Leadership and Social Impact Intern

Organizational Description:

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 60 headquartered in Washington, DC. In the coming years we have a bold vision to dramatically scale our impact. In early 2022 we will be opening 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 Leadership and Social Impact (LSI) department which manages and develops holistic leadership programs to advance women’s leadership and expand their social impact. The LSI team provides innovative and tailored leadership and other programming to support women and girl’s leadership development using the VV investment model to meet the needs of women leaders at all stages of their leadership journey.

The Leadership and Social Impact department includes the Global Ambassadors Program, Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership,  Voices that Inspire, VV GROW Fellowship, WE Empower Global UN SDG Challenge, the Google Impact Challenge, and the Vital Voices Leadership Journey. The intern will also provide support to ongoing initiatives including training curriculum development efforts and programmatic support with corporate partners. The Intern will be assigned a portfolio of projects based on their skills and interests, working alongside and learning from cross-functional teams with leaders and peers with varying backgrounds, education, and experiences. This position reports to the LSI Team.

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 Spring semester. Spring internships will run from January 18 through end of May. All interns will be working remotely for the Spring semester.

Applications for the Spring internship should be submitted by December 5 at 11:59pm EST.


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


  • Assist with logistics and administration for international and domestic programs
  • Editing and preparing program content and materials
  • Draft articles, newsletters, reports, and blog posts
  • Support program social media activities
  • Support program recruitment and selection
  • Support ongoing new business development and partnership development priorities
  • Contribute to data entry, database management, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Research funding opportunities and resources for women-owned businesses and organizations
  • Reviewing grant application and reporting materials as necessary
  • Administrative tasks as necessary
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Interest in and knowledge of global women’s issues, international development, and/or women’s leadership
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program or recent university graduate
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent communications and digital media skills
  • Experience coordinating logistics for programs and events
  • Experience with research and data management for qualitative and quantitative projects
  • Experience developing social media campaigns and using content and contact management platforms a plus
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Computer literacy (Excel, online portal management, and document formatting skills preferred)
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and administrative capabilities
  • Spanish and/or Portuguese proficiency a plus
  • Remote working ability

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, email the materials listed below to jacquelinedeacutis@vitalvoices.org using “LSI Intern – your full name” as the subject line of the message.

Applications must include the following in order 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.