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Organizational Description:  

Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to working with women throughout the world to provide the support and tools they need to have a positive impact in their communities. Through mentoring programs, leadership trainings and individualized support, Vital Voices provides credibility, builds capacity and enhances connections for emerging and established women leaders internationally.

Vital Voices Global Partnership invests in women leaders who are solving the world’s greatest challenges – from gender-based violence to the climate crisis, economic inequities, and more. We are “venture catalysts,” identifying those with a daring vision for change and partnering with them to make that vision a reality.  We scale and accelerate impact through long term investments to expand skills, connections, capacity and visibility. Over the last 24 years, we have built a network of 18,000 change makers across 182 countries, each of whom are daring to reimagine a more equitable world for all.

Today, Vital Voices has a staff of nearly 80 headquartered in Washington, DC. In the coming years we have a bold vision to dramatically scale our impact. In early 2022 we opened the first ever Global Headquarters for Women’s Leadership, a 30,000+ sq. ft. historic building just blocks from the White House on 16th Street. It will be a hub of activity, events and collaborations — bringing together women leaders and their allies to tackle the world’s greatest challenges.


Position Description: 

The Vital Voices team is seeking a motivated intern who will support the Global Network and Regional Engagement team, our team focuses on applying regional expertise to programs across the organization as well as gender-based violence expertise through our work on Voices Against Violence. The GNRE program intern will contribute to multiple aspects of Vital Voices’ programs and initiatives to end gender-based violence through administrative, logistical, research, and programmatic support. This position reports to Hannah Barrett, GNRE Program Assistant. 

We are accepting interns on either a full-time or part-time basis. The internship requires a commitment of 40 hours per week for full-time interns or 20 hours a week for part-time interns. The position is unpaid, but students will receive a stipend of $1000 per month for full time interns or $500 per month for part time interns and/or may receive academic credit for their experience in cooperation with their university. We are currently accepting applications for the summer semester. Summer internships will run from May 29 through mid-August (flexible depending on school schedule). Interns may work in person or remotely for the summer semester. 

Applications for the Summer internship should be submitted by April 30th, 11:59pm EST. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis 



  • On-the-job training for a variety of skills;
  • Professional development opportunities, including regular “lunch and learn” sessions;
  • A chance to learn about international advocacy;
  • Network with professional advocates in the non-profit sphere;
  • Letter of recommendation upon successful completion of the internship.



  • Programmatic support leading up to and following program implementation including data entry, printing and compiling materials, evaluating proposals and sorting survey results;
  • Research support;
  • Provision of general administrative and organizational support to the human rights team as needed;
  • Other related duties as assigned.



  • Advanced proficiency or fluency in English required
  • Strong preference for working proficiency or fluency in Arabic, Turkish, or Ukrainian
  • Demonstrated interest in women’s rights
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills and administrative capabilities
  • Ability to work creatively, independently, and as part of a team
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program or recent university graduate


How to Apply: 

To apply to the position please complete the application HERE by 11:59 PM (EST) on April 30th, 2023. 

Applications must include the following to be considered for review: 

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Availability (for example, if you are available part time, include the days and times when you could work)
  • Two references (including contact information)

Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  

Vital Voices provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vital Voices complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

Vital Voices expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Vital Voices’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.