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Internships/Experiential Learning

Women's Studies Internships:

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
125 Broad Street
19th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 607-3300

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

Planned Parenthood Nassau County – Hempstead
540 Fulton Ave
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: (516) 750-2500

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

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

The mission of this organization is to protect and nurture children whose families are unwilling or unable to care for them, and to strengthen families so that every member has the opportunity to help 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.

EMILY's List
1120 Connecticut Ave. NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 2003
Phone: (202) 326-1400

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 communications, finance/administrative, information technology, major gifts, marketing, new media, political, research, and WOMEN VOTE!

Feminist Majority Foundation
1600 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 801
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (703) 522-2214

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.

National Organization for Women (NOW)
1100 H Street NW, 3rd floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 628-8669

Founded in 1966, NOW is the largest feminist organization in the United States. "An important element of our program is comprehensive leadership training." Interns 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."

NARAL- New York
470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 343-0114

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

The Feminist Press is a nonprofit looking for interns interested in feminism, gender equality, freedom of expression, and social justice issues.

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

The Women's Media Center strives 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 program 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

"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)
Phone: (212) 604-9830

"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 11217-1607
Phone: (718) 596-0342

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
“Amnesty International is a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people – no matter who they are or where they are. We are the world's largest grassroots human rights organization.”
5 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 807-8400

Lambda Legal
20 Wall Street
Suite 1500
New York, NY  10005-3904
Phone: (212) 809-8585

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

"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."

Legal Momentum

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

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


Legal Momentum is the "nation's oldest legal defense and education fund dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls." They have an offices in Washington D.C. and New York City. Both locations offer internships in public policy and advocacy, communication and marketing, accounting, and development.

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

On the whole, women currently do not submit op-eds with anywhere near the frequency that men do. At the OpEd project they are looking to change that. Through various programs, 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
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (718) 638-5000

“The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is an exhibition and education facility dedicated to feminist art – its past, present, and future. Among the most ambitious, influential, and enduring artistic movements to emerge in the late twentieth century, feminist art has played a leading role in the art world over the last forty years. Dramatically expanding the definition of art to be more inclusive in all areas, from subject matter to media, feminist art reintroduced the articulation of socially relevant issues after an era of aesthetic ‘formalism,' while pioneering the use of performance and audiovisual media within a fine art idiom.”

Bust Magazine  

“Founded in 1993, the BUST brand is the groundbreaking, original women's lifestyle magazine and website that is unique in its ability to connect with bright, cutting-edge, influential young women. With an attitude that is fierce, funny, and proud to be female, BUST addresses a refreshing variety of young women's interests, including celebrity interviews, music, fashion, art, crafting, sex, and news. Hip, humorous, and honest, BUST is a cheeky celebration of all things female and a trusted authority on up-and-coming trends among discerning, educated, and culturally aware women.”