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2022-23 Internship Opportunities

The IWH Internship Program is an intensive, in-person and virtual hybrid program in Washington, D.C. (with the option of being all-virtual), where interns are valued members of the team and contribute to the organization while also establishing relationships and networks that will outlast their tenure. Each intern’s program will be unique, crafted in tandem with IWH staff to match IWH needs to the intern’s interest and experience, and may be part-time or full-time, based on the intern’s availability and academic workload. Interns will be pursuing or have recently completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field, including (but not limited to) political science, communications, law, public health, international affairs, or medicine/biology. IWH is now accepting internship applications for the 2022-23 academic year. All applicants will be considered and will be notified of IWH’s decision by Wednesday, August 31st, 2022.

To Apply

Send your resume & cover letter by Monday, August 15th, 2022 toinfo@theiwh.org

Research Intern

Remote +/or Hybrid, Washington, D.C.

Research Interns will conduct research into specific domestic, international, and multilateral organizations research includes attending meetings, conferences, and working-groups (virtual or otherwise); collecting information and collating data; and making policy recommendations to IWH staff based upon research, among other things. The 2022-23 academic internship runs from mid-September to May, with flexible start and end dates. Fluency in Spanish and/or French is a plus.

Policy Intern

Remote +/or Hybrid, Washington, D.C.

Policy Interns will assist senior staff with national and international policy objectives on women’s health, including analyzing and synthesizing research, drafting talking points, and attending working groups for special projects. Other tasks could include event planning; attending meetings and drafting memos on behalf of senior staff; and drafting policy recommendations, among other things. The 2022-23 academic internship runs from mid-September to May, with flexible start and end dates. Fluency in Spanish and/or French is a plus.

Communications Intern

Remote +/or Hybrid, Washington, D.C.

Communications Interns will oversee the media and social media components for the Institute, including drafting and placing op-eds, writing press releases, drafting and posting the Institute’s social media content. Other tasks could include, but are not limited to: live-tweeting events; note-taking; and establishing relationships with media and other communications staff. The 2022-23 academic internship runs from mid-September to May, with flexible start and end dates. Fluency in Spanish and/or French is a plus.

Development Intern

Remote +/or Hybrid, Washington, D.C.

The development intern will collaborate closely with the communications intern and the Director of Development to increase the knowledge and mission of the Institute. The development intern will help to manage the organization’s development and fundraising initiatives. Other tasks would include: helping to plan fundraising programs, promoting special events, creating development calendars, maintaining databases, and preparing prospect materials. The ideal candidate has either academic background or experience in a relevant field. The 2022-23 academic internship runs from mid-September to May, with flexible start and end dates.

Speechwriter Intern

Remote +/or Hybrid, Washington, D.C.

The Institute for Women’s Health seeks a qualified individual to serve as speechwriter for the President. The Speechwriter must be an excellent writer, able to demonstrate written work experience. The Speechwriter must be knowledgeable of domestic and international policy and terminology, with a keen interest in women’s healthcare. The Speechwriter position will be project-based, part-time as needed, and will report directly to the President in close collaboration with the IWH Policy and Communications teams. The ideal candidate should be entrepreneurial in spirit, have at least a bachelor’s degree, as well as 2-3 years of writing experience. The 2022-23 academic internship runs from mid-September to May. Fluency in Spanish and/or French is a plus.

Medical Intern

Remote +/or Hybrid, Washington, D.C.

Medical Interns will oversee the research initiatives of the Institute, both domestic and international. Research initiatives will be assigned by the President with the intern’s specific interests in mind. Research initiatives include conducting, analyzing, and synthesizing research on special projects; drafting briefer memos for senior staff ahead of high-level meetings; and identifying the major health needs and obstacles of women in various localities across the globe. The 2022-23 academic internship runs from mid-September to May, with flexible start and end dates.

Share Your Story

We want to hear your story about pursuing optimal health, what you’ve had to overcome, and how we can champion you and the efforts being made in your country. The Institute for Women’s Health considers it an honor to advocate for women, who every day overcome health deficits and a lack of resources to survive. We want to help women not only survive—but thrive.

Talk To Us

What are the most pressing needs for the health of women where you live? What barriers or obstacles hinder progress? Are certain health conditions or life stages given inadequate emphasis? Has your government launched a creative health concept or program that is showing success for women, girls, and families thriving? Tell us about it. Have you or your organization launched a creative health program that is showing success for women and families? Do you have published research that addresses a specific health condition or broader health concerns?

Help IWH understand the unique needs and opportunities in your area.

Country Representatives

We invite countries to partner with the Institute for Women’s Health as we work to remove barriers that limit essential progress to the wellbeing of all women and their families.

Share programs and practices.

Has your government launched a creative health concept or program that is showing success for women, girls, and families thriving? Share it with IWH, so we can share the most promising practices with others.

Tell of obstacles that prevent or slow progress for women’s health.

What barriers or obstacles hinder accelerated progress? How do divisive agendas derail real progress? How can progress best be made?
(Respondents have the ability to share this information anonymously if desired.)

Partner with other countries.

To support women’s health, lives, and families, learn more about the Geneva Consensus Declaration Coalition (GCD) by visiting the “Work We Endorse” page. To learn more about the GCD or how your nation can join, contact info@theIWH.org.

Partners & Individuals

Whether you are a health provider, public health professional, health systems architect, faith-based leader, educator, researcher, or individual advocate—you can be part of a network that keeps the focus where it ought to be: on real health advances for women, rather than divisive agendas that move both the goalpost and the prospect for success.

Help us correct the narrative surrounding women’s health across the globe. Every voice matters. Working together, we can succeed.

Join the network.

Sign up for the IWH newsletter and be part of this growing coalition.

Tell your story.

What are the most pressing needs for the health of women where you live? Are certain health conditions or life stages given inadequate emphasis? Share what you have seen or experienced.

Share programs and practices.

Have you or your organization launched a creative health program that is showing success for women, girls, and families thriving? Do you have published research that addresses a specific health condition or broader overall health and thriving? Share it with IWH, so we can share the most promising practices with others.

Support Our Work

Use these resources to learn more about women’s health issues across the world and how you can champion women and families everywhere. Change happens through knowledge and compassion, and one small step can make all the difference.

Contact Us

For questions about women’s health, how to share your story, information about how a country can join the Geneva Consensus Declaration Coalition, or how to partner your time, talents, or financial resources with the Institute for Women’s Health, reach out.