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Women’s Studies Internships:

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
    125 Broad Street
    19th Floor
    New York, NY 10004

    Phone:(212) 607-3300

    Website: http://www.aclu.org/careers/8

    Description: Legal internships. Students will be involved with either the ACLUF national security project, ACLU LGBT & AIDS project, ACLUF immigrants’ rights project, or ACLUF affiliate support and advocacy department.

  • Brooklyn Historical Society
    128 Pierrepont Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Phone: (718) 222-4111

    Website: http://www.brooklynhistory.org/about/internships.html

    Description: The Brooklyn Historical Society offers a variety of opportunities for historically based internships such as, oral history interns, public programs/visitor services interns, development/membership interns, education interns, and interns in research to assist in their "In Pursuit of Freedom" program. Please see their website for more details.

  • Planned Parenthood Nassau County – Hempstead
    540 Fulton Ave
    Hempstead, NY 11550

    Phone: (516) 750-2500

    Website: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/nassau-county/

    Description: Planned Parenthood is a well known and well established center for reproductive health care, sexuality education, and pro-choice advocacy. There are multiple branches in Nassau county, the closest being a very short distance from campus down Fulton Ave. You can either visit the website above and search for volunteer and internship opportunites, or contact Brianna McKenzie, who is looking for students to be part of the PPNC’s public affairs and education department, at either (516) 750-2665 or Brianna.mckenzie@ppnc.org.
  • Girl Scouts of Nassau County
    110 Ring Road West
    Garden City, NY 11530

    Phone: (516) 741-2550 ext. 223

    Website: www.gsnc.org

    Description: Girl Scouts of Nassau County has internships that allow students to work directly with girls, as well as indirect service internships working in their marketing, fund development, and product program departments.

  • Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families
    151 Lawrence Street, 5th floor
    Brooklyn, New York 11201

    Phone: (646) 315-7633

    Website: www.egscf.org 

    Description: From their web site: the mission of this organization is to protect and nurture those children whose families are unwilling or unable to care for them and to strengthen families so that every member has the opportunity to thelp themselves toward a better future. One program offered by EGSCF is STEPS to End Violence (STEPS), a holistic program of services for victims of gender-based violence with a focus on prevention, intervention, and policy advocacy. http://www.egscf.org/programs/steps/

  • EMILY’s List
    1120 Connecticut Ave. NW
    Suite 1100
    Washington, DC 2003

    Phone: (202) 326-1400

    Website: http://emilyslist.org/who/jobs/

    Description: EMILY’s list, or Early Money is Like Yeast, is an organization "dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to every level of office." Internships are available in six departments: communications, finance/administrative, information technology, major gifts, marketing, new media, political, research, and WOMEN VOTE! See the site listed above for more details and to apply.

  • Feminist Majority Foundation
    1600 Wilson Boulevard
    Suite 801
    Arlington, VA 22209

    Phone: (703) 522-2214

    Website: http://feminist.org/intern/

    Description: "The Feminist Majority Foundation seeks highly motivated undergraduate students with an interest in the public policy and political science, particularly in areas concerning gender, human rights and development. Interns must demonstrate a strong academic record and preferably have a background in the feminist movement and/or feminist issues. Internships are available in our Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices."

  • National Organization for Women (NOW)
    1100 H Street NW, 3rd floor
    Washington, D.C. 20005

    Phone: (202) 628-8669

    Website: http://www.now.org/organization/intern.html

    Description: Founded in 1966, NOW is the largest feminist organization in the United States. They state that "An important element of our program is comprehensive leadership training." Interns will have "frequent opportunities to organize and attend Congressional and U.S. Supreme court hearings, press conference, demonstrations and rallies" as well as "training in our successful, time-honored grassroots organizing including workshops on campus organizing, coalition building and networking." See the website above for more information.

  • NARAL- New York
    470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor
    New York, NY 10016

    Phone: (212) 343-0114

    Website: http://www.prochoiceny.org/about/jobs.shtml

    Description: NARAL Pro-Choice America works to ensure the availability of safe and legal abortion, effective contraceptive options, and quality reproductive health care. Internships are available in, Community Organization, Communication/Multimedia, and Adolescent Health Care Communication. See website above for more details.

  • The Feminist Press at CUNY
    365 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 5406
    New York, NY 10016

    Phone: (212) 817-7915

    Email: internships@feministpress.org

    Website: http://www.feministpress.org/about-fp/internships

    Description: Perfect for students with an interest in the field of publishing, The Feminist Press is a nonprofit looking for interns interested in feminism, gender equality, freedom of expression, and social justice issues. See the site above for details, and application instructions.

  • The Women’s Media Center
    320 West 37th Street
    Floor 12A, Suite C
    New York, NY 10018

    Email: Michaela@womensmediacenter.com

    Website: http://www.womensmediacenter.com/index.php/get-involved/internvolunteer.html

    Description: The Women’s Media Center works to make women more visible and powerful in the media, whether that be women’s stories being told, or women telling the stories. Current positions include Programs Intern, Social Media Intern, Development Intern, and Communications Intern.

  • League of Women Voters of the City of New York
    4 West 43rd Street
    Suite 615
    New York, NY 10036

    Phone: (212) 725-3541

    Email: lwvnyc@hotmail.com

    Description: The mission statement of the League of Women Voters is as follows "The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy". There is no official application, so for more information call or email the office

  • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
    80 Maiden Lane
    Suite 1504
    New York, NY 10038
    (Multiple office all over the nation, see  website for more information)

    Phone: (212) 604-9830

    Website: http://www.thetaskforce.org/about_us/interns_and_fellows

    Description: "The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has worked to eliminate prejudice, violence and injustice against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at the local, state and national level since its inception in 1973. As part of a broader social justice movement for freedom, justice and equality, the Task Force is creating a world that respects and celebrates the diversity of human expression and identity where all people may fully participate in society." They offer a variety of positions, see the website listed above for full details and more information on how to apply.

