Health Policy Intern

About The National Women’s Health Network

Founded in 1975, the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) improves the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making. We are consumer activists, supported by a national membership of thousands of individuals.

Position Description

The NWHN seeks a college student, current graduate student, or recent college graduate who is interested in serving as a health policy intern working on women’s health policy and advocacy. The policy intern will report to the Policy Advocacy Department staff but will work closely with all departments within the organization. This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization with a national reach while influencing state and national policymaking in order to make a real difference in women’s health.

This is a full-time internship opportunity.

Specific Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct research on a variety of topics related to women’s health
  • Draft policy memos, news alerts, letters, and advocacy materials
  • Copy edit and proofread materials as requested
  • Attend meetings with advocates and policymakers
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Demonstrated interest in women’s health and/or public policy
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail

Location, Hours, Start Date, Duration

This position is based in Washington, D.C. A firm commitment of 32 hours per week is required. The internship will start at a mutually agreed upon date and may continue beyond the term based on availability, mutual interest, and satisfactory performance. Interns receive a stipend of $185 per week to assist with commuting to and from the office and additional expenses.

How to Apply

To apply for the policy internship, email your resume, a cover letter, and a 1-2 page writing sample to Include "Policy Internship" in the subject line of your email along with the term (winter/spring, summer, or fall) that you are applying for. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. NWHN will work with students and their colleges or universities to complete any documentation required.


This description is intended to provide an overview of this position and is not all inclusive. The incumbent in the position will be expected to perform other duties as required. Responsibilities may change over time. This description is provided for informational purposes only. The National Women’s Health Network is an equal opportunity employer.