Join Our Team

Help us write the NWHN’s next chapter, protect women, and save lives.

The NWHN wouldn’t be able to accomplish our mission without our incredible staff and interns. This is an exciting year for us and for all our applicants! Our goal is that everyone who helps this organization feels valued and supported by this organization and gets the chance to leverage their unique talents in the service of women’s health. Together, we will work to amplify the Network’s influence and craft impactful policy and activism campaigns that make real differences in the lives of thousands of women.

Having an independent voice whose sole constituent is women is important. The Network makes sure that women’s stories, issues, and health concerns are addressed both at a grassroots level and through federal policy. It’s trustworthy, it’s unapologetic, and industry doesn’t silence the Network.

– Caila Brander, 2017 Policy Fellow and Intern & 2018 New Member

Current Openings

The Helen Rodriguez-Trias Women’s Health Leadership Program is the Network’s internship program. We provide internship tracks for one intern during September through December, January through April, and May through August. Interns may work with Operations, Development, Policy, or Communications.


We need health, but above all we need to create a grounding for healthy public policy that redresses and salvages the growing inequities. We cannot achieve a healthier us without achieving a healthier, more equitable health care system, and ultimately, a more equitable society.” Helen Rodriguez-Trias


Internship Overview

The Helen Rodriquez-Trias Women’s Health Leadership Internship develops student health leader by participating in:

  • Key initiatives that drive advocacy and policy,
  • Creating strategic communications,
  • Fundraising, stewardship, and donor development, and
  • The administrative side of running a major women’s health nonprofit women.

What Our Interns Do
The internship experience at the Network is a unique one. Intern’s contributions are essential to the workings of the Network. Typical internship responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research and drafting thought pieces focusing on our policy pillars.
  • Developing health education materials.
  • Attending a wide variety of out-of-office meetings, including Congressional briefings, Senatorial hearings, and educational forums hosted by other organizations.
  • Learning about and exploring countless women’s health topics.
  • Researching and writing articles on emerging young women’s health issues for the Network’s newsletter and social media.


Internship Term & Compensation
Internships typically last 10-12 weeks. Internships are 20 hours a week and may be worked hybrid as projects allow. When available, interns receive a stipend of $250/week and are made available by the financial support of the Coleman Foundation, the Eunice Corfman Internship Fund, and individual donors. If interns’ institution allows, we can also provide college credit.


How to Apply

Applications should include:

  • Resume
  • Writing sample (No longer than 4 pages and it can be an excerpt of a longer piece.)
  • Cover letter (It should explain your interest in women’s health and why you want to work for the Network. It should NOT be a generic cover letter used to apply to multiple internships.)

Please send materials to [email protected].


In your cover letter, please indicate when you are seeking to do your internship. Be as specific as possible when listing your requested internship dates.


Internship decisions are made on a rolling basis, so it is best to apply early. For those wishing to intern during the summer term, complete application materials must be received by March 15th, 5:00 PM (EST).




Following directions is an important part of the application process.


Please do not call to check on your application status as a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you within two weeks of receipt.

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