  • The Audre Lorde Project (ALP)
    85 South Oxford Street
    Brooklyn, NY

    Phone: (718) 596-0342

    Website: http://alp.org/getinvolved/internships

    Description: The Audre Lorde Project specializes in working towards progressive social and economic change for LGBTSTGNC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans & Gender Non- Conforming) people of color. Interns can work in field ranging from immigrant rights to fundraising.

  • Amnesty International – New York Internship Program
    5 Penn Plaza
    New York, NY 10001

    Phone: (212) 807-8400

    Email: nyinternshipcoordinator@aiusa.org

    Website: http://www.amnestyusa.org/get-involved/volunteer-positions-and-resources/internships-at-amnesty-international-usa/new-york-internship-program

  • Lambda Legal
    20 Wall Street
    Suite 1500
    New York, NY  10005-3904

    Phone: (212) 809-8585

    Website: http://www.lambdalegal.org/about-us/jobs/

    Description: Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to the full recognition of civil right for those in the LGBT community, as well as those with HIV. They work to achieve this goal via litigation, education, and public policy work. As a result they offer internships in the legal field, development field, and in education and public Affairs.

  • GEMS – Girls Educational & Mentoring Service
    298 W 149th St # 1
    New York, NY 10039-2741

    Phone: (212) 926-8089

    Email: tia@gems-girls.org

    Website: http://www.gems-girls.org/get-involved/jobs-volunteering

    Description: From the mission statement: "Girls Educational and Mentoring Services’ (GEMS) mission is to empower girls and young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential. GEMS is committed to ending commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of children by changing individual lives, transforming public perception, and revolutionizing the systems and policies that impact sexually exploited youth." Current internships include: Communications & Development Intern, GEMS Administrative Intern, and Girls Are Not For Sale Campaign Coordinator.

  • Legal Momentum
    New York:
    395 Hudson Street
    New York, NY 10014
    Phone: (212) 925-6635

    Washington DC:
    1101 14th Street, NW, Suite 300
    Washington, DC 20005
    Phone: (202) 326-0040

    Website: http://www.legalmomentum.org/about/internships/

    Description: Legal Momentum is the "nation's oldest legal defense and education fund dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls". They have office in Washington D.C. and are headquartered in New York; internships in public policy and advocacy, communication and marketing, accounting, and development, as well in as other non-profit management field, are available in both locations.

  • The OpEd Project
    260 Fifth Avenue, 9th floor
    New York, New York 10001

    Email: info@theopedproject.org

    Website: http://www.theopedproject.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=122&Itemid=97

    Description: On the whole, women currently do not submit op-eds with anywhere near the frequency that men do, and at the OpEd project they are looking to change that. Through various program, they work to encourage all sorts of women to be more vocal in sharing their opinions in print.

  • Brooklyn Museum - The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
    Brooklyn Museum
    200 Eastern Parkway
    Brooklyn, NY 11238

    Phone: (718) 638-5000

    Website: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/education/adults/summer-internships.php

    Description: Brooklyn Museums feminist art collection is truly impressive, and includes the famous installation "The Dinner Party" by Judy Chicago. Internships are available in curatorial, Community Committee, and administrative departments.

  • International Women’s Tribune Centre
    777 United Nations Plaza
    New York, NY 10017, USA

    Phone: (212) 687-8633

    Website: http://www.iwtc.org/90.html

    Description: From their website: " The International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC) is an international non-governmental organization established in l976 following the United Nations International Women's Year World Conference in Mexico City. With a commitment to empowering people and building communities, IWTC provides communication, information, education, and organizing support services to women's organizations and community groups working to improve the lives of women, particularly low-income women, in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Western Asia." There are a multitude of different internships available, see the site above for more details.

  • Feministe 

    Email: feminist@gmail.com

    Website: http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2011/03/03/feministe-is-looking-for-a-good-intern/

    Description: Feministe is one of the oldest, and most respected feminist blog. It takes pride in being designed by and run by women "from the ground up". The internships would included working for the blog, twice a week, and either meeting with the Editors in New York, or calling them, once a week. "The ideal candidate would be an avid reader of feminist and social justice blogs, a strong writer and a passionate social justice activist. The candidate would also be willing to think creatively and outside of the box, and be able to work professionally with guest writers, advertisers and readers." And it’s paid!

  • Bust Magazine  

    Website: http://www.bust.com/webtern-application/

    Description: Bust Magazine is a "feminist pop-culture magazine", and like nearly all magazine in recent years, they are moving more and more content to a corresponding website. This internship would require the intern to have a Mac computer, and live in the New York City area, as well as be proficient in programming, the internet, and computer graphics.

  • New York Women’s Agenda
    Attn: Barbara Coen
    P.O. Box 8419, FDR Station
    New York, NY 10150-8419

    Phone: (212) 937-2411

    Website: http://newyorkwomensagenda.org/node/45

    Description: NYWA is a coalition of women" professionals, organizations, and community activists who support the diversity and interests of NY women through collaboration, advocacy, and education." They currently are offering internships in "Economic Empowerment Advocacy" and "Technology and Online Media". See the site above for more details.

  • Righteous Pictures

    Email: mail@righteouspictues.com

    Phone: (305) 942-8482

    Website: http://righteouspictures.com/jobs/

    Description: Righteous Pictures is a film production company as well as a social action organization. They utilize film making and films, in the form of documentaries and other media projects, in order to bring about progressive societal change. They are currently offering a Social Media Internship in the area of "Women’s rights, war and peace building, and general Righteous Pictures"