and social media
  • Attend and represent the WFPG at external events
  • Make updates to the website as needed, including posting submissions to the WFPG Voices blog, updating the homepage with recent events and news, etc.
  • Support WFPG team on with additional projects and initiatives as assigned, including our annual fundraiser, Celebration of Women Diplomats and Guide to Women Leaders
Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a Bachelor’s or Master’s program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of foreign affairs
  • Keen eye for design and detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; must be able to interact effectively and professionally with a diverse range of people
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Previous experience with HTML coding, design programs like Canva, photo editing, or managing club or office social media accounts is helpful, but not required
  • Available for a minimum of 3 days per week in spring/fall or 4 days per week in summer
  • Eligible to work in the United States. The WFPG is unable to sponsor visas.
Interns have the opportunity to:
  • Network with mid- and senior-level professionals from across the international affairs field
  • Develop and hone professional writing, communication, and design skills
  • Learn more about a wide range of international issues and the operations of a small non-profit
  • Participate in career development, Young Professional Network roundtables, and mentoring initiatives
  • Attend and cover external events at the State Department, think tanks, and embassies

Part-time interns who commit to 3.5 months (15 weeks) during the school year or three months (13 weeks) during the summer are eligible for a $900 stipend. Full-time interns who commit to 3.5 months (15 weeks) during the school year or three months (13 weeks) during the summer are eligible for an $1800 stipend.

Apply: Our Spring 2023 Internship Application is now CLOSED. The application for Summer 2023 will open later this spring. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and early applications are encouraged. If you have any questions or experience any difficulties with the form, reach out to us at [email protected].


The WFPG is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for our staff, volunteers, program participants, and community. WFPG seeks and values diversity and inclusion in its activities, and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other historically underrepresented groups to apply. The WFPG will not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training and other terms or conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability status, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, political affiliation, genetic information, protected veteran status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